Sol León and Paul Lightfoot


Jul 24, 2021

Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, in residency at Orsolina28 in the context of Focus on Creation, reveal their last work in the very moment of its creation. "Creation" is an unmissable occasion to share a “performance in progress” by the outstanding choreographers who, over the last 30 years, have created over 60 works for the Nederlands Dans Theater, winning numerous prestigious awards, including the Benois de la Danse and the Herald Archangel.

The concept of the work is to embody the celebration of reassembling a group of artists who were used to being together, yet who have now been apart for over a year.

Sol León and Paul Lightfoot reunite some of their past dancers to find the inspiration to emphasize the spontaneity of this “unknown” moment, embracing the unconsciousness of what we have all been feeling in this extremely strange year.

As with all their creative processes, the choreographers give into the instant to discover what is awaiting them from within, inspired by the concept that the art will be there intertwined to this reunion with these exceptional and unique artists.

Spontaneity is the frame, and the disunity of this time is the motor of creativity, as forces are reunited to heal the breach.


  • Sol León

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    Sol León (Cordoba, Spain) joined NDT2 in 1987 after graduating from the National Ballet Academy of Madrid. Two years later she moved into NDT1.

    León continued to dance up until 2003, when she decided to fully devote herself to being the house choreographer of NDT together with Paul Lightfoot. From 2012 until 2020 León was also the artistic advisor for the company.

  • Paul Lightfoot

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    Paul Lightfoot (Cheshire, England) graduated from the Royal Ballet School in London before joining Netherlands Dans Theater in 1985. Lightfoot began as a dancer with NDT2. Two years later he moved into NDT1, where he danced until 2008.

    Early in his career Lightfoot began choreographing together with Sol Leon. From September 2011 until August 2020 Lightfoot was the artistic director of NDT.