Imre & Marne van Opstal
They created LiNK (2014) and John Doe (2015) for Nederlands Dans Theater 2 program ‘Up & Coming Choreographers’, after which they debuted with their work The Grey (2017) for NDT2’s regular programming. They created Take Root (2019) for Nederlands Dans Theater 1, which received a nomination for the Swan Award for ‘best dance production‘. One of their latest works, Baby don’t hurt me (2021) created for NDT1 around the themes of identity, sexuality, gender and love was met with critical acclaim. After which the productive duo continued to create Eye Candy (2021) with Rambert Dance Company, The little man (2022) for Nationaltheater Mannheim, I’m afraid to forget your smile (2022) for Hessisches Staatsballett, Mommy, Look! (2023) for Ballet Theater Basel and To Kingdom Come (2023) for GöteborgOperans Danskompani. They’ve also worked with fashion brands and artists such as Dior and Lykke Li.
Van Opstals latest work Heart Drive (2022) is a co-commission and international co-production by Vancouver-based Ballet BC and Tero Saarinen Company. The creation premieres at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Canada, on 3 November 2022.