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Paul Light­foot

Paul Lightfoot



Paul Lightfoot graduated from the Royal Ballet School in London before joining Netherlands Dans Theater (NDT) in 1985. Paul Lightfoot began as a dancer with NDT2. Two years later he moved into the ensemble of NDT1, where he danced until 2008. Early in his career Paul Lightfoot began choreographing together with Sol León. From September 2011 until August 2020 Paul Lightfoot was the artistic director of NDT. León and Lightfoot have been a choreographic duo since 1989 and together they have created more than 60 world premieres for the NDT, which they have received many prestigious awards for. From 2002 until 2020 León and Lightfoot were house choreographers of NDT. "Stop-Motion" from 2014 is the first work by the choreographer duo to be performed at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, and is therefore a German première.

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