Dance & Film i.c.w. Filmhuis Den Haag Mist | Damien Jalet, NDT1

25 May 2024

Filmhuis Den Haag


Rahi Rezvani

Choreographer Damien Jalet was inspired by the Dutch landscape; fog banks, wind and sea are translated into fluid movements of the NDT 1 dancers.

It's almost here! In May, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani presents the double bill SKID & Wild Poetry.

While we can't wait, Fonds Internationale Dans (FIND, Fund International Dance) presents in collaboration with Filmhuis Den Haag two films about dance, Encore and Mist, featuring choreography by none other than Damien Jalet (SKID) and Hofesh Shechter (Wild Poetry).

Mist marks the NDT debut by the Belgian-French choreographer Damien Jalet, whose creations tend to be visually stunning, kinetic, and thought provoking. Jalet created Mist, a multidisciplinary dance film, in close collaboration with Japanese visual artist Kohei Nawa and videographer Rahi Rezvani.

Metaphoric and metamorphic, Mist was created in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic and captures a sense of surrendering to its ambient bluriness, while finding a transcendent beauty that plunges the viewers into a hypnotic like state. Following Jalet’s and Nawa’s critically acclaimed pieces VESSEL and PLANET [wanderer], Mist uses the confrontation of bodies with different materials to reveal the constant shape shifting nature of life, and to explore a liminal space between science and mythology. Mist is inspired by the phenomenon of fog banks that are often associated with the Netherlands, where the film was created and shot, and explores the ephemeral space between reality and mirage through a physicality that recalls the dynamics of evaporating, condensing, and falling water. Using various kinds of fog through Nawa’s interactive and minimal set, the eighteen nearly naked dancers of NDT 1, interact, fuse, appear and disappear through fumes that evoke at times fire, underwater volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, waterfalls, clouds, rivers, or snow avalanches. Additionally, the work tends to evoke the style of Italian Renaissance paintings, and in particular the Leonardo da Vinci technique of « sfumato » that blurred the boundaries of the subject and its surroundings. Inspired by different myths about the transmigration of the souls after death as well as Japanese Shinto beliefs, Jalet’s visceral, carnal yet ghostly choreography takes a new intimate dimension through the lens of Iranian cinematographer Rahi Rezvani and light design by Urs Schonenbaum.  

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Sat 25 May 2024 17:15 Filmhuis Den Haag €12,00 Past


Rahi Rezvani
Rahi Rezvani
Rahi Rezvani
Rahi Rezvani


Filmed with a razor-sharp camera, the fog is almost palpable. The texture of the dancer’s skin has been portrayed in an exceptionally fine manner.




Concept / Choreographer / Film director: Damien Jalet
Concept / Set design: Kohei Nawa
Executive Film Director / Cinematography: Rahi Rezvani
Associate Choreographer: Aimilios Arapoglou

Performers: Chloé Albaret, Fay van Baar, Jon Bond, Lydia Bustinduy, Isla Clarke, Donnie Duncan Jr., Scott Fowler, Surimu Fukushi, Boston Gallacher, Nicole Ishimaru, Madoka Kariya, Amanda Mortimore, Paxton Ricketts, Yukino Takaura, Luca Tessarini, Lea Ved, Tess Voelker, Nicole Ward

Light: Urs Schönebaum
Costumes: Sruli Recht
Music: Christian Fennesz
Rehearsal Assistants: Tamako Akiyama, Lucas Crandall, Ralitza Malehounova
Assistant to Costume Designer: Flavia Bon (design technician)
Color and Post Production: Rahi Rezvani
Camera Assistant / Post Production: Egidio Levendale
Grip: Tim de Heer


Artistic Director: Emily Molnar
Managing Director: Willemijn Maas

Senior Manager Commercial Affairs: Joost Poort
Manager Planning & Touring: Linda de Boer

Company Manager NDT 1: Maarten van Herwijnen
Coördinator Touring & Music: Lara Meeuwissen
Technical Director: Eric Blom
Technical Production Coördinator: Joost van Hilten
Technical Production / acting Stage Manager: Dennis van Geest
Technical Production: Jonas de Vries, Michiel Schnelle (trainee)
Cue MasteR: Jolanda de Kleine
Light Technician / Floor Manager: Barry van Oosten
Light Technicians: Gerben de Snoo, Lisette van der Linden
Set Sound, Sound EditinG: Niels Mudde, Thijs Scheele
Projection Content, Projection Design: Niels Duursma
Projection Content: Kasper van der Horst
Stage Technicians: Pieter Offringa, Dave Staring, Joël Wolf

Manager Costume Department: Yolanda Klompstra
Costume Makers: Nikki Reid, Zosia Trebacz, Roos de Boer, Marie-Anne van Eijk, Suzanne Galama
Dressers: Isabel Blokland, Roos Mikx, Sabine Moojen, Josje Ottevanger

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