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Baby Don't Hurt Me Nederlands Dans Theater

The Netherlands

Identity, sexuality, love and gender take centre stage through striking movement and moving monologues.

Baby Don't Hurt Me
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17 Nov—20 Nov

It all begins with an intimate question: how can we express something that concerns us all? Can the personal become universal?

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FREE (booking required)


41 minutes

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Available to watch online from 12pm (midday), Thurs 17 Nov – 11:59am, Sun 20 Nov

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★★★★★ Baby Don't Hurt Me is an iron-strong choreography by Imre and Marne van Opstal.


Having started their professional careers as dancers with Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), brother and sister duo Marne and Imre van Opstal return to the company as two of the most exciting and sought-after young choreographers with their work Baby Don’t Hurt Me.

Set to music composed by Amos Ben-Tal, Baby Don’t Hurt Me is an exploration of how their personal experiences and perspectives become part of their role as dancers. Sharing their own personal stories, the seven dancers tackle themes of identity, sexuality, love and gender in this deeply poignant piece.

When we wear our heart on our sleeve, we run the risk of being painfully condemned or misunderstood. This vulnerability is one of those things we all have in common.

How much can we share?

What is love?


  • Performers NDT1 2021 Chloé Albaret, Lydia Bustinduy, Nicole Ishimaru, Isla Clarke, Boston Gallacher, Donnie Duncan Jr., Scott Fowler
  • Music Amos Ben-Tal (original composition)
  • Lighting Tom Visser
  • Dramaturgy Fabienne Vegt
  • Decor Imre van Opstal, Marne van Opstal, Tom Visser (Co-Set Designer)
  • Costumes Imre van Opstal, Marne van Opstal
  • Rehearsal Assistants Tamako Akiyama, Ralitza Malehounova

Produced in partnership with ABN AMBRO, DAMEN and AEGON

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