I Knew Then

Choregraphy: Johan Inger
Music: Van Morrison Madame George, The Way Young Lovers Do, I’ll Be Your Lover Too, Sweet Things, Crazy Love
Lighting: Tom Visser
Décor: Johan Inger
Costume: Bregje van Balen
Duration: 28 minutes
World première: 23 February 2012, Lucent Danstheater, The Hague

Johan Inger takes four girls and five boys to great heights on songs by Van Morrison. Not a group in unison, but sprouting individuals who rebel against it. On the spot swinging off their hips, falling in between the others and shelter in a steel forest. Inger’s work breathes humour: it’s fresh and optimistic, ranging from comic and theatrical to earthy and organic.

Associate choreographer Johan Inger (Stockholm, 1967) was born in Sweden but found himself as a dancer and choreographer in The Hague. Inger joined NDT1 in 1990 and debuted successfully as a choreographer with Mellantid in 1996. His NDT-creations Dream Play (2000) and Walking Mad (2001) earned him the Lucas Hoving Productie Award. Inger was honored by the Stichting Dansersfonds '79 with the Merit Award. He was artistic director of the Cullberg Ballet (2003-2008), and has been based in Sweden ever since.