Nederlands Dans Theater has been one of the world’s leading companies since it began in 1959, making its U.S. debut at Jacob’s Pillow in 1965. The second company, widely known as NDT2, was founded in 1978 and this video is a record of the group’s first Pillow appearance. Like its parent company, NDT2 is based in the Hague and presents works by a range of choreographers (including house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot), and both companies still show the strong influence of former director Jiří Kylián (along with the now-defunct NDT3). Swedish choreographer Johan Inger danced with NDT under Kylián’s direction, and first began creating works for the company in the mid-1990s. Inger’s approach to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring envisions the story as a daydream inspired by a fleeting encounter between the sexes.