Dance
Artistic directors often have trouble running one dance company. Occasionally they are moved to complain - as Rambert's Christopher Bruce has recently done - that the arduous business of arranging tours, juggling budgets, training and recruiting dancers, massaging egos etc, leaves little time for them to work on the choreography that got them the job in the first place.

Jir Kylin is one artistic director who isn't complaining. Nederlands Dans Theater, which he has masterminded since 1975, has grown so large that he now has three deputies supervising the three branches of the company. In addition to the main company the NDT squad fields a useful team of veterans (NDT3, which visits the Edinburgh Festival this summer) and an under- 21 side, NDT2, which makes its first British tour this summer with work by Kylin, Hans Van Manen and others.

The company's repertoire tends to divide the critics, but all are unanimous in their breathless admiration of the dancers he produces. Lean, handsome and super-fit, it would be a privilege to watch them running for a bus.

Louise Levene

NDT2, Peacock Theatre, London WC2 (0171-314 8800) 8-10 May, 7.30pm, pounds 7.50-pounds 22.50

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