In the Dutch Mountains

Marco Goecke Full-length world premiere

Marco Goecke is viewed as one of the most unique choreographic voices today. His distinct style explores the boundaries of dance, making it quintessentially his own. Since 2008, he has been creating for Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT). In the Dutch Mountains will mark Goecke’s first full-length creation for the company. 

All 12 shows

A full length evening by Marco Goecke

With In the Dutch Mountains Goecke contemplates the absurdities of life and questions our sense of belonging, familiarity and becoming. For this, Goecke finds inspiration in a variety of sources, among which are Cees Nooteboom’s fictitious novel ‘In de Bergen van Nederland’ (In the Dutch Mountains), as well as the 1987 song ‘In the Dutch Mountains’ by Dutch rock band The Nits, that act as a backdrop to the choreographer’s strong artistic connections to the Netherlands: “The ways in which my life has always led me back to the Netherlands, is striking. I keep being drawn back to this country, again and again.”

Goecke joined NDT as an associate choreographer in 2013. An appointment he will extend for another four years as of 2023. Over the years, he created several works for both NDT 1 and NDT 2, including Nichts (2008), Thin Skin (2015), Midnight Raga (2017) The Big Crying (2021), and I love you, ghosts (2022). Goecke has received several awards, of which most recently the Jiří Kylián Ring. As of season 2019-2020 Goecke became the Artistic director of the State Ballet Hannover.

NDT is excited to dive deeper into a process with this extraordinary maker and curious about what it will creatively bring to us as a company and our audiences.

This programme will accompanied live by the Dutch Ballet Orchestra when seen in Amare, The Hague.

Performance dates

Season 2022-2023 | February 9 t/m March 5 2023

Amare, Den Haag – Accompanied live by the Dutch Ballet Orchestra.
February 9, 10, 11
March 3, 4, 5

Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht
February 16


SPOT Groningen
February 19

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht 
February 23, 24, 25

Parktheater Eindhoven 
February 28


In 2013 Marco Goecke (Germany) joined NDT as an associate choreographer. For the company, he created many choreographies in this period. His Midnight Raga (2017) earned him the Zwaan for ‘most impressive dance production’. As of season 2019-2020 Goecke leads the ballet direction at State Opera Hannover.



Introduction talks

NDT organizes introduction talks prior to the performances of NDT 1 and NDT 2 in the Netherlands. The introduction talk takes 30 minutes and offers the opportunity the audience to meet our company on a personal level before the performance starts. Modern dance and the repertoire of NDT in particular are the focus of our introduction talks.

You can read more information in the information e-mail you receive the day before your visit to Amare, or via the website of the theater in question where you are visiting the NDT performance.