The driven complexity of Marco Goecke’s (Germany) choreography excavates the inner working of an artist through his lightning-fast, nervous fluttering, and razor-sharp movements that stimulate the nervous system each time. Dancers twitch and contort their faces that portray both an intense longing and a dark intimacy. For Traces left Within the NDT associate choreographer will create a new world premiere with the dancers of NDT 1.
Jiří Kylián’s (Czech Republic) work evokes the dancer’s ability to speak honestly and sincerely. The emotional and kinetic thrust of his signature style is expressed through sensual, intimate gestures that capture the cerebral body as an instrument of inner movements. For Traces left within Kylián revisits Toss of a Dice with the NDT dancers since it was last performed by the company in 2006. The work was inspired by the work of sculptor Susumu Shingu, whose pieces Kylián calls “dancers of eternity” and a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé carrying the work’s title: “To me [Toss of a Dice] is a symbol of a sunken ship, something that is submerged under the waters of our conscious behavior, something which might be retrieved, or might not.”
Marina Mascarell’s (Spain) works are poetic, socially political and intimate. As a former member of NDT, her approach to movement inhabits the game of recognizing patterns in order to overcome them, and constantly questions choices to find the ‘true-self’: “I believe theatre has to make your imagination fly, without ever using the object like it is. I always question established ways of being, or issues I think society has. That’s what moves me to create.” NDT is very excited to see how working with a live orchestra will further develop her practice. This will be Marina’s first work created with the dancers of NDT 1.