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We haven’t said enough

Marco Goecke The Big Crying
Johan Inger IMPASSE

On Tuesday the 20th, Wednesday the 21th and Thursday the 22nd of April, we will broadcast the performance of We haven’t said enough live from the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague to dance lovers’ homes all over the world via live streams on the NDT website. The audience is welcome to join the performances in NDT’s online theatre auditorium, right in their own living rooms. The choreographers ensure that the audiences at home will feel just as immersed in their new creations as the audiences in the theater.

In the programme We haven’t said enough, the NDT 2 dancers will once again perform The Big Crying by Marco Goecke. After so many amazing reactions we give you another chance to enjoy the piece again or to experience it for the first time. The NDT 2 dancers will also perform IMPASSE, a ballet from the Swedish choreographer Johan Inger that premiered in March 2020 – right before all theaters had to close their doors, causing many to miss the piece.

Time: you are welcome in the stream from 7.15 PM, the performance starts at 8 PM (CEST, UTC +2 so Dutch local time), duration ± 75 minutes
Ticket: €15 (feel free to pay more!)

Please note: ticket sales for the live stream close 1 hour before the performance starts (so at 7 PM). 

In this performance

Marco Goecke – The Big Crying

“Those who know Marco Goecke’s works know that they always have to do with himself and with the time in which they were created. Perhaps The Big Crying is Goecke’s most personal piece, begun in Autumn 2020, shortly after the death of his father. It is a piece about parting and about everything we have to burn, says the choreographer, speaking of bodies that are like broken engines and of costumes that resemble the curtains of a hearse. It is not surprising that his choice of music includes a Death Lullaby; Blood Roses by the American singer Tori Amos whose music – sometimes confusing and not always comprehensible poetry is very close to Goecke’s dance – hits the mark. The fact that this piece nevertheless comes along with the tremendously fiery power of an entire company, nineteen outstanding dancers, is perhaps due to the fact that, despite all transience, the dance and the choreography celebrate the joy of life and the urge to be alive.” — Nadja Kadel

From Goecke’s new work ´The big crying´ you can conclude after just one minute that you are looking at something fantastic. This is one of his most beautiful works by the choreographer who manages to baffle time and again with his creations.

Leidsch Dagblad
on The Big Crying by Marco Goecke.
Johan Inger – IMPASSE

 How do we bridge the gap that grows as we stagnate? Our world today feels defined by a situation in which no progress seems possible. IMPASSE by Johan Inger illuminates that the baseline of human behavior is rooted in peer pressure and a loss of self, determined by a seduction of unending streams of “newness”. The piece problematizes the ease with which we seem to fall into what others say or do and how we lose the opportunity for fruitful growth in the process. Can we nurture the ability to seriously interrogate the world together, and find the capacity to reimagine it? Through a steady increase in the number of dancers on stage and a simultaneous decrease in the size of the performance space, IMPASSE demands a sense of urgency. Fluid movements and strong rhythms are translated by the young dancers of NDT 2 through moments of hysterical comic relief and manic isolation, indicating that together we should be stronger, alone we are less. 

The magic of the choreography lies in the tension that is tightly stretched from start to finish and ensures an unpredictable character. […] It is blood-curdling, sanding, pinching and causes unrest, but also hilarity.

Leidsch Dagblad
on IMPASSE by Johan Inger.