Marco Goecke is a mastermind. An idiosyncratic creator who follows and breaks his own rules while always creating new ones in the process. His movements are sometimes described as ‘feverish’ or ‘staccato’, but in reality it’s hard to capture what labels his particular vocabulary. On stage, lights are often dimmed, music tends to be loud, and dancers’ emotions reach a boiling point underneath a fragile surface, supported by increasingly intense breathing patterns. The interview opens with images of the NDT 2 piece Midnight Raga, which premiered a few days before the taping of this interview on March 17, 2017 and later was awarded with the Netherlands’ most prestigious dance award, a Zwaan (Swan) for best dance production. Watch and enjoy this interview in which we see Goecke at work, and hear him talk about how his style sometimes gets in his way, and why his relatively short dance career has been conducive to his work as a choreographer.
The interview is held in Dutch and German with Dutch subtitles.