Marco Goecke

Marco Goecke

Associate choreographer

Photo: Rahi Rezvani

Marco Goecke (Germany, 1972) trained as a dancer at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung Ballet Academy in Munich and at The Hague’s Royal Conservatoire. He created his first choreography in 2000 and has since created over 90 works, many of them performed by companies across the world.

Goecke was a Choreographer in Residence at the Stuttgart Ballet and Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam, Artist in Residence with Gauthier Dance Stuttgart, Artistic Director at the State Ballet Hannover, and has been an associate choreographer at Nederlands Dans Theater since 2013. His works have garnered wide international acclaim, winning Zwaan and Danzadanza awards and the Jiří Kylián Ring, among many others.

His Wir sagen uns Dunkles is part of this year’s NDT 2 programme Falling Into Shadow, a work that exudes a restless vibration and takes the audience on a journey through attraction and disquiet.

I have never been inspired in my life. I just go into the studio with everything I am and have experienced. And then I always come up with something. Everything arises from energies that you can’t even describe – maybe that’s what you call creativity.

Marco Goecke

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Works created for NDT:

  • Nichts (NDT 2, 2008)
  • Garbo Laughs (NDT 1, 2012)
  • Hello Earth (NDT 1, 2014)
  • Thin Skin (NDT 1, 2015)
  • Woke up Blind (NDT 1, 2016)
  • Midnight Raga (NDT 2, 2017; winner Dutch Zwaan Awards ‘most impressive choreography 2017’),
  • Wir sagen uns Dunkles (NDT 2, 2017)
  • Kunstkamer (NDT 1 & NDT 2, 2019) together with Paul Lightfoot & Sol León and Crystal Pite.
  • The Big Crying (NDT 2, 2021) for NDT 2
  • I love you, ghosts (NDT 1, 2022)
  • In the Dutch Mountains (NDT 1, 2023)