November 4 - December 22, 2017
As the title suggests, the music of virtuoso Franz Schubert predominates in this first NDT 2 programme. Besides the poetic duets in One on One (2015) by Johan Inger and the energetic teamwork in Alexander Ekman’s Cacti (2010) NDT treats the audience to a world premiere by associate choreographer Marco Goecke. Schubert will be accompanied live by Het Balletorkest.
"In Wir sagen uns Dunkles, everything vibrates. Of sensational excitement. Hands, wrists, shoulders and legs surrender to intoxicatingly fast tremolos. Even the neck, head and chest pulsate along with it."
- De Volkskrant on Wir sagen uns Dunkles
In this programme:
Wir sagen uns Dunkles (world premiere) - Marco Goecke
Marco Goecke (1972, Wuppertal) joined NDT as an associate choreographer in season 2013-2014. His latest work Midnight Raga (2017) for NDT 2 premiered in season 2016-2017. Earlier, he created Nichts (NDT 2, 2008), Garbo Laughs (NDT 1, 2012), Hello Earth (NDT 1, 2014), Dutch dance Zwaan Award 2015 nominee for 'most impressive choreography' Thin Skin (NDT 1, 2015), and Woke up Blind (NDT 1, 2016). In season 2017-2018 Goecke will create a new piece for the NDT 2 programme Schubert, which will have its premiere on November 4, 2017.
Cacti - Alexander Ekman
In Cacti choreographer and self-proclaimed ‘rhythm freak’ Alexander Ekman used classical music for the first time; a new arrangement of Schubert’s Der Tod und das Mädchen, in which the dancers form the instruments of the orchestra.
Listen to the music
The creations in Schubert are inspired by the music componist Franz Schubert. We made a playlist for you with the music from the performance. You can listen to the songs on Spotify and Youtube.