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

Marco Goecke
Johan Inger
Alexander Ekman

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.

Wir sagen uns Dunkles - Marco Goecke

One on One - Johan Inger
Inger chose to make One on One on Franz Schubert’s Impromptus and 21st Sonata. These scores are considered the composer’s last great piano compositions. One on One earned Inger the prestigious 2016 Benois de la Danse award.

One on One - Johan Inger

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.

Cacti - Alexander Ekman

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.