SIERRA OSCAR FOXTROT TANGO
November 1 – December 20, 2019
The Hague, Eindhoven, Gouda, Arnhem, Den Bosch, Tilburg, Amsterdam, Groningen, Venlo, Maastricht, Zwolle, Utrecht, Alkmaar, Amstelveen, Amersfoort and Haarlem
About the performance
Sierra Oscar Foxtrot Tango presents a surprising mix of four contrasting choreographical voices, challenging the young dancers of NDT 2. For over a decade, Medhi Walerski danced with NDT before he fully committed to choreographing, and he will create a new work for NDT 2 in this programme. This world premiere will be joined by the critically acclaimed Wir sagen uns Dunkles (2017) by associate choreographer Marco Goecke. Additionally, Sara (2013) by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar returns to the NDT stage. The duo will work together with NDT 2 on a renewed version of their mysterious work. And French choreographer Yoann Bourgeois will show an expanded version of Fugue Table (2010); a piece in which imperceptibly navigates between physics and poetry, dance and acrobatics.
In this programme
Wir sagen uns Dunkles - Marco Goecke
"Marco Goecke's creation for NDT 2 begins with encounters in the studio between the choreographer and the dancers. Their meetings appear unimportant, yet simultaneously they are more important than anything else; young, naughty and evil, playful and punky. “Today, my feelings belong to the dancers, more than ever before”, says Goecke. A blink of the eye, a glance, a seemingly fleeting gesture. Just a moment or a story? What remains is a tear on an eyelash that is fanned away. How do we get closer? A butterfly that remains a second before it flies away. The sounds of
Schubert and Schnittke meet those of Placebo, The Swan Song and Song To Say Goodbye. Then there are the rattling pants, its sound interfering with the music. Goecke: “The dancers understand me immediately. There is no limit, they want to be challenged.” They move fast, virtuoso, gesticulate in peculiar ways, unconscious yet self-assured, and - whether solo, in a pas de deux or larger group - they communicate in Goecke's language, as if they had never learned another. Darkness Spoken, without words." - Nadja Kadel
Sara - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
Sara was created in 2013 and has been composed for NDT 2 especially. The choreography revolves around memories, dreams, emotions, inspiration, loneliness, sorrow, and sharing. “It springs from the subconscious, but is very humane at the same time”, says choreographer Sharon Eyal. The mysterious dream world originates fully from the creators’ feelings and intuitions. Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been an innovative pair in the contemporary dance world for years. For this creation for NDT 2 they worked with long term collaborator and musician Ori Lichtik. In these multi-disciplinary efforts movement, sound and lighting stand side by side, creating pieces that exceed the borders of ‘traditional’ contemporary dance and turn all the elements into equal protagonists.