September 22 - October 18, 2016
To kick off the new season, Stage One gives the NDT audience an insight into the more risk-taking choreographers in the field today. It presents two world premieres and Thin Skin by NDT’s associate choreographer Marco Goecke, which was labelled “Original, dynamic and astoundingly innate” by newspaper de Volkskrant when it premiered in 2015.

Ranging from the feverishly quick and pulsating movements of Thin Skin to the haunting dreamscapes of Medhi Walerksi and the compelling club-scene inspired works by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Stage One offers an evening full of surprising and innovative choreography and dance. Here, NDT proves once again that the company stands for creativity at the highest level.

"Intense arm movements, razor-sharp, intoxicating and almost relentlessly executed"

- De Volkskrant on Thin Skin

"But one thing is certain: it is impossible not to become entranced by NDT’s latest creation by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. [...] And then there is that ceaselessly churning rhythm that brings the movements together and where you, the spectator, can only look at breathlessly, until the curtain falls."

- Leids Dagblad over Salt Womb

"[...] the dancers are reminiscent of the moving figures of Henri Matisse's La Danse"

- De Volkskrant on GARDEN

Marco Goecke
Medhi Walerski
Sharon Eyal
Gai Behar

In this programme:

Thin Skin - Marco Goecke

Marco Goecke’s Thin Skin is a homage to the punk rock icon and poet Patti Smith, who immediately made history with her first album Horses (1975). The singer’s rhythmically elaborate, sometimes breathless-sounding lyrics form a visually and acoustically powerful synthesis with Goecke’s very particular frenetic language of movement.

Choreography: Marco Goecke
Dramatist: Nadja Kadel
Assistant of the choreographer: Ander Zabala
Music: Patti Smith: Godspeed; Wave; Fire of unknown origin; Birdland; Come back little Sheba; Abyssinia.
Keith Jarrett: excerpt from The Bremen Concert Part II (1973).
Light: Udo Haberland
Stage and costumes: Marco Goecke
World premiere: January 28 2015, Lucent Danstheater, The Hague
Duration: 26 minutes

Thin Skin - Marco Goecke

GARDEN - Medhi Walerski (world premiere)
Salt Womb - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (world premiere)

Rehearsal SOON - Medhi Walerski

Salt Womb - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

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