NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 1
|CHOREOGRAPHIE, BÜHNE, KOSTÜME||MARCO GOECKE|
|MUSIK||PATTI SMITH: GODSPEED; WAVE; FIRE OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN; BIRDLAND; COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA; ABYSSINIA. KEITH JARRETT: EXCERPT OF THE BREMEN CONCERT PART II (1973).|
|URAUFFÜHRUNG||28.JANUAR 2015, LUCENT DANSTHEATER, DEN HAAG|
|DAUER DER VORSTELLUNG||26 MIN|
Marco Goecke’s latest premiere for NDT 1 Thin Skin is a homage to the punk rock icon and poet Patti Smith. 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. “Mind is a picture. And there in the corner is the hint of a spiral. Perhaps it is a virus; perhaps it is a spirit tatoo”, writes Smith, and Goecke’s dancers, whose skin is covered in countless tatoos, create dream worlds that are permanently changing. The dance remains elusive, but it gets under the skin, the skin of the thin-skinned.
Original, dynamic and stunningly his own
Subcutaneous doomsday is never far away in Smith’s music. The hectic, angular movements in the jargon of Goecke, which are characterized by particularly abrupt changes, fill that ominous atmosphere remarkably well.
Goeckes force is going against force
The world premiere ‘Thin Skin’ initially makes you itch; dancers are like praying mantis, moving fast in thousands of variations. But it's also dance that comes close to all the intangibility that defines humanity.
The beautifully performed duet by Jorge Nozal and Meng-Ke Wu, is the final duet for good reason. As in the songs by Smith there are no answers, however there doubt and life 'like a boomerang, keep comin' back.’