Nederlands Dans Theater: Forsythe/Goecke/Eyal
The legend returns to Stuttgart with two brand new pieces and a classic. Two years ago, the Nederlands Dans Theater celebrated its sixtieth anniversary, and under its new director Emily Molnar, this most famous of all modern ballet companies is continuing unwaveringly on its path: it presents as many world premieres as possible, discovers choreographers and turns many of them into classics. In One Flat Thing, reproduced twenty metal tables thunder toward the audience. Drawing on the idea of drifting icebergs, Forsythe has his dancers swing precariously over the edges, juxtaposing wild, risky movements with geometric, rigid structures. In I love you, ghosts Marco Goecke’s latest work for Nederlands Dans Theater, infinitely sad spirits recall ballets and suffering from the past. The oeuvre by the Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal pulsates with a grotesque, sometimes machine-like quality. Bedroom Folk, a collaboration with her partner Gai Behar, fractures hypnotic fascination with ironic laughter. The version shown at COLOURS has never been performed in Germany before.
NDT1 must be Europe's classiest and most accomplished modern dance company, their trademark being slick, gorgeously lit, gorgeously danced movement with a deep balletic grace and sharp modern angles. – The Telegraph
For years, before each premiere, one might think that the body and its limits could not really be explored any further. For years, one was mistaken before each premiere. – Die Frankfurter Rundschau über William Forsythe
Again and again Forsythe asks himself what dance and choreography are, facing the future and inquisitively, even hungrily, searching for that which he does not yet know, does not yet understand.– taz
Choreography: William Forsythe, Marco Goecke, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar| Duration: approx. 120 minutes with two intermissions