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Marco Goecke

Marco Goecke



Marco Goecke completed his ballet training at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung ballet academy in Munich as well as at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague. Engagements followed at the Berlin State Opera and Theater Hagen where in the year 2000 he created his first choreography. There followed several choreographies for the Noverre-Society with dancers from the Stuttgart Ballet, and an invitation to the New York Choreographic Institute. In the years that followed, he received numerous commissions for international companies such as Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the Norwegian National Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle and the Berlin State Ballet.

In the 2005/2006 season Marco Goecke was appointed Choreographer in Residence at the Stuttgart Ballet. From 2006 to 2012 Goecke also held the post of Choreographer in Residence at the Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam. Since the 2013/2014 season he has been Associate Choreographer at the renowned Nederlands Dans Theater.

Of the over sixty works Goecke has created in just a few years, many are also performed by other companies, for example in Tel Aviv, in Sao Paulo, by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, by the Canadian National Ballet, by the Finnish National Ballet in Helsinki, by the Stanislavsky Theater in Moscow, by the Zurich Ballet, by the German Opera on the Rhine in Düsseldorf, and by the Vienna State Opera.

Goecke has received several international awards, including the Culture Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg in 2005, the Nijinsky Award in Monte Carlo in 2006, the Choreographer of the Year in the critics’ survey by the magazine Tanz in 2015, and the Dutch dance prize Zwaan as well as the Italian prize Danzadanza for the best choreography of the year in 2017. This award was for the full-length work Nijinski, which he created in 2016 for Gauthier Dance in Stuttgart; since then it has been performed on worldwide tours with great success. In February 2019 Goecke created his first piece for the Ballet of the Paris Opera.

Since January 2019 he is Artist in Residence with Gauthier Dance Stuttgart and since the season 2019/20 Marco Goecke is Artistic Director of the State Ballet Hannover. Most recently, he worked on the full-length premiere of "The Lover" based on the novel by Marguerite Duras for the Staatsballett Hannover.

Photo © Regina Brocke

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