Back on stage: "Der Liebhaber" (The Lover) is the first world premiere of Marco Goecke in Hannover and his fifth full-length work.
The most successful book by French author Marguerite Duras (1914-1996), in which she tells – at least partially autobiographically – of an amour fou as a fifteen-year-old with a man twelve years older, has fascinated the choreographer for many years. The literary material is universal, a love story that captivates the reader in all its facets and was almost waiting to be translated into dance.
Unique choreographic expression
Despite its wealth of frenetic, fluttering and rapid movements, Marco Goecke's unique body language appears minimalistic. However, it always hits the very core of human existence. Goecke's unique choreographic expression enters into an emotional synthesis with the powerful visual language of Marguerite Duras' novel. "The idea of making a ballet out of this great work reassured and delighted me," says Goecke, who has read the book repeatedly since his youth and is a great admirer of Marguerite Duras.