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CDK Dancers Deliver a Mesmerizing ’70s Inspired Performance to Gotye’s Iconic 2010s Hit

March 7, 2024

Jackie Andres

If you were anywhere near a radio in the early 2010s, odds are you’re familiar with Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” The ballad rose to popularity as it topped international charts and won awards, and today, the complicated love song boasts more than 1.6 billion streams on Spotify alone. Over a decade after its release, CDK Company revisited the hit, choreographing a dance performance that’s just as iconic as the track’s original stop-motion music video.

On a single stage, the Netherlands-based collective showcases a wide array of sequences and movements in under four minutes. Dressed in ’70s business casual complete with blazers, vests, embroidered blouses, and flared pants, the troupe incorporated ripple effects, tutting, and sharp jolts to bring forth a sense of urgency and intensity, creating a satisfying visual contrast against a rather mellow song. Wide-angle shots and cohesive color grading enhance the performance, evoking a heavily stylized environment that could be part of a Wes Anderson film.

Watch the number along with the company’s other works on Youtube.

A group of dancers wearing sunglasses stand close to each other

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A camera pans from left to right as dancers perform a ripple of choreography

A group of dancers in a line, one at the end holding an umbrella.

A group of dancers in a formation dance.

A single dancers is spotlighted, his arms swaying.

A group of dancers in a formation dance.

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