Choreographer and artistic director Éric Gauthier has given a trio of his favourite choreographers free rein to create their own version of the legendary ballet. Cayetano Soto, Marie Chouinard and Hofesh Shechter appropriate Swan Lake, shaking it up and subverting its beauty in original ways, in three daring approaches that are respectively mysterious, radical and explosive. Each choreographer has left their distinctive stamp on their vision of the work, set to music of their choice by Peter Gregson, Louis Dufort and Hofesh Shechter, more or less inspired by Tchaikovsky’s famous score. An evening of shocks and contrasts —no gauzy tutus and romantic moonlight here!
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Cayetano Soto strives to subvert beauty to convey something else. The innovative and bold choreographer is a unique voice in the modern ballet world. His complex pieces shift between shadows and light, stunning audiences with haunting, cinematic on-stage worlds. The styles he employs cover a wide spectrum, result in hypnotic, often brutal duets featuring daring, angular lifts that dissolve with breathtaking speed into parad...Read more about Cayetano Soto
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The choreographer traveled all over the world as a soloist for 12 years before founding the COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD in 1990. Her works with their avant-garde signature are nonetheless enduring and appear in the repertoires of major international ballet companies.
Marie Chouinard creates a dance technique and enjoys a great reputation as coach among performers,. She is a director (films, applications, Virtual Reality works)...Read more about Marie Chouinard
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The explosiveness of Hofesh Shechter’s pieces on stage, works of pulsating rhythms in which angry young men take to the barricades, has gained him a rock star reputation among choreographers. His work evokes a harsh wind blowing from the street through the theater. His wild, raw dance exerts a very direct effect on the audience. Shechter shows us aggression and loss of control, dictators and the oppressed, chaos on the st...Read more about Hofesh Shechter
Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart is a young, dynamic company featuring 16 highly individual, versatile dancers, directed by dancer, choreographer, and musician Eric Gauthier. Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart presents contemporary dance by Gauthier himself as well as internationally renowned choreographers such as Mauro Bigonzetti, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Itzik Galili, Lightfoot/León, Hans va...Read more about Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
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Choreography Cayetano Soto.
Music Peter Gregson.
Set & Costume Design Cayetano Soto & Dario Suša.
Lighting Design Cayetano Soto.
Dramaturgy Dario Suša, Esther Dreesen-Schaback.
Assistant to the Choreographer Mikiko Ara.
LE CHANT DU CYGNE: LE LAC
Choreographer and Set, Costume, Lighting and Video Designer Marie Chouinard.
Composer Louis Dufort.
Rehearsal Director Lucie Vigneault.
Assistant to the Lighting Director Chantal Labonté.
Production Manager Jérémie Boucher.
The work includes Un violador en tu camino by and with the courtesy of Colectivo LASTESIS.
Choreography & Composition Hofesh Shechter.
Lighting Design Mario Daszenies & Hofesh Shechter.
Costume Design Gudrun Schretzmeier & Hofesh Shechter.
Assistant Kim Kohlman.