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Quebec-born choreographer Eric Gauthier, a former soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, is now the artistic director of Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart. This evening is the latest expression of his love of dance. Marco Goecke—a frequent collaborator of the National Ballet of Canada and the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), to name only those two—explores memories of his youth—profoundly marked by Pina Bausch. Eric Gauthier and Andonis Foniadakis present a piece dedicated to outstanding artist Louise Lecavalier, while Berlin-based choreographer and theatre artist Helena Waldmann contributes a work both poetic and political, expressed in multi-faceted movement. Finally, Montrealer Virginie Brunelle, known for her acclaimed works Foutrement and Plomb, completes the creative quartet, deconstructing classic techniques to reveal a complex and moving humanity.
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Choreographer Virginie Brunelle came to dance through music. Born in 1982 in Quebec’s Montérégie region, she studied violin as a child. Impelled by her musical ability, the power of rhythm and the joy of performance, she fell in love with contemporary dance during her studies at UQAM.In 2008, shortly after graduating, she created Les cuisses à l’écart du cœur, a work for seven dancers that won, among others, the 2009...Read more about Virginie Brunelle
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German choreographer, stage designer and independent director Helena Waldmann was born in Burghausen in 1962.Since the beginning of her theatre studies in Gießen, her first works at the German State Theatres in the early 90s with teachers such as Heiner Müller, George Tabori and Gerhard Bohner, several years at the Mousonturm in Frankfurt, and with her free-lance productions made in coproduction with German and international theatres...Read more about Helena Waldmann
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Marco Goecke was born in Wuppertal, Germany. He trained as a dancer at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in Munich as well as the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and worked at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater Berlin and Theatre Hagen. After choreographing works in Hagen and for Stuttgart Ballet’s Noverre-Society, Marco Goecke created ballets for New York City Ballet (Mopey, 2004) and Stuttgart Ballet (Sweet Sweet Sweet, 2005)....Read more about Marco Goecke
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It only took Eric Gauthier a few years to make it from charismatic soloist of the Stuttgart Ballet to high-profile international choreographer and artistic director of one of Germany's most successful companies. The German Dance Prize “Future” 2011 in the category choreography for Gauthier himself as well as the German Theatre Prize THE FAUST 2011 and 2013 for Gauthier Dance mark the reputation the company of currently 16 dancers has...Read more about Eric Gauthier
Born in Crete, Andonis Foniadakis studied classical and contemporary dance at the National School of Dance in Athens. In 1992 he was awarded the prestigious Maria Callas scholarship, which allowed him to pursue his training at Rudra Béjart in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1994 he choreographed In between for the Béjart Ballet in Lausanne, which was followed two years later by Court métrage. For two years he also danced in many...Read more about Andonis Foniadakis
Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart is a young, dynamic company of 16 highly individual, versatile dancers, directed by the dancer, choreographer and musician Eric Gauthier. The Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart presents contemporary dance by Gauthier and internationally renowned choreographers such as Mauro Bigonzetti, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Itzik Galili, Paul Lightfoot/Sol León and Hans van Manen. Set up in...Read more about Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Choreographers Virginie Brunelle, Eric Gauthier, Marco Goecke, Helena Waldmann. Production Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Coproduction Beating (Virginie Brunelle) Danse Danse (Montreal). Supported by the New Chapter of the Canada Council for the Arts. Set Design and Costume Design Gudrun Schretzmeier. Technical Production Manager Mario Daszenies. Production Manager Alexandra Brenk. Ballet Masters Guillaume Hulot, Takako Nishi. Dancers Garazi Perez Oloriz, Anna Süheyla Harms, Rosario Guerra, Anneleen Dedroog, Sandra Bourdais, Maurus Gauthier, Luke Prunty, Alessio Marchini, David Rodríguez, Alessandra La Bella, Nora Brown, Francesca Ciaffoni, Jonathan dos Santos, Réginald Lefebvre, Barbara Melo Freire, Theophilus Veselý.
A production of Theaterhaus Stuttgart
World premieres by Virginie Brunelle, Beating / Eric Gauthier & Andonis Foniadakis, Electric Life / Marco Goecke, Infant Spirit / Helena Waldmann, We Love Horses
Virginie Brunelle, Beating is a coproduction of Danse Danse (Montréal). With the support of the New Chapter program funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Artistic coordination set & costumes Gudrun Schretzmeier.
Technical production manager Mario Daszenies.
Production manager Alexandra Brenk.
Ballett masters Guillaume Hulot, Takako Nishi, Louisa Rachedi.
Dancers Garazi Perez Oloriz, Anna Süheyla Harms, Rosario Guerra, Anneleen Dedroog, Sandra Bourdais, Maurus Gauthier, Luke Prunty, Alessio Marchini, David Rodríguez, Alessandra La Bella, Nora Brown, Francesca Ciaffoni, Jonathan dos Santos, Réginald Lefebvre, Barbara Melo Freire, Theophilus Veselý.
Choreography Virginie Brunelle.
Lighting design Andréanne Deschesnes.
Costume design Elen Ewing.
Music Franz Liszt, Jorge Bolet, Henryk Górecki & Kronos Quartet, Max Richter.
Assistant Isabelle Arcand.
We Love Horses
Choreography, stage & concept Helena Waldmann.
Lighting design Mario Daszenies.
Costume design Judith Adam.
Choreography Marco Goecke.
Lighting design Udo Haberland.
Costume design Michaela Springer.
Music Antony and the Johnsons.
Choreography Eric Gauthier & Andonis Foniadakis.
Composer Stephan Boehme.
Lighting design Mario Daszenies .
Costume design Gudrun Schretzmeier.
Music David Bowie.
Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Artistic director Eric Gauthier.
Ballet masters Guillaume Hulot, Takako Nishi, Louisa Rachedi.
Company coach Egon Madsen.
Production management Alexandra Brenk.
Artistic management Lisa Beck.
Press relations Nicola Steller.
Tour management ecotopia dance productions.
Production team Theaterhaus
Artistic coordination stage set & costumes Gudrun Schretzmeier.
Costumes Kerry Rees (Dir. dance costumes), Christine Lange, Katja Holzwarth, Aische Weber, Katharina Ruprecht.
Freelancers Ahmad Edries.
Mistress of wardrobe Heidi Dávila García.
Stage set assistance David Fitzgerald.
Props Beate Mergel.
Technical production manager Mario Daszenies.
Lighting engineering Mario Daszenies, Lorenz Uhlig, Marcel Lyhs.
Stage Holger Reuker, Karolin Seidel, Thomas Burkhardt, Lukas Dethier.
Sound engineering Ruben Hauf, Philip Kannicht, Pit Schmidt.
Technical directors Theaterhaus Eckhard Wiederkehr, Wanja Wenzel (dep.).