Dance Swan Lakes + Minus 16

Swan Lakes and Minus 16 © Jeanette Bak

Wed, 05/01/2024 -
Sat, 05/04/2024

8:00 PM

Théâtre Maisonneuve

Gauthier Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Presented by Danse Danse

With the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marie Chouinard - Le Chant du cygne: le lac
Hofesh Shechter - Swan Cake
Ohad Naharin - Minus 16

What does Swan Lake inspire in contemporary choreographers? Two dance superstars boldly tackle this iconic romantic ballet for the 16 dancers of Gauthier Dance.

Choreographer and artistic director Éric Gauthier has given two of his favourite choreographers free rein to create their own version of the legendary ballet. Marie Chouinard and Hofesh Shechter appropriate Swan Lake, shaking it up and subverting its beauty in original ways, in two daring approaches that are respectively radical and explosive, leaving their distinctive stamp on their vision of the work. Finally, a surprise work by an artist to be announced completes the tryptich. An evening of shocks and contrasts —no gauzy tutus and romantic moonlight here!

Happiness, vitality, beauty and energy [...] a resolutely optimistic dance.
Theaterkrant, Netherlands