»The Dying Swans Live Experience«
Eric Gauthier Idea, Concept
Mauro Bigonzetti, Bridget Breiner, Virginie Brunelle, Kinsun Chan, Edward Clug, Dominique Dumais, Andonis Foniadakis, Itzik Galili, Eric Gauthier, Smadar Goshen, Anita Hanke, Guillaume Hulot, Nicki Liszta, Constanza Macras, Kevin O’Day, Elisabeth Schilling Choreography
Studio Bewegtbildgrafik Graphic- & motiondesign
Victoria Hillestad // [sic]-studios Music, sound
Rainhardt Albrecht-Herz Cinematic documentation
Hardly any solo from classical dance embodies suffering and despair as expressively as the Dying Swan, which Michel Fokine wrote for the prima ballerina Anna Pavlova in 1905. A similar pain moved Eric Gauthier in the endless limbo of the pandemic, from which he created an escape with »The Dying Swans Project«. What started small has now taken on large dimensions: 16 choreographers are developing their interpretations of the dying swan with the dancers of Gauthier Dance. By the premiere at the Ludwigsburg Festival, all 16 new creations and compositions in different styles will air on stage for the first time. With an important message behind each piece: art cannot be stopped.
A production by
Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Set in motion by »be a mover«, Daimler AG
In partnership with 3sat
In co-production with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele / Holland Dance Festival / Festival Bolzano Danza | Tanz Bolzano / Waiblingen Civic Center.
Tickets are only available at the Stuttgart Theaterhaus.
Please note: All visitors and accompanying persons must prove at the entrance that they have been vaccinated/healed or have tested negative on the day. Here you will find an overview of all testing centres in Ludwigsburg and Stuttgart. The Ludwigsburg test sites at the Rathaushof and the Stuttgart test sites Stuttgart-Ost and at the Schlossplatz are also open on Sundays.