A Theaterhaus Stuttgart production

Triple program that offers two adaptations of a great title and recovers a cult classic.

22 to 23 march 2024

Especially for Bilbao, Eric Gauthier has come up with a trio of group pieces that add up to a perfect artistic showcase for the Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart. The first part combines two contrasting choreographies from the SWAN LAKES programme: Marie Chouinard’s LE CHANT DU CYGNE: LE LAC turns the company’s women dancers from oppressed swans into outspoken rebels with an in-your-face feminist message. Hofesh Shechter’s decidedly cool SWAN CAKE, on the other hand, seems like a danced study in swarm behaviour, set to an immersive score of his own making.

After the interval, another treat awaits. All 16 company members unite for Ohad Naharin’s cult classic MINUS 16. Like in a kaleidoscope, the choreography combines diverse episodes, musical material and moods which Naharin continually re-arranges and modifies. The result is an intense and fitting finale to a tailor-made programme celebrating three masters of contemporary dance.

The team

Marie Chouinard: LE CHANT DU CYGNE: LE LAC.
Choreography and Staging, Costumes, Lighting & Video Design: Marie Chouinard.
Music: Louis Dufort.
The show includes: “Un violador en tu camino”, courtesy of Colectivo LASTESIS.

Hofesh Shechter: SWAN CAKE.
Choreography and music: Hofesh Shechter.
Lighting Design: Mario Daszenies, Hofesh Shechter.
Costume Design: Gudrun Schretzmeier, Hofesh Shechter.
Assistant: Kim Kohlmann.


Ohad Naharin: MINUS 16.
Choreography: Ohad Naharin.
Costume Design: Ohad Naharin
Lighting Design: Avi Yona “Bambi” Bueno
Music: Soundtrack from Cha-Cha de Amor, Popular song arranged by Dick Dale, Traditional song arranged and performed by the Tractor’s Revenge and Ohad Naharin, Nisi Dominus by Vivaldi, Song by Arlen Harold arranged by Marusha, Frédéric Chopin u.a.
Staging & Assistant to the choreographer: Matan David

Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Artistic Director Gauthier Dance: Eric Gauthier
Company Coach: Egon Madsen
Ballet masters: Cesar Locsin, Luis Eduardo Sayago
Company Manager: Inga Kunz
Artistic management: Daria Mosunova, Maria Strom
Technical production management: Holger Reuker
Artistic coordination set and costumes: Gudrun Schretzmeier

Dancers: Bruna Andrade, Andrew Cummings, Anneleen Dedroog, Karlijn Dedroog, Barbara Melo Freire, Luca Pannacci, Garazi Perez Oloriz, Arnau Redorta Ortiz, Shai Ottolenghi, Rina Pinsky, Izabela Szylinska, Sidney Elizabeth Turtschi, Locke Egidio Venturato, Giovanni Visone, Shawn Wu, Shori Yamamoto
Tour management: Mondigromax - cultivos de cultura in collaboration with ecotopia dance productions

Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart thank our sponsors STIHL, Fashion- und Lifestylehaus Breuninger in Stuttgart and Law Firm CMS Germany as well as our supporters Kästner GmbH & Co. KG, the First Friends and Friends of Gauthier Dance, the Gerhard and Paul-Hermann Bauder Foundation, the Foundation Herbert  Metzger und Anneliese Metzger-Nord and the Dr. Roland & Brigitte Schmid Foundation.

Theaterhaus Stuttgart is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Bank, the City of Stuttgart and the State of Baden-Württemberg.


Day 22 – 19:30 h.
Day 23 – 19:00 h.


21 - 45€ /discounts

Friends of Arriaga:
from 25% to 35% DISCOUNT.

Groups, young people, over-65s, unemployed, large families and people with 33%+ disability:

Dance professionals:

Last minute discount (for above-mentioned groups, except Friends of Arriaga and groups):

Last minute discount for Young Friends of Arriaga:

People with disabilities who use wheelchairs:
50% DISCOUNT (in proscenium balcony and one accompanying person)


110 min. (with breaks)