I danced ballet as child, albeit with little success. Despite this, my passion for ballet and dance has carried into adulthood. I still love to watch ballet performances and would love to share my passion with you.
What an outstanding project created by Eric Gauthier! „The Dying Swan“ revisited in 16 new creations: 16 solos by 16 choreographers from all over the world, danced by the 16 dancers of Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, with music by 16 componists, captured by 16 video artists: This is „The Dying Swans Project“.
How the project started
The initial spark for Eric Gauthier’s Dying Swan’s Project was ignited when Gauthier Dance’s extensive tour program in February and March fell victim to the extended lockdown. Eric Gauthier saw the increasing discouragement in the eyes of his dancers and he realized that he had to do something about it. His “dying swans” needed a new artistic challenge and so The Dying Swans Project was born! Small at first, but it was to get better. A few days later, Gauthier, himself a member of the “be a mover” community, was invited to a talk with Jörg Howe, Head of Global Communication at Daimler AG. When he shared his dream, Howe spontaneously offered him support.
Watch all terrific 16 choreographies here – coming consecutively!
Long nights and lockdown are the perfect excuses to binge on some addictive TV. And for all dance lovers, Netflix’s new drama ‚Tiny Pretty Things‘ is just the treat we’ve all been waiting for! This new 10 episode drama depicts the daily life of ballet students at an elite ballet academy in Chicago and is based on the book series of the same name, by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.
You are an outstanding dancer and artist who is looking for new challenges. What inspires you?
I really believe in the art form of ballet and dance. Aesthetically, dramatically, physically, culturally it has so much to offer, so what drives me is the desire to tap into as much of its potential as possible and to share it with people, get others inspired from it and with that to appreciate it.
I found this amazing video of the Royal Ballet on Youtube and want to share it with you the science of how dancers learn choreography. What happens in the dancer’s brain? How does dance effect the brain?
The Royal Ballet Company loves to enriching people’s lives through ballet. It offers a lot for all ballet lovers, digital and learning platforms for young people and adults, international touring, ROH live cinema every season all over the world. Ballet production were regularly streamed online. In times of covid 19 the Royal Opera started a fanatic program for free to please all ballet fans.
Enjoy three World premieres of the young choreographers Bryan Arias, Craig Davidson und Juliano Nunes with the JUNIOR BALLET ZURICH live streamed out of Theater Winterthur! Free of charge! Available until April. Further information: www.opernhaus.ch/en/digital
This funny video of the Australian Ballet is worth watching. Most Ballet Lovers know the ultimate romantic classical ballet GISELLE. The second Act tells the legend about the Wilis, ghosts of young maidens who died of grief after their love was betrayed. Now Myrtha, the queen of the willis motivates them to do what they do best: Dancing Giselle – even in quarantine!
„Ich will Menschen gut tun mit Tanz“ Hoffnung und Motivation im Lookdown
Eric Gauthier ist DER TANZBEGEISTERER. Fraglos ist er einer der beeindruckendsten Tänzer und innovativsten Choreografen weltweit. Was ihn aber ganz besonders macht, ist sein Elan und seine Kreativität, den Tanz als Kunstform, Aktivität und Inspiration möglichst vielen Menschen nahe zu bringen. Sein Motto lautet: Jeder Mensch kann tanzen. Tanzen macht glücklich. Gerne stelle ich Euch einige seiner aktuellen Projekte vor.
The Dying SwanS Project
Motivation im jetzigen verlängerten Lookdown schafft Eric Gauthier für seine Company Gauthier Dance mit diesem einzigartigen Vorhaben. Der „sterbende Schwan“ ist ein weltberühmtes Ballettsolo und bestens geeignet, die Botschaft „Kunst lässt sich nicht aufhalten“ zu verbreiten. 64 renommierte Künstler*innen aus den Sparten Tanz, Choreographie, Musik und Film konnten in kürzester Zeit begeistert werden. Das Tanzprojekt besteht ganz coronakonform aus 16 Solos – für jedes Company-Mitglied wird eine Neukreation geschaffen. Die Videoclips sind dann kostenlos auf den Social Media-Kanälen des Theaterhaus Stuttgart und Gauthier Dance abrufbar. Der Probenstart hat gerade begonnen. Ich werde weiter darüber berichten.
On Saturday, 13 February, THE BALLET ZURICH finally return to the stage: The revival of «Winterreise» staged by ballet director Christian Spuck, which was awarded the renowned «Prix Benois de la Danse» in 2019, will be broadcast live from Opernhaus Zürich at 7 pm!