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"Hope - that's what we all need more than anything else right now. And hopeful is a project that Eric Gauthier is currently getting off the ground at record speed. The initial spark was provided by a moment during a company meeting earlier this year, with decidedly bad news: Gauthier Dance's extensive touring schedule in February and March fell victim to the extended lockdown. Gauthier saw the increasing despondency in his dancers' eyes and realized he had to do something about it. His "dying swans" needed a new artistic challenge. The Dying Swans Project was born! But it was to get even better. A few days later, Gauthier, himself a member of the "be a mover" community, was invited to the Talk with Jörg Howe invited, Head of Global Communications Daimler AG. When he told him about his dream, Howe spontaneously offered him support. And now the swans could take off!

The Daimler initiative "be a mover" is part of the Group's global corporate citizenship commitment. With this strong tailwind, Gauthier was able to think bigger. He wanted to benefit not only the company, but also as many creative artists as possible - 64 artists from the fields of dance, choreography, music and film. It took Gauthier just one week to win them over for his project: The Dying Swans Project electrified famous international choreographers as well as representatives of Stuttgart's independent scene.

The finished project consisting of 16 solos for each company member of Gauthier Dance, and is available on the social media channels of Theaterhaus Stuttgart and Gauthier Dance."

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  • Choreography, Stage & Costume Design
    Smadar Goshen
  • Dancer
    Theophilus Veselý
  • Composer
    Leonard Küßner
  • Video Artist
    Katja Trautwein
  • Camera & Color Grading
    Feline Gerhardt
  • Editing
    Farina Hasak

The Dying Swans Project Set in motion by Daimler AG, "be a mover".

  • Idea & Concept
    Eric Gauthier
  • Design
    Studio motion graphics

"The Dying Swans Project" is a Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart production co-produced by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (L), Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Festival Bolzano Danza | Tanz Bozen, Holland Dance Festival, Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen, ZDF/3sat.

Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

  • Artistic Director
    Eric Gauthier
  • Ballet Masters
    Cesar Locsin, Luis Eduardo Sayago
  • Production Management
    Lisa Beck, Inga Kunz
  • Technical Production Management
    Holger Reuker
  • Artistic Coordination Stage & Costumes
    Gudrun Schretzmeier
  • Press
    Nicola Steller
  • Tour Management
    ecotopia dance productions