Eric Gauthier & the company

Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart is a young, dynamic company of 16 highly individual, versatile artists, directed by the dancer, choreographer and musician Eric Gauthier. Set up in October 2007, the company established itself in the German dance scene with record speed and has long since become an international brand.

Versatile repertoire

The repertoire includes works by Gauthier himself as well as famous contemporary choreographers such as Mauro Bigonzetti, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Marie Chouinard, Sharon Eyal, Andonis Foniadakis, William Forsythe, Itzik Galili, Jiří Kylián, Lightfoot/León, Hans van Manen, Marcos Morau, Ohad Naharin and Sasha Waltz.

Touring, awards & Artists in Residence

In addition to the performances at its home base Theaterhaus Stuttgart, the company is busy touring to international dance cities including Toronto, New York, Tel Aviv, Venice, Amsterdam, St. Petersburg, Monaco, Québec City, Montréal, Berlin and Chicago. Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart is the German Highlight in the yearbook of the specialist magazine tanz 2022. Artist in residence is Hofesh Shechter.

  • Stage photo from "The Seven Sins", three dancers pose in blue dresses
    © Jeanette Bak
  • Das Tanzensemble in Kostümen aus Dollarnoten auf der Bühne
    © Jeanette Bak

Collaborations with international star choreographers

Parallel to its growing fame, Gauthier Dance has intensified collaborations with international star choreographers. Even during the pandemic the company proved pretty unstoppable. In the summer of 2020, former Artist in Residence Marco Goecke created the full-length piece Do You Love Gerswhin?, on extremely short notice and subject to covid regulations. A year later, the bill Swan Lakes offered four new variations on the ballet classic, with world premieres by Marie Chouinard, Marco Goecke, Hofesh Shechter and Cayetano Soto.

  • Gauthier Dance in Marie Chouinard's Choreographie für "Swan Lakes"
    © Jeanette Bak

Film project with 16 choreographers, 16 videographers & 16 composers

And in the winter and spring of 2021, an encouraging initiative attracted a great deal of attention beyond the dance world: For The Dying Swans Project, 16 choreographers, 16 videographers and 16 composers created a solo for each member of Gauthier Dance – available free of charge on the Theaterhaus YouTube channel and in the 3sat media library. The response was overwhelming and even German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier informed himself about the project in a live chat with Eric Gauthier. Kudos include two Golden Prague Television Awards 2021 and a nomination for the Rose d'Or Award 2021 in the category Arts.

The Seven Sins

The company's most spectacular programme to date premiered in May 2022. In The Seven Sins, Aszure Barton, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sharon Eyal, Marcos Morau, Sasha Waltz and the two artists in residence Marco Goecke and Hofesh Shechter each transformed a mortal sin into a dance piece. A tableau of fiendishness that has caused an international sensation.