Swan Lake! As soon as you mention the title of this ultimate classical ballet, the images and associations will come by themselves: a lake in the moonlight, the Dance of the Little Swans, Prince Siegfried torn between Odette and Odile, the evil sorcerer Rothbart. There have been countless traditional renditions, modern interpretations and spoofs, on stage as well as on the big screen. So is there nothing more to tell about Swan Lake? Certainly not – at least if you come up with a new format for the story... Eric Gauthier has asked four star choreographers to create their version of Swan Lake for the Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart. These works aren't meant to add up to a full-length piece but to Swan Lakes in the plural: a bill including four individual Swan Lake adaptations of about 20 minutes each, that are stylistically as varied as the choreographers themselves. Above all, a prime opportunity for both audiences and artists to draw on a well-known subject – and discover something completely new.
Currently not on stage at Theaterhaus, but on tour. Discover all tour dates here.