Gauthier Dance JUNIORS premiere RENAISSANCE
Fancy travelling back in time? Just book a ticket for RENAISSANCE. After all, the first stage programme of the Gauthier Dance JUNIORS is a rebirth of sorts. On the one hand, it refers to the history of Gauthier Dance and, on the other, to the JUNIORS themselves, who have realigned for the 2023/24 season – and have grown from four to six.
The six-part programme will be something of a baptism of fire for the young company. After all, they have so far only performed at schools and at charity events as part of the MOVES FOR FUTURE initiative. As a result, the young talents are full of excitement and pride. The production conveys much of the spirit of optimism that prevailed at Theaterhaus Stuttgart in the 2007/2008 season when Eric Gauthier opened the first chapter of an astonishing success story – with a company of six dancers and the bill Six Pack.
Now a new story begins. From the moment rehearsals started, the enthusiasm and motivation of the six young dancers has been palpable – as well as their formidable talent. The varied and challenging sextet of pieces includes world premieres by Rena Butler and Barak Marshall, as well as a new short film by Eric Gauthier. The evening is rounded off by three masterpieces: Sharon Eyal’s SARA, Andonis Foniadakis’ amazing Bolero, danced on trampolines as well as Marco Goecke’s Midnight Raga. The illustrious international line-up of the choreographers involved also makes clear that there will be no compromise on artistic excellence. RENAISSANCE gives the JUNIORS an extremely valuable opportunity: to grow in the face of a great challenge.
The Gauthier JUNIORS is comprised of Rebecca Amoroso (Italy), Rong Chang (Taiwan), Stefano Gallelli (Canada), Ayda Frances Güneri (Turkey), Joan Jansana Escobedo (Spain), and Mathilde Roberge (Canada). They are under the Artistic Direction of Eric Gauthier and Ballet Master Tara Yipp.
Performances of RENAISSANCE will be at Theaterhaus, T3 beginning on January 18, and running through January 27. Click here to book now.