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Hofesh Shechter new Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance for the next three years!

Hofesh Shechter has agreed to become Artist-in-Residence of Gauthier Dance for the next three years! After Marco Goecke, this is the second time that Eric Gauthier has succeeded in winning a choreographer of world fame for a close collaboration with Theaterhaus Stuttgart. And as with Marco Goecke, this last official step feels completely natural. Eric Gauthier comments: „In the end, the question seemed logical. In the past few months, Hofesh and I have spoken on the phone many times, and exchanged ideas about his works for the next three seasons. That’s when I said, half jokingly, ‚Except for Marco, we don’t work with anyone else so continuously. You should be our resident choreographer.‘ There was a short pause and Hofesh said, ‚I’d love to.‘ Of course I took him up on that!“

What is the motivation of the new Artist-in-Residence? Hofesh Shechter: „Creating work for Eric and his company is always pure pleasure – from Eric’s enthusiasm and love of dance and the creative ideas that bubble out of our conversations, to the talent, commitment and versatility of the brilliant Gauthier dancers. The atmosphere in this company is one I simply love – working hard with a spark of joy. Becoming Artist-in-Residence feels like a natural next step in our well-formed relationship and I cannot wait to start working on the ideas we have planned for the next three seasons.“

The head of Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Werner Schretzmeier, is also extremely pleased: „Hofesh Shechter’s decision to be our Artist-in-residence is the highest accolade for the work of Eric Gauthier, the dancers of Gauthier Dance and Theaterhaus Stuttgart as a whole. The Stuttgart cultural scene can be proud of this great choreographer.“

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