April 20, 2024

Contemporary Dance Masterclass

Eric Gauthier

Germany

Led by dancer and choreographer Eric Gauthier, participants will dive into the Gauthier Dance repertoire, working on a sequence from world-famous choreographers and creating a new piece of choreography as a troupe.

Contemporary DAnce Masterclass

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Event Info At A Glance

Price Overview: $15

Venue Overview: Offsite - Prima Studio

Overview

Share in a unique dance experience in this Torque Masterclass led by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Eric Gauthier. Participants will dive into the Gauthier Dance repertoire, working on a selection of inspiring sequences from world-famous choreographers, including some of Eric’s celebrated works. The aim: to create a moment and build a short, new piece of choreography that is adaptive, fun and challenging. “What is more rewarding than collaborating on a new dance piece?” says Gauthier.

About Eric Gauthier

It only took Eric Gauthier a few years to make it from charismatic soloist of the Stuttgart Ballet to high-profile international choreographer and artistic director of one of Germany’s most successful companies, Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart. Top companies worldwide have taken Gauthier’s works into their repertoire, among them the Staatsballett Berlin, the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam or Het Nationale Ballet Amsterdam. He is also known for his forays into other genres, for example with choreographies for the stage show of panda rapper Cro, the cinema hit Mackie Messer – Brecht’s Threepenny Film (2018), the Keep on Dancing campaign of the fashion company Marc Cain or the Grand Show ARISE at the Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin (both in 2021).

Moreover, Gauthier can now also be seen in front of the camera, as the presenter and dance expert of the SWR documentary series Dance Around the World, which takes the television audience to the world’s great dance cities. The first three episodes show the dance scenes in Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg and the Netherlands and are available in the media library of the German national channel ARD. Further shoots in London and Cuba are planned for the near future. In the summer of 2015, the premiere edition of COLOURS International Dance Festival, conceived by Gauthier and produced by Theaterhaus Stuttgart, took the public, the media and the dance world by storm. With an expanded program in Stuttgart’s city centre and an even more prestigious artistic line-up, the biennial event is now one of the most important dance festivals in Europe. Gauthier has also received great international recognition with The Dying Swans Project, comprising of 16 short films for the 16 members of the company, realized by 16 choreographers, 16 filmmakers and 16 composers – adding up to 64 artistic participants and 48 external commissions.

Dates & Times

April 20
2pm – 5pm

Venue

Offsite - Prima Studio

470 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON 

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