In residency on February from 15 to 26, 2016
Thomas Hauert’s new creation is a group piece for six dancers. The choreographer will work on the question of “interpretation”: interpretation as a way of executing a piece, a text or a score (the artist’s interpretation), but also interpretation in terms of the meaning given to a sign, a sound or a gesture (the audience’s interpretation).
In short, two forms of interpretation that come together and produce the artistic experience. He will collaborate with five dancers who have been involved in ZOO for a number of years: Mat Voorter, Liz Kinoshita, Fabian Barba, Albert Quesada and Gabriel Schenker.
— Thomas Hauert
He is a Swiss choreographer who now lives in Brussels. He has danced with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Gonnie Heggen, David Zambrano and Pierre Droulers. He founded his company, ZOO, in 1997, for which he created Cows in space (1998) as well as more than fifteen other works.
Many of his dancers have been with him since the company’s inception, working closely with him on the tensions and possible articulations between order and disorder, form and the lack of form, freedom and constraint and groups and individuals. In 2013 he has been appointed academic director of the new bachelor degree in contemporary dance opened within the theatre academy La Manufacture the Lausanne (Switzerland’s first dance school at university level).
March 18, 2016 - Programme Commun - Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne (Switzerland)