Henrietta Horn









Photo: Wolfgang Kleber



Dance ImprovisatioN



  • 05. & 06.01. 2018 | 7.30 pm 


  • Folkwang Universität der Künste

  • Campus Essen Werden/ Neuer Saal Westflügel

  • Free entrance


Anyone who would like to experience live and unformed dance moments live at the Folkwang University of the Arts is invited. "The Luck of Beginning" promises an unusual approach to the performing arts: what will happen is uncertain in advance. Dramaturgic arches emerge, collapse, grow or end abruptly. It is a special challenge to meet an audience without consultation and prepared sequences. Likewise, it is a big challenge to the audience. Not everything will succeed, the event takes time to develop. In addition to Henrietta Horn, Ying Yun Chen, Jordan Gigout, Keisuke Mihara, Léa Thomen, Isabel Wamig and Matthias Geuting will ask questions of rules, perspectives, freedom, permitted and unauthorized.




Photo: "Auftaucher" Tanzcompagnie Gießen / Photo: Rolf K. Weist




Tanzcompagnie Giessen


  • 18.08.2018 | 8pm | taT-studiobühne 
  • Stadttheater Gießen

    Berliner Platz 

    35390 Gießen

    Tickets: 0641-79 57-60 | theaterkasse(at)stadttheater-giessen.de

An empty room, ten dancers, eight chairs and twenty rattles - that's all that is needed to challenge the imagination of the audience. In just a few minutes, the interplay of movement, light and rhythm creates an atmospheric pull that captivates everyone. It is a firework of movements and expressiveness. Choreographer Henrietta Horn translates emotional processes into physical images. Various forms of human interaction can be found on the stage: the courting of the sexes, competition, rejection, jealousy, but also humor, shame, sensuality and zest for life. In its present form, the piece was premiered in 2001 by the Folkwang Tanzstudio in Jakarta and shown internationally. After recent rehearsals in Essen (2013) and Braunschweig (2016) now with the Tanzcompagnie Gießen.

This time around, it is a classic of contemporary dance rehearsed by Tanzcompagnie Gießen with guest choreographer Henrietta Horn. "Auftaucher" - commissioned in 1998 by a Polish theater - has developed over the years. "Auftaucher" is almost 20 years old, so it also stands for the former approaches to the development of dance theater, but it is not old-fashioned therefore. It seems incredibly young, sparkling and lively, above all humorous. The tension is sustained throughout, in the quiet as in the noisy scenes. Small breaks are built in, as sometimes a look is sufficient, which the dancers use skillfully .... What the TCG-ler show in acting power is very impressive. One feels drawn into this intoxication of combative competition and experiences the shame when emerging from this group frenzy. Which explains the untranslatable piece title "Auftaucher". And international enthusiasm: everyone understands the story. Dance as a universal language is confirmed once more.


tanznetz.de 01.12.2017, Dagmar Klein"











  • 31.01.2018 | 8 pm
    Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr (Großer Saal)
    Marienplatz 1
    44787 Bochum
    Tickets: 0234 – 910 86 66
    Iannis Xenakis: Pleiades
    „Melanges, Metaux, Claviers, Peaux“

    In 1979, the Greek-French composer Iannis Xenakis created the masterpiece "Pléiades", composed for music and dance on behalf of the Percussions de Strasbourg and for the Ballet du Rhin. For the focus project of the Bochumer Symphoniker "Percussion Summit" the work is resumed in its original idea, newly choreographed by Henrietta Horn for dancers of the

    Folkwang University of the Arts and in close cooperation with the musicians of the Schlagquartett Cologne and guests.

    Choreography: Henrietta Horn; Music: Schlagquartett Köln / Thomas Meixner, Dirk Rothbrust, Achim Seyler with guests: Johannes Fischer, Gerrit Nulens, Björn Wilker; Dancer: Tian Gao,Tomekk Jaschinski, Yen Lee, Julius Olbertz, Giuseppe Perricone, Etienne Sarti, Federico Rodolfo Zapata González; Lightdesign: Reinhard Hubert.