Henrietta Horn



 Foto Danse Macabre Jörg Landsberg

Photo: Jörg Landsberg






18./19./20. May, 7.30 pm 

20./21.May, 2.30 pm

Dance Hall | Campus Taipei National University of the Arts


Following the celebrated premiere of Mary Wigman’s Death Dances at the Osnabrück theatre, Henrietta Horn will accept the invitation issued by the Taipei National University of the Arts to create a new setting of “Death Dance 2” with TNUA students. In contrast to the Osnabrück version that featured recreated music by Frank Lorenz, drummer of the Osnabrück orchestra, the students themselves are going to play the music in Taipei. Also, there will be original masks and costumes produced in Taipei, based on the originals. 

The performances will launch with the symposium “Death and the expressivity of the body” on May 19th, 10.30 am to 1 pm, also on Taipei University campus. 


Choreographer and dancer Henrietta Horn has been International Chair Professor at the TNUA since 2015.

“(…) a transitory, swaying dance, which bears something that is timelessly touching, despite its expressiveness.” 

Helmut Regitz, “tanz”, March 2017


“(…) what a treasure has been unearthed by Henrietta Horn’s reconstruction team.” 

Christine Adam, „Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung“, February 2017


Re-ConstruCtion "Danse Macabre" by mary wigman

a project of Theater osnabrück

Artistic direction of the reconstruction: Henrietta horn


Re-construction of Mary Wigman's Danse Macabre from 1917 and 1926

Theater Osnabrück

Dance Company Theater Osnabrück

11.2.2017 Premiere

further dates: 16.2.17/21.2.17/26.2.17/10.3.17/12.3.17/21.3.17/25.3.17/12.4.17

Review excerpts:

“In accordance with Camille Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre” composition, Henrietta Horn and her team reconstructed the “Dance of Death I” both meticulously and carefully.”
Magazine tanz, Hartmut Regitz

“This is how reconstructions become a meaningful and touching event; they only create an artistic imprint when the timeless characteristics of modern dance were made visible before.”
Die deutsche Bühne, Bettina Weber

“It is stunning to see what those nine dancers have to do and are capable of doing during this evening. Their movements are without exception remarkable, they have obviously been inspired by those in charge of concept and rehearsal. In their very own way they manage to empathize with the respective language of time.”
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, Gabriele Gorgas

“…What great asset this reconstruction of works of the early era of dance is becomes even more evident in “Dance of Death II”…”
Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, Christine Adam

“…Absolutely breathtaking!… The whole project “Danse Macabre” is an asset to the cultural life of the city…”
ücker Nachrichten, Werner Hülsmann

“Henrietta Horn realized the reconstruction based on old dance notations, photographies and performance reviews, in doing so she was assisted by Susan Barnett, Cristine Caradec and Katharine Sehnert. The result is a strange and unusual dance world, yet also highly fascinating.”
Opernfreund, Rudolf Hermes

“Wigman’s work has been commendably reconstructed, produced and confronted with other choreographies by Patricia Stöckemann as project manager, Henrietta Horn and their team.”
tanznetz, Marieluise Jeitschko

“Henrietta Horn and her team have - together with project manager Patricia Stöckemann - reconstructed the dance pieces, the Dance Company Osnabrück have brought them back to fascinating life at Theater am Domhof…”
Westfälische Nachrichten, Hanns Butterhof






premiere: 28./29.10.2016 pact zollverein Essen


..."What else is dance but gravity resulting from a spacetime curvature? This approach manifests in a choreography that concentrates projection, composition and the art of movement in the most excellent way.In “Kaiserkleider” the artists brilliantly play with models of quantum physics, displaying a clarity and quality many others unfortunately lack.It results in a rare work of art - it is SENSUAL - INTELLIGENT - ART and all at once!"
(tanzweb.org / Klaus Dilger)


Trailer: tanzweb.org


Kaiserkleider 1 c Ursula Kaufmann klein Kaiserkleider 2 c Ursula Kaufmann klein

Fotos: Ursula Kaufmann