Henrietta Horn


„Henrietta Horn's work is marked by a very idiosyncratic – in the most positive sense - aesthetics: original subjects, musicality, and a very compact style.“
Bettina Trouwborst





Choreographer - Dancer - Teacher


Henrietta Horn studied “Elementary Dance” at the German Sport University Cologne. After that she went on to study professional dance at Folkwang University in Essen and worked as a freelance choreographer and dancer after graduating. 


Henrietta Horn created her first choreographies while still at university. Her works were awarded with several prizes including the prestigious Künstlerinnenpreis des Landes NRW (Female Artists’ Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia) for choreography/contemporary dance in 2008.


From 1999 to 2008, Henrietta Horn shared the position of artistic director of the Folkwang Tanzstudio with Pina Bausch. In her nine years as artistic director, Horn created ten choreographies for the Folkwang Tanzstudio Company, which were presented at numerous guest performances at home and abroad.


Henrietta Horn did not abandon her solo work as a choreographer and dancer during these intense years. In addition to numerous performances of “Solo”, in 2012 she collaborated with the musician Dorothée Hahne and lighting designer Reinhard Huber to create the performance „Rotlicht“.


In addition, Horn has frequently been invited to work as a guest choreographer, among others for the Rambert Dance Company in London and the dance theatres of Bremen and Bielefeld. In 2013, she was commissioned to reconstruct Mary Wigman’s 1957 “Sacre du Printemps” choreography, to be performed at the theatres of Osnabrück and Bielefeld.


Another important part of her work is teaching. She has been conducting workshops for professional dancers in co-operation with the Goethe Institute since 2001. She also teaches at Folkwang University and Cologne Sport University.


Her artistic work was portrayed in the films “Zum Tanzen geboren” (Born to Dance, WDR 1992), “Einfach tanzen” (Just Dancing, ARTE 2006) and “Folkwang Meets Africa” (Goethe Institute/German Dance Film Institute 2006).


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