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In addition to the film recording of Khora, the project documentation provides key background information on the origins of the choreographies and on contemporary dance in Frankfurt am Main in the 1990s.

Stadttheater Giessen:
The Horta Project – SOAP Recreation

An ensemble that became a benchmark for the German dance scene emerged at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt in the 1990s: Rui Horta’s SOAP company. Within just a few years, Horta’s unique choreographic style went from being an insider tip to a cult brand in contemporary dance, and the company enjoyed international success.

Two decades later, Tanzcompagnie Gießen returned two works from this period – Ordinary Events (1991) and Khora (1996) – to the stage as part of TANZFONDS ERBE.

Horta took charge of restaging his pieces in Gießen himself, supported by one of his former dancers, Dietmar Janeck.

Rehearsal week with Rui Horta
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In December 2013, Stadttheater Gießen arranged for the entire dance company to spend a rehearsal week at Rui Horta’s choreographic centre in Portugal where, under his direction, steps and technique were trained and consolidated.

 

Film recording of Khora
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Choreography/stage/lighting – Rui Horta
Costume – Kathy Brunner
Music – Les Tambours du Bronx
Choreographic assistant – Dietmar Janeck and Emmanuel Garcia Gazquez
Technical assistant – Bernhard Niechotz
Stage management – Heike Meister
Dancers – Yuki Kobayashi, Namiko Sakurai, Magdalena Stoyanova, Caitlin-Rae Crook, Sven Krautwurst, Manuel Wahlen and Michael Bronczkowski
Music – composed by Koen Brandt

Programme
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Programme for The Horta Project - SOAP Recreation by Rui Horta

Credits
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ORDINARY EVENTS
Choreography –  Rui Horta
Stage – Rui Horta
Costume –  Kathy Brunner
Music –  Les Tambours du Bronx
Dramaturgy –  Cornelia von Schwerin

KHORA
Choreography/stage/lighting – Rui Horta
Costume – Kathy Brunner
Music – Les Tambours du Bronx
Choreographic assistant – Dietmar Janeck and Emmanuel Garcia Gazquez
Technical assistant – Bernhard Niechotz
Stage management – Heike Meister
Dancers – Yuki Kobayashi, Namiko Sakurai, Magdalena Stoyanova, Caitlin-Rae Crook, Sven Krautwurst, Manuel Wahlen and Michael Bronczkowski
Music – composed by Koen Brandt

Performance Dates
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  • 16 February 2014 | Stadttheater Gießen – matinee
  • 22 February 2014 | Stadttheater Gießen – premiere
  • 3 March 2014 | Stadttheater Gießen
  • 8 March 2014 | Stadttheater Gießen
  • 21 March 2014 | Stadttheater Gießen
  • 26 April 2014 |Ordinary Events at XIV FESTIWAL TANCA KIELCE 2014
  • 9 May 2014 | Stadttheater Gießen
  • 08 June 2014 | Stadttheater Gießen

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