(sweet) (bitter)

2015 solo by Thomas Hauert

Thomas Hauert is a dancer and choreographer whose sophisticated, improvisation-based research on movement has a strong relation to music – either actual music or the musicality of the movement itself. In his new solo, his dance interacts with the baroque madrigal Si dolce è’l tormento composed by Claudio Monteverdi on a text by Carlo Milanuzzi. Hauert interprets this musical poem of impossible love as the expression of a conflict between the bliss of pursuing an ideal and the torment of knowing that this ideal will stay unreachable – a tension which is a universal motor of life but takes as many forms, as many interpretations, as there are individual visions of this “perfect country”. In German, an untranslatable word exists to describe this exquisitely painful feeling of inextinguishable longing: Sehnsucht.

Concept, choreography and dance Thomas Hauert
Light Bert Van Dijck
Costume Chevalier-Masson
Music Claudio Monteverdi, Si dolce è’l tormento, Salvatore Sciarrino, 12 Madrigali
Production ZOO/Thomas Hauert
Co-production Charleroi Danses
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la danse / Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour les arts / Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie / Ein Kulturengagement des Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn / Wallonie-Bruxelles International

06 March 2018
Mercat de les Flors Barcelona (ES)
07 October 2017
Objectifs Danse Brussels (BE)
24 May 2017
23 May 2017
29 April 2017
Kaaitheater Brussels (BE)
28 April 2017
Kaaitheater Brussels (BE)
11 April 2017
28 January 2017
Les Subsistances Lyon (FR)
27 January 2017
Les Subsistances Lyon (FR)
26 January 2017
Les Subsistances Lyon (FR)
04 December 2016
03 December 2016
Festival El Cruce Rosario (AR)
23 November 2016
Tanz Festival Winterthur Winterthur (CH)
19 November 2016
Südpol Kriens (CH)
18 November 2016
Südpol Kriens (CH)
06 August 2016
17 December 2015
08 November 2015
ADC Genève Genève (CH)
07 November 2015
ADC Genève Genève (CH)
06 November 2015
ADC Genève Genève (CH)
05 November 2015
ADC Genève Genève (CH)
04 November 2015
ADC Genève Genève (CH)
30 May 2015
Dublin Dance Festival Dublin (IE)
30 May 2015
Dublin Dance Festival Dublin (IE)
28 May 2015
28 May 2015
27 May 2015
Dublin Dance Festival Dublin (IE)
26 May 2015
Dublin Dance Festival Dublin (IE)
09 May 2015
Fête de la danse La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)
09 May 2015
Fête de la danse Neuchâtel (CH)
08 May 2015
Fête de la danse Lausanne (CH)
25 April 2015
25 April 2015
24 April 2015
19 December 2014
El Porton de Sanchez Teatro Buenos Aires (AR)
29 November 2014
Casa del Arte Concepcion (CL)
28 November 2014
Casa del Arte Concepcion (CL)

(sweet) (bitter)

solo by Thomas Hauert