(Sweet) (bitter)
de Thomas Hauert


(Sweet) (bitter)

of Thomas Hauert

Thursday, December 10, at 7pm

at the CCNO

On reservation
10 € / 8 € under 30 years old and job-seekers

© Filip Vanzieleghem

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 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 & dance Thomas HauertLight Bert Van Dijck
Costume Chevalier-Masson
Music Claudio Monteverdi Si dolce è’l tormento, Salvatore Sciarrino 12 Madrigali
Production ZOO/Thomas Hauert
Coproduction Charleroi danse – Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE)
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
This performance is presented in conjunction with the CCNO’s reception-studio facility. In November 2019, Thomas Hauert directed a workshop for professional dancers in Orléans.
  • Performance

    thursday 10 december 2020

    (sweet) (bitter) of Thomas Hauert