Eric Gauthier asked star choreographers to create their version of Tchaikovsky‘s popular ballet Swan Lake for the dance company of the Theaterhaus Stuttgart. The result are three 20 minutes long Swan Lake excerpts as diverse as their choreographers. Above all, this is a programme that allows both audience and artists to reconnect with something familiar while discovering something completely new.
Cayetano Soto: UNTITLED FOR 7 DANCERS
Marco Goecke: SHARA NUR
Hofesh Shechter: SWAN CAKE
Duration: approx. 70'
TV Director: Andreas Morell
Produced by EuroArts Music in coproduction with ZDF/3sat
The Sound Weavers: Neo-Classical Composers and Performers
A film by Anne-Kathrin Peitz
They attract millions of people to their concerts and via streaming services; their albums sell like hot cakes. Both young and old flock to sold-out houses; making directors and managers in the classical music industry green with envy. In any case, NEO-CLASSICAL, as the new music trend is called, is a mega hit.
What makes the form so popular? Is their music ingenious or simply comforting? Are they Mozarts 2.0 or rather maestros for the masses? Do they build a bridge to the musical past, allowing our ears to walk comfortably in "familiar territory"?
The documentary, THE SOUND WEAVERS: THE NEO-CLASSICAL COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS LUDOVICO EINAUDI, HANIA RANI, JOEP BEVING AND HAUSCHKA (WT) portrays the four most successful protagonists of the genre. It tells their stories, visits them and their concerts. It gets up close and personal with their audience, seeks answers from socialists, neuroscientists, musicologists and even marketing experts. But above it all, it allows these creators – these weavers – to have their own say.
Duration: approx. 52'
Produced by EuroArts Music