This month’s diarist Artistic Director of Gauthier Dance//DanceCompany Theaterhaus Eric Gauthier shares his “Six in Sixty”
- Early bird or night owl?
Originally and professionally a night owl. But what with three small children, I often have to be an early bird.
- Can’t travel without…?
My sports clothes for my daily workout.
- One routine you swear by?
My prayer before I go to sleep. I count my blessings and say thank you for everything.
- Favourite city to perform in and why?
Stuttgart! Not only because it’s our home – it simply has the best dance audience in the world, probably because of the long tradition of the Stuttgart Ballet. People here are very open-minded, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It’s heart-warming.
- Who or what has influenced you most as a choreographer?
Actually, I’ve rather wanted to do things differently. Watching dance is often like watching beautiful fish behind the glass. I want to do the opposite: break down that fourth wall and share moments with my audience.
- Guilty pleasure/indulgence?
Eric Gauthier is Artistic Director of Gauthier Dance//DanceCompany Theaterhaus Stuttgart which is celebrating 15 Years Alive.