German choreographer Raimund Hoghe’s Pas de Deux with Japanese dancer Takashi Ueno offers a new, minimalist interpretation of the crowning moment of the 19th century virtuoso classical ballet—the pas de deux. Drawing from the art form’s array of gestures, the work explores duality in mirrored movements rooted in the backgrounds and cultures of both dancers. Moving together in isolation, they subtly reveal their worlds.
Co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line 2012.
With the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, NRW Kultursekretariat, and the Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.
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Raimund Hoghe was born in Wuppertal. He spent his early career as a writer for the German newspaper Die Zeit, and has published several books. From 1980 to 1990 he was dramaturg for the late choreographer Pina Bausch’s renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal. In 1990, he started making his own work, and in 1992 began a longstanding collaboration with the visual artist Luca Giacomo Schulte who continues to work closely with him.
Hoghe’s work has been presented across Europe, Japan, Australia, and the United States, and has been met with critical acclaim. He was awarded the Prix de la Critique in 2006, and in 2008, was named ‘Dancer of the Year’ by the magazine Tanz. He lives in Düsseldorf.
Slide and bio photos by Rosa Frank / Photo album and Performance Page photos by Julieta Cervantes