Raimund Hoghe


“To me, the quest for beauty is important – this also plays a part in classical dance. When I use, for example, a very beautiful music like Swan Lake, there is a discrepancy between the beauty of the music and my own body which many people describe as ugly. That is what I am interested in: This disruption and the search for another kind of beauty. Bodies are like landscapes to me, and just as there are different landscapes, there are different bodies – and all of them are entitled to their being.“
Raimund Hoghe

“It is an elementary trait of Raimund Hoghe’s work to show disruptions and fraction. His stagings of the 1990’s were distinguished by the pathos of sentimental songs and a body digressing from the norm as well as the confrontation of popular hits with a burnished literary word. He presents his sharp focus on ostracism and discrimination in a highly aetheticized theatrical setting.“
Katja Schneider, tanzjournal

Raimund Hoghe was born in Wuppertal. From 1980 to 1990, he worked as a dramaturge for Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, which also became the subject matter of two books.. From 1989 onward, he has been working on his own theatre pieces for various dancers and actors. In 1994, he produced his first solo for himself, Meinwärts, and, up until now, has presented the eighteen pieces of his repertoire in many European countries as well as in Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada and the USA. In 1997, he made an hour long self-portrait Der Buckel, meaning The Hump, for the WDR. Raimund Hoghe was awarded numerous prizes for his works, among which was the “German Producer Award for Choreography“ in 2002. During the 2005/ 2006 season, Swan Lake, 4 Acts was voted the best foreign dance performance by the association of French critics; and in 2008, trade publication ballettanz voted him “Dancer of the Year“. Raimund Hoghe lives and works in Düsseldorf.

2016 – La Valse
2016 – Musiques et mots pour Emmanuel
2015 – Songs for Takashi
2014 – Quartet
2013 – An Evening with Judy
2012 – Cantatas
2011 – Pas de Deux
2010 – Si je meurs laissez le balcon ouvert
2009 – Sans-titre
2008 – L’Après-midi
2007 – 36, Avenue Georges Mandel
2007 – Boléro Variations
2005 – Swan Lake, 4 Acts
2004 – Sacre -The Rite of Spring
2003 – Tanzgeschichten
2002 – Young People, Old Voices
2002 – Sarah, Vincent et moi
2000 – Another Dream
2000 – Throwing the body into the fight (Lecture Performance)
1999 – Lettere amorose
1998 – Dialogue with Charlotte
1997 – Chambre séparée
1995 – Geraldo’s Solo
1994 – Meinwärts
1992 – Verdi Prati
1990 – Vento
1989 – Forbidden Fruit
Raimund Hoghe
Düsseldorf/Paris
Mail: rh.company@gmx.net
Website: www.raimundhoghe.com

Mathieu Hillereau / Les Indépendances
Management / Administration
Mail: production@lesindependances.com

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Raimund Hoghe


“To me, the quest for beauty is important – this also plays a part in classical dance. When I use, for example, a very beautiful music like Swan Lake, there is a discrepancy between the beauty of the music and my own body which many people describe as ugly. That is what I am interested in: This disruption and the search for another kind of beauty. Bodies are like landscapes to me, and just as there are different landscapes, there are different bodies – and all of them are entitled to their being.“ Raimund Hoghe

“It is an elementary trait of Raimund Hoghe’s work to show disruptions and fraction. His stagings of the 1990’s were distinguished by the pathos of sentimental songs and a body digressing from the norm as well as the confrontation of popular hits with a burnished literary word. He presents his sharp focus on ostracism and discrimination in a highly aetheticized theatrical setting.“ Katja Schneider, tanzjournal

Raimund Hoghe was born in Wuppertal. From 1980 to 1990, he worked as a dramaturge for Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, which also became the subject matter of two books.. From 1989 onward, he has been working on his own theatre pieces for various dancers and actors. In 1994, he produced his first solo for himself, Meinwärts, and, up until now, has presented the eighteen pieces of his repertoire in many European countries as well as in Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada and the USA. In 1997, he made an hour long self-portrait Der Buckel, meaning The Hump, for the WDR. Raimund Hoghe was awarded numerous prizes for his works, among which was the “German Producer Award for Choreography“ in 2002. During the 2005/ 2006 season, Swan Lake, 4 Acts was voted the best foreign dance performance by the association of French critics; and in 2008, trade publication ballettanz voted him “Dancer of the Year“. Raimund Hoghe lives and works in Düsseldorf.

2016 – La Valse
2016 – Musiques et mots pour Emmanuel
2015 – Songs for Takashi
2014 – Quartet
2013 – An Evening with Judy
2012 – Cantatas
2011 – Pas de Deux
2010 – Si je meurs laissez le balcon ouvert
2009 – Sans-titre
2008 – L’Après-midi
2007 – 36, Avenue Georges Mandel
2007 – Boléro Variations
2005 – Swan Lake, 4 Acts
2004 – Sacre -The Rite of Spring
2003 – Tanzgeschichten
2002 – Young People, Old Voices
2002 – Sarah, Vincent et moi
2000 – Another Dream
2000 – Throwing the body into the fight (Lecture Performance)
1999 – Lettere amorose
1998 – Dialogue with Charlotte
1997 – Chambre séparée
1995 – Geraldo’s Solo
1994 – Meinwärts
1992 – Verdi Prati
1990 – Vento
1989 – Forbidden Fruit
Raimund Hoghe
Düsseldorf/Paris
Mail: rh.company@gmx.net
Website: www.raimundhoghe.com

Les Indépendances / Mathieu Hillereau
Management / Administration
Tel: +33 1 43 38 23 71
Mail: production@lesindependances.com

Touring Productions


  • La Valse // Photo: Rosa Frank
  • Musiquse et mots por Emmanuel // Photo: Rosa Frank
  • Songs for Takashi // Photo: Rosa Frank
  • Quartet // Photo: Rosa Frank
  • Quartet // Photo: Rosa Frank