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Gauthier Dance Performance Cancelled Tonight at The Joyce Theater

Due to inclement weather and unsafe travel conditions The Joyce Theater (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) has cancelled this evening's (March 14) opening performance of Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart in the New York premiere of Marco Goecke's acclaimed evening-length work NIJINSKI. The new official opening for this engagement will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30pm.

Ticket holders for this evening's performance can reschedule their tickets by calling JoyceCharge tomorrow (Mach 15) at (212) 242-0800.

A young, dynamic company of sixteen unique and highly versatile dancers, under the Artistic Direction of dancer/choreographer and musician Eric Gauthier, Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart presents contemporary dance by Gauthier and internationally renowned choreographers, including William Forsyth, Ji?í Kylián, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, and Hans van Manen. Founded in 2007, Gauthier Dance has quickly established itself as a dance powerhouse, both at home and abroad.

Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart now makes its Joyce Theater debut with the New York premiere of Nijinski, the latest evening-length work by the company's house choreographer Marco Goecke. NIJINSKI explores the extraordinary, yet painful life of Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Often cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century, Goecke aims to use Nijinsky's life, both on and off stage, to demonstrate the delicate relationship between art and madness.

Performances of The Joyce Theater's presentation of Gauthier Dance // Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart will take place March 15 - 19 at The Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street) according to the following schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday & Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday at 2pm. Curtain Chat, a free post-performance talkback with the artists, will take place on Wednesday, March 15. This enlightening discussion is open to all patrons attending that evening's performance. Tickets range in price from $10-$56 and can be purchased at, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, visit

Directed by the dancer, choreographer, and musician Eric Gauthier, Gauthier Dance//The Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart presents contemporary dance by Gauthier and internationally renowned choreographers such as Mauro Bigonzetti, William Forsythe, Ji?í Kylián, Itzik Galili, Paul Lightfoot,Sol León, and Hans van Manen. Established in October 2007, Gauthier Dance established itself in the German dance scene with record speed and has become an international brand. During the first years, the company´s acclaim was based on their original, humorous bills that also attracted a big young audience. Today, the program is every bit as accessible but offers a wider choice of styles and moods. Parallel to its growing fame, Gauthier Dance has intensified collaborations with international star choreographers. Following the rave success of Mauro Bigonzetti´s narrative ballet Alice the next full-length piece saw its world première in June 2016: Marco Goecke´s exploration of the myth NIJINSKI - a ballet which was equally celebrated by critics and audiences and is widely regarded as another milestone in the company´s development. On top of a busy touring schedule with, amongst others, stops at the Festival Internacional Madrid en Danza 2016 or The Joyce Theater New York, on March 1, 2017. Gauthier Dance will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the première of the mixed bill BIG FAT TEN at Theaterhaus Stuttgart. The Theaterhaus Stuttgart, which opened its doors in 1985, is a unique cultural center, which presents theatre, music, dance, cabaret, comedy, literature, political discussions, and more on a total of four stages. The Theaterhaus has a long tradition of producing and presenting dance theatre; best known are the collaborations between Marcia Haydée and Ismail Ivo. The Theaterhaus has also traditionally been and continues to be, a venue for the free-lance dance scene in Stuttgart. Gauthier Dance is the First Resident Contemporary Dance Company in Stuttgart.

ERIC GAUTHIER (Artistic Director ) took only a few years to make it from charismatic soloist of the Stuttgart Ballet to high-profile international choreographer and director of one of Germany's most successful companies. The German Dance Prize "Future" 2011 in the category choreography for Gauthier himself as well as the German Theatre Prize THE FAUST 2011 and 2013 for Gauthier Dance mark the reputation the company of currently 16 dancers has gained since 2007. In the critics' survey 2012/13 of the German specialist magazine tanz, Eric Gauthier was twice nominated as Dancer of the Year - for the solo I Found A Fox, which Marco Goecke created for him. Recent kudos include the listing among the "Great Hopes" 2016 in the new yearbook of tanz and the prize for Best Duet at the St. Petersburg DANCE OPEN Festival 2016 for his piece Punk Love. Top companies worldwide have taken Gauthier's works into their repertoire - including the Staatsballett Berlin, the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, and Het Nationale Ballet Amsterdam. Devised by Gauthier and produced by Theaterhaus Stuttgart, COLOURS International Dance Festival 2015 created a stir in the international dance world. The festival is to be continued as a biennial event. As the son of a leading Alzheimer's researcher, Eric Gauthier has acquired an awareness for social issues early on. With the Gauthier Dance Mobile, the company brings contemporary dance to youth centres, hospitals, andto elderly homes. Eric Gauthier was awarded the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and is a member of the board of trustees of the Alzheimer's Foundation Baden-Wuerttemberg.

MARCO GOECKE (Choreographer ) serves as Resident Choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet and Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater in The Hague. He has emerged as one of the most sought-after choreographers worldwide - renowned for his poignant, avant-garde dance language and the audacity with which he breaks down aesthetic boundaries. In 2003, Goecke won the Prix Dom Pérignon, 2005 the Cultural Award of the Land Baden-Wuerttemberg and 2006 the Prix Nijinsky for upcoming choreographers. His Nutcracker ballet was nominated for the German Theatre Prize THE FAUST 2007. In the current dance critics' survey of the specialist magazine tanz he was voted Choreographer of the Year 2015. Over the past ten years, Marco Goecke has created more than 30 pieces including the full-length ballets Nutcracker and Orlando for the Stuttgart Ballet and world premières for, amongst others, John Neumeier's The Hamburg Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Nederlands Dans Theater, the Norwegian National Ballet, the Leipzig Ballet, and the São Paulo Dance Company. His works are also performed by companies such as the Ballet of Gärtnerplatztheater Munich or Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.

The Joyce Theater Foundation ("The Joyce," Executive Director, Linda Shelton), a nonprofit organization, has proudly served the dance community for over three decades. Under the direction of founders Cora Cahan and Eliot Feld, Ballet Tech Foundation acquired and The Joyce renovated the Elgin Theater in Chelsea. Opening as The Joyce Theater in 1982, it was named in honor of Joyce Mertz, beloved daughter of LuEsther T. Mertz. It was LuEsther's clear, undaunted vision and abundant generosity that made it imaginable and ultimately possible to build the theater. Ownership was secured by The Joyce in 2015. The theater is one of the only theaters built by dancers for dance and has provided an intimate and elegant home for over 400 U.S.-based and international companies. The Joyce has also presented dance at Lincoln Center since 2012, and launched Joyce Unleashed in 2014 to feature emerging and experimental artists. To further support the creation of new work, The Joyce maintains longstanding commissioning and residency programs. Local students and teachers (K-12th grade) benefit from its school program, and family and adult audiences get closer to dance with access to artists. The Joyce's annual season of about 48 weeks of dance now includes over 340 performances for audiences in excess of 150,000.

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