After a long wait, world-renowned choreographer Raimund Hoghe performs in Helsinki. Hoghe, who is also known as Pina Bausch’s dramaturge, brings to Side Step Festival his latest duet. The work in question, Pas de Deux, continues a long line of duets centered on a young, beautiful male body and Hoghe’s own experienced character.

In ballet, a “pas de deux” is a climactic duet where the two principal dancers demonstrate the mastery of their art. What divides, what unifies? This is the question Raimund Hoghe and Japanese dancer Takashi Ueno trace in their pas de deux, literally, ‘step for two’, with a great intimacy that is only heightened by distance. The result is an exquisite interplay of hands and arms, gestures, gazes, and complementary movements that narrate different biographies, cultures and experiences. They create a dialogue in movement that allows them to slip into new roles again and again to probe for always new possibilities within a relationship and for one‘s own perspective on the self.

“His aesthetics rely on attentiveness and rigidity, on subtle gestures, on exciting exaltations and great calm.“  - Katja Schneider,


Ticket reservations from January 2 onwards from Tiketti, tel 0600-1-1616 (1,78 € / min + lnc), every day 9–21

PAS DE DEUX (2011)

Concept, choreography, set design Raimund Hoghe

Dance Raimund Hoghe, Takashi Ueno
Artistic collaboration Luca Giacomo 
Production Cie Raimund Hoghe (Düsseldorf/Paris)
Co-production Festival d’Automne à Paris, Théâtre Garonne Toulouse, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster
Supported by the Ministry of Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of Nordrhein Westphalia, the Cultural Ministry of the state capital of Düsseldorf, FIAF Crossing the line (New York), The Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York), Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Montpellier Danse, résidence à l’Agora, the Cité internationale de la Danse
Photo Rosa Frank

The visit is supported by Goethe-Institut Finnland

Duration 120 min.

25/15 €