“Hommage à Dore Hoyer”
Conceived and Choreographed by Susanne Linke
December 9th — December 11th
VenueOwlspot Theater
Dates12/9 (Fri) 19:00
12/10 (Sat) 13:00/19:00
12/11 (Sun) 13:00
Box office opens 1 hour before. Doors open 30 minutes before.
Running Time110 min. (with interval)
TicketsAdvance: ¥4,000 / Same Day: ¥4,500
All seats reserved
Early Bird Discount¥2,800
Festival Pass (5 Performances)¥3,200
Festival Pass (3 Performances)¥3,400
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A bold reimagining of dance history that creates a living archive

A leading figure in contemporary German dance and former disciple of expressionist dance pioneers Mary Wigman and Pina Bausch, Susanne Linke returns to Japan for the first time in 16 years to explore the groundbreaking work of a major influence on her career: Dore Hoyer. The solo dance “Afectos Humanos” was premiered in 1987 and recreates Hoyerʼs famous 1962 work of the same name. The duets “Affekte” (1988) and “Effekte” (1991) are based on Spinozaʼs “Ethics”, which was also a source material for Hoyer. Each of the three dances has its own character yet all variously explore themes of emotion. For the first time, Linke here also reconstructs her own work and passes it on to younger dancers to perform. As such, this homage to both Linke and Hoyer mediates the archive of dance history to open up new dance horizons.

“Afectos Humanos”
Dore Hoyer premiere: 1962
Susanne Linke premiere: 1987
Choreographed by Dore Hoyer (Eitelkeit, Begierde, Angst, Liebe), Susanne Linke (Dolor)

Premiere: 1988
Choreographed by Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich

Premiere: 1991
Choreographed by Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich




Susanne Linke

Choreographer, Dancer

Born in 1944, Susanne Linke received her education from expressionist dance pioneer Mary Wigman, after which she studied at Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen and became a dancer at Folkwang Tanzstudio under Pina Bausch. In the mid-1980s, she began her career as an independent dancer and choreographer. She created a new company at Bremen Theater, and was a founding member and artistic director of the Choreographisches Zentrum Essen. She returned to independent dance and choreography in 2001. Since the 2015/16 season, she has been the artistic director of the dance department at Theater Trier.

Dore Hoyer (1911-1967)

Dore Hoyer was a leading dancer and choreographer of German expressionist dance. She has been called one of the most important solo dancers of the expressionist dance (Ausdruckstanz, Neuer Tanz) movement. Inspired by Mary Wigman, she developed her own solo dance and toured widely before and after the Second World War. Wigman called Hoyer “Europeʼs last great modern dancer”. Her major work is the cycle “Afectos Humanos” (1962), which consists of five dance movements based on five of the 48 emotions in the philosophy of Spinoza: Eitelkeit (vanity), Begierde (lust), Angst (fear), Hass (hatred), and Liebe (love). The highly technical and abstract work can be seen as prefiguring postmodern dance, and has recreated and reconstructed by many dancers.

Cast & Creative

A reconstruction of:
Afectos HumanosDore Hoyer 1962
Susanne Linke 1987
AffekteSusanne Linke 1988
EffekteSusanne Linke 1991

Reconstruction of all three works for Theater Trier 2016

Choreographed and Directed bySusanne Linke
Sound Design and Composition:Wolfgang Bley Borkowski
Stage Design:Alfred Peter, Susanne Linke, Urs Dietrich
Video:Johannes Conen
Technical Director, Lighting:Kai Kolodziej
Video, Sound:Felix Bürkle
Assistant:Felix Bürkle
Training Director:Miroslaw Zydowicz
Vocal Coaching:Ketevan Rukhadze
Company Management:Waltraut Körver

Dore Hoyer’s work is under copyright to Deutsche Tanzarchiv Köln. Many thanks to Prof. Dr. Frank-Manuel Peter for releasing the rights.

PerformersAfectos Humanos: Renate Graziadei
Affekte: Luiza Braz Batista, Paul Hess
Effekte: Lucyna Zwolinska, Sergey Zhukov

Music and Film Credits
Afectos Humanos
Music:Dimitri Wiatowitsch

Video excerpts from “Dore Hoyer tanzt” (February 15th, 1967, Hessischer Rundfunk)

Music:Za Ondekoza: Devils On Drums, Monochrome II
J.S. Bach: Gloria – Cum Sancto Spiritu, Mass In B Minor

Sound design based on an idea from Urs Dietrich
Music:Wolfgang Bley-Borkowski
Pierre Henry: Messe de Liverpool, communion
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Tokyo Production
Technical Coordinator:Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG)
Stage Manager:Chikage Yuyama
Lighting:Hiroaki Tashiro (DotWorks Co., Ltd.)
Sound:Yuji Tsutsumida (WHITELIGHT)
Video:Tomoya Kishimoto (LUFTZUG)
Dresser:Kozue Akuzawa
Interpreter:Mayuko Kawai
Production Coordinator:Luna Matsushima
Interns:Shione Ogawa, Hirona Kai, Remi Matsushita
Front of House:Mayuko Arakawa
Photography:Kazuyuki Matsumoto
Video Documentation:SAIKOUDO Co., Ltd.

In cooperation withGoethe-Institut Tokyo
Endorsed bythe Federal Republic of Germany
Presented byFestival/Tokyo