Dance - Interpreter

Reconstruction "Le sacre du printemps"

By Mary Wigman

Wigman’s Sacre saw its premiere at the Städtische Oper Berlin in 1957, performed by the resident ballet company. Only sketches, photos and notes survive of her choreography, as well as the knowledge of the dancers involved in the piece at the time. It was on this basis that Henrietta Horn, in collaboration with Susan Barnett and Katharine Sehnert, reconstructed the choreography, supported by the US-based former Wigman students and dancers Emma Lew Thomas and Brigitta Herrmann.

In a large-scale co-operation, the two companies of the municipal theatres of Osnabrück and Bielefeld brought this reconstruction onto the stage in November 2013, each with ten dancers as well as five guest performers, accompanied by the Osnabrück Symphonic Orchestra resp. the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra.


Mary Wigman


Henrietta Horn (artistic direction), Susan Barnett, Katharine Sehnert

Advice and Support:

Brigitta Herrmann, Emma Lewis Thomas, Susanne Linke

Stage and Costume:

Alfred Peter (according to Wilhelm Reinking)


Patricia Stöckemann


Susan McDonald, Miroslaw Zydowicz


Igor Strawinsky


Peter Lorenz

The Chosen One:

Vasna Felicia Aguilar, Hsuan Cheng, Anna Eriksson, Hsiao-Ting Liao, Brigitte Uray, Kathrina Wilke


Dirk Kazmierczak


Claudia Braubach

Two Women Priest:

Chris Bauer, Da Soul Chung

The Lovers:

Saori Ando, Ursina Hemmi, Tim Gerhards, Wilson Mosquera Suarez


Gustavo Gomes, Tiago Manquinho

Leader of Men-Dance

Gianni Cuccaro, Amadeus Marek Pawlica

Group of Girls:

Vasna Felicia Aguilar, Saori Ando, Hsuan Cheng, Anna Eriksson, Ursina Hemmi, Anne-Hélène Kotoujansky, Hsiao-Ting Liao, Noemi Emanuela Martone, Brigitte Uray, Léa Thomen, Kathrina Wilke

Group of Men:

Etienne Aweh, Keith Chin, Gianni Cuccaro, Tim Gerhards, Gustavo Gomes, Christopher Havner, Tiago Manquinho, Wilson Mosquera Suarez, Amadeus Marek Pawlica, Simon Wiersma

Group of Ancestors:

Miroslaw Zydowicz, Supernumerary of Theater Bielefeld (Maximilian Blasius, Patrick Kaminski, Hans-Jürgen Neumann, Helmut Ritz, Christian Schütz, Norbert Steidl)

Osnabrück Symphonic Orchestra

Musical Director:

Daniel Imbal

Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra

Musical Director:

Alexander Kalajdzic/ Elisa Gogou

Premiere Osnabrück:


Premiere Bielefeld:


The Premiere of „Le Sacre du Printemps“ by Mary Wigman took place on 24th of september 1957 at Städtische Oper Berlin „Le Sacre du Printemps“ is supported by Tanzfonds Erbe – Eine Initiative der Kulturstiftung des Bundes