Greta Gauhe is a freelance choreographer, dancer, producer, and researcher based in London. Making work since 2015, her performative works are eclectic and multidisciplinary, with a distinct focus on political, social or ecological issues.
Much of her current focus on the medium of dance as a means of coming together, exploring empathy, touch, and connection. Challenging the formal separation between spectator and performers, Greta’s works are seen in both theatres and art institutions and she was amongst the first to stage a fully socially distanced performance with a live audience, exploring touch and connection in late 2020.
After graduating with a MA in Performance from the London Contemporary Dance School, Greta enrolled onto the MFA in Choreography at Trinity Laban to further investigate her artistic practice. She will continue her journey as a researcher during her PhD, investigating new methods to recreate touch-like sensations for Community Dance practitioners and manual therapies at Coventry University.
As the artistic director of the Follow Through Collective, Greta has managed various stage productions for theatres, museums, and outdoor spaces. Her works were performed at many festivals in the UK and Europe, including the Resolution Festival, RichMix, Chisenhale Dance Space, the Emerge Festival, October Gallery, University of the Arts Berlin, Albany Theatre and the Camden Fringe Festival.
In the meantime, she performed works by Florence Peake & Eve Stainton, Matthias Sperling, Livia Ritae, Sasha Roubicek, Matta Sakka (Sasha Waltz), Anna Williams, Sonja Rafferty, Gary Lambert, Marie Yagami, Roman Baca and she has been a dancer at the theatre in Würzburg.
Alongside her artistic work, Greta has been involved in various Community Dance projects working with people of all ages and she has taught creative dance classes and workshops for both professional and non-professional dancers.
She is honoured to have received the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship during her time at Trinity Laban and the TL Ignite Grant for creating a new doorstep performance as part of SE19 Dance Project, recently.
Picture by Lidia Crisafulli