[duration: +/- 40 min – full length, 20 min – short version]


Andrea Hackl – concept, choreography, dance

Ivan Shopov [Balkansky | Cooh] – music

WILD HORSE RUN is a piece about Freedom and Courage.

WILD HORSE RUN invites its audience onto a “tour-de-force”, a journey that is powered by an inner fire, the ability to keep on going, to break through boundaries, a love for freedom.


“The performance WILD HORSE RUN is both, wild & touching in its subtlety. 
Andrea Hackl’s movements are flowing, soft and, equally, powerful. 
The music – composed by Ivan Shopov – elevating and rich in its many layers. This second layer of the work supports her intense physicality and accentuates the gentle and soft moments. Her dance – a ritual. Her story – the journey of a powerful woman.” – Ines Pariente / TOIHAUS Salzburg

“Strong, physical, sensitive … no words !” – Atanas D. Maev, CEO of Derida Dance Company





[from Latin cor: “heart”]

the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery.

strength in the face of pain or grief.

the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, pain; bravery

mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty


free-duh -m

– the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint:

– exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.

– the power to determine action without restraint.

– political or national independence.




created in collaboration with IVAN SHOPOV [BALKANSKY | COOH]  who composed the music for this performance, a Bulgarian based musician and visual artist who’s performing world wide and whose music has been released through some of the biggest labels.

produced in frame of a residency at Derida Dance Center – awarded BEST RESIDENCY 2014.


WILD HORSE RUN had its well received premiere @ BODY_GRAPHICS FESTIVAL  [Pernik, Bg], 27 SEPT 2016

and has been presented at:

  • Derida Dance Center (Sofia, Bg) Sept 2016
  • Come Together #3 @ Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam (Nl), Jan 2017
  • TOIHAUS Salzburg (Aut), Feb 2017
  • De Gelderlandfabriek, (Colemburg, Nl), Mar 2017
  • Theater Ins Blau (Leiden, Nl), Mar 2017
  • LaborGras, Berlin (De), June 2017
  • Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporanea de la Ciudad de Mexico, (Mex), Aug 2017
  • LARVA, Guadalajara Mex, Aug 2017
  • Teatro Rua das Gaivotas6 (Lisboa, Pt), Sept 2017
  • Festival Pelzverkehr (Klagenfurt, Austria), Sept 2018