13.06.2024

New Season 2024–2025

Today, Boris Charmatz, the artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and of Terrain, and Dr Daniel Siekhaus, the Tanztheater’s managing director, presented the programme for the new 2024/2025 Season. They also provided details of the Tanztheater’s performances at the Avignon Festival in June and July 2024.

05.06.2024

The Blind / Kateryna Pogorielova & Tetiana Znamerovska / Öffentliche Probe am Freitag, 07. Juni 2024, 19:30 Uhr

The Blind ist ein kollektives Bild einer trägen Gesellschaft, die unfähig ist, kritisch zu denken. Es geht um die Angst vor der Verantwortung und die Flucht vor der Realität. Es geht um die passive Betrachtung der Realität und das Warten.

09.04.2024

A BIG BIG ROOM FULL OF EVERYBODY’S HOPE

A BIG BIG ROOM FULL OF EVERYBODY’S HOPE is performed by three generations of a single family. Through language, movement, and song, the piece offers choreographies for living in the aftermath of violence. An intergenerational production of Amit Noy.

Photo Wilfried Krüger, © Pina Bausch Foundation
Photo Wilfried Krüger, © Pina Bausch Foundation

The Project

The dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch made history: in dance, theatre and throughout the arts. Her unique work and artistic legacy enjoy the status of national cultural heritage. To keep this heritage alive, and provide new ways to access it, the Pina Bausch Centre is planned at Wuppertal’s former municipal theatre, the Schauspielhaus.

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Ausstellungseröffnung zum Wettbewerb Pina Bausch Zentrum

The architectural competition

The architectural competition for the new Pina Bausch Centre was announced in April 2022. It was a high-profile competition that attracted renowned national and international architecture practices, most of whom collaborated with landscape designers for their proposals.

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Architectural Realisation

The Schauspielhaus, Wuppertal’s former municipal theatre, was Pina Bausch’s favourite venue. She created the majority of her works for this stage. Now protected as a historic monument, yet still highly modern in feel, five decades after the building was first opened it has been offered a new future as part of the planned Pina Bausch Centre. On the basis of the plans for its use, Wuppertal council’s facilities management has created a project sketch for the architectural realisation of the idea.

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© Stadt Wuppertal
© Stadt Wuppertal