15.02.2024

EXIT ABOVE
after the tempest / nach dem Sturm

Die belgische Kompanie Rosas unter der künstlerischen Leitung der Choreografin Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker ist im Rahmen der Vorlaufphase zum Pina Bausch Zentrum im April 2024 mit ihrer neuen Kreation ›EXIT ABOVE after the tempest / nach dem Sturm‹ in der Wuppertaler Oper zu Gast.

09.02.2024

OPEN CALL: FRAGILE – FOR YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS!

From 24 September to 6 October 2024, FRAGILE – the International Festival for Young DanceMusicTheatre, will be held in Wuppertal for the second time. We are searching for seven exciting productions with concepts for sustainable DanceMusicTheatre performances, especially those involving young people on stage and in the production process.

11.01.2024

Szenografie-Workshop SOMETHING BORROWED – Kreislaufwirtschaft, 01. – 08. März 2024

Die einwöchige Residenz SOMETHING BORROWED – Kreislaufwirtschaft setzt sich mit innovativen Ideen zu einer besseren Kreislaufwirtschaft in der Theater-Szenografie auseinander. Im Zusammenspiel zwischen technischen, theoretischen und praktischen Anteilen erkunden die Teilnehmer*innen dieses Mal die Schnittstellen von Material-3D-Druck, VR als Kommunikations- und Entwurfsmittel und neuen Bestrebungen von Material- und Fundusverwaltungen im Kultursektor.

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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Salomon Bausch, executive director of the Pina Bausch Foundation, on the potential of the new centre

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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© Diller Scofidio+ Renfro LLC, New York

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