Einladung zum Festival FRAGILE

Wir laden herzlich ein zur feierlichen Eröffnung von FRAGILE – Festival for young changemakers! under construction #4


Tag des offenen Denkmals

Zum „Tag des offenen Denkmals“ am Sonntag, 10. September, öffnet das Schauspielhaus ausnahmsweise seine Türen für viele Besucher. Der denkmalgeschützte, markante Theaterbau aus dem Jahr 1966 stellt sich mit seiner außergewöhnlichen Architektur und mit den Plänen für das künftige Pina-Bausch-Zentrum vor.


FRAGILE – Festival for young changemakers
under construction #4
20 September to 1 Oktober 2023

The first ever „FRAGILE – Festival for young changemakers“ international Youth DanceMusicTheatre Festival on the theme of sustainability will take place in Wuppertal. FRAGILE presents eight exciting productions from six countries – for young people and for an intergenerational audience. How can the stage become a field of experimentation for sustainable practices?

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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University President Prof Lambert T Koch on the spirit of change in Wuppertal

The Four Pillar Concept

The concept for the Pina Bausch Centre combines tradition with innovation, artistic excellence with a democratic notion of the arts; it will be internationally influential while involving the local community. It will be supported by the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, the Pina Bausch Foundation, the Production Centre and the Wupperbogen Forum.

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Der ehemalige DGB-Vorsitzende Reiner Hoffmann über die internationale Strahlkraft des Pina Bausch Zentrums

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