LET'S TALK ABOUT DANCE. Tanztheater Calling

The official podcast of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.



Me, myself and I - with Julie Shanahan

Marc and Julie speak about Julie’s first trip overseas, her early days in Bremen and her personal history with the Tanztheater Wuppertal. She describes the moments in our daily life in which we have to be strong and the moments where we are incredible fragile and how Pina’s pieces show symbolically this strength and weakness that we have in us. Do you remember the canteens in the old days?




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The City of Wuppertal decided to close the theatres at least until 12th of February 2021. The performances of The Piece with the Ship - A Piece by Pina Bausch in January 2021 unfortunately cannot take place.

The planned performances in Aix-en-Provence, France, at the end of January have also been cancelled.

As the new season starts, we are presenting the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal in a new way: as well as offering insights into the dancers’ artistic biographies for the very first time, we are also publishing snapshots of them performing in recent works as part of our new project FACES. Each image captures an instant, a mere fraction of a second, in the transformation process that a dancer goes through when he or she dances in a piece by Pina Bausch. The black-and-white photographs are not intended to be portraits, but rather the response of another artist – the photographer Jochen Viehoff – to the dancer’s body, face and movement in a moment of rapture. It is only on stage that such heightened moments of transformation and magic can take place.

As time goes on, new photographs will be added to document the wide range of expression in Pina Bausch’s works.

Bettina Wagner-Bergelt











»The questions never stop, and the search never ceases. There’s something infinite in it, and that’s what’s so wonderful about it.«

Pina Bausch