Dear Friends of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
We are delighted to welcome you back for the coming season as audience members after what has been, for us too, a very long, difficult barren period. The ensemble have used the time to intensify artistic discussions about strategies for handling a legacy as valuable as Pina Bausch’s, and to develop creative formats for various current scenarios.
In September (3–6 September 2020) we will open the 2020/21 season with He Takes Her By The Hand And Leads Her Into The Castle, The Others Follow - A Piece by Pina Bausch at Wuppertal Opera House. Advance tickets (a highly reduced quantity due to the distancing regulations) go on sale Montag 10 August 2020 at 10:00. Reservations: +49 202 563 7666 or online
In 2019 the ensemble created a new production of the piece, premiered in 1978 at Schauspielhaus Bochum and not performed for 29 years. He takes her by the hand and leads her into the castle, the others follow was originally created as a coproduction with Schauspielhaus Bochum and represented a new approach in Pina Bausch’s working methods in her early work. Theatre director Peter Zadek had invited her to develop her own version of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the enigmatic title is taken from a stage direction in the play. Searching for a personal language of imagery and movement, Pina Bausch began asking her performers associative questions, a practice which was to define all future pieces by the Tanztheater Wuppertal.