UNDERGROUND VII and VIII
The Tanztheater Wuppertal is planning not one but two editions of the Underground series in October/November 2019, showcasing new productions by choreographers from the ensemble.
An exhibition responding to the Underground performance projects will be open for two weekends in the Upper Pavilion at the Sculpture Park Waldfrieden on 26th & 27th October and 2nd & 3rd November. Hosted by Tony Cragg, it will show objects and video installations by Nikos Floros (Daphnis Kokkinos), Lee Yanor (Ruth Amarante), Cie.OFEN (Michael Carter/Gala Moody) and Nathalie Larquet (Julie Anne Stanzak).
On November 2nd and 3rd from 4pm on Daphnis Kokkinos presents his choreographic work in „Sculptured Costumes Maria Callas“ by Nikos Floros with the dancers Julie Shanahan and Tsai-Chin Yu and guests. The dancers will be accompanied by Max Latajet (singing) and Osia Toptsi (piano).
The Underground VII performance evenings will take place in the same space on 5th & 6th November, featuring choreographic works by Ruth Amarante, Nazareth Panadero/Michael Strecker, Julie Anne Stanzak / Nathalie Larquet and Oleg Stepanov.
Three weeks later, on 29th and 30th November, Underground will move to a new location and present its Edition VIII at the Schauspielhaus. The evening will feature works created in May of this year by Rainer Behr and Pau Aran Gimeno, as well as new creations by Michael Carter/Gala Moody (Cie.OFEN), Stephanie Troyak and Jonathan Fredickson.
Scuplture Park Waldfrieden – Underground VII: Exhibitions (11:00 – 18:00) 26th & 27th October and 2nd & 3rd November. Performances 5th & 6th November. Start 7pm
Schauspielhaus Wuppertal – Underground VIII: Performances 29th & 30th November. Details and performance times: pina-bausch.de. Start 6:30pm
Booking opens on 26th September 201 at 10:00, Tickets Kulturkarte 0029 (0)202 563 7666.
The 2019-2020 season
draws great strength from the fact that Pina Bausch spent 40 years creating the most magnificent dance pieces in Wuppertal and other cities all over the world. Now we are able to choose what is most important to us and what we want to see again.
The repertoire in 2019/2020 will be made up of nine works: 32 performances at the Opera House Wuppertal and a new edition of the Underground series with new productions by choreographers from the ensemble at the Schauspielhaus, the new Pina Bausch Centre, and the Glass Pavilion in the Sculpture Park in early November 2019.
In June 2020 there will be a new premiere, entitled Encounters, which will bring together the ensemble of the Tanztheater and choreographers, musicians and visual artists: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Richard Siegal, Monika Gintersdorfer/Knut Klaßen, Helena Waldmann and Rainer Behr.
From the 2019/2020 season onwards, the Tanztheater Wuppertal will offer participatory projects for all types of schools on topics related to the upcoming season. Members of the ensemble and a variety of guest artists will work with young people to design projects in a collaborative process. Young people will have the opportunity to meet artists, participate in artistic creation and learn to express themselves through music, language, movement and creative design.