The Tanztheater Wuppertal mourns the death of Jean Cébron

On 1 February 2019, the choreographer, teacher and dancer Jean Cébron died at the age of 91 in Sables dór les Pins, Brittany, France. He was one of the most influential dance teachers of the post-war period. A close companion of Kurt Jooss, Sigurd Leeder and Pina Bausch, he was an outstanding artist and educator born in France, who taught on the basis of the classic Cecchetti technique and the Jooss-Leeder method. He was a significant influence for generations of choreographers and dancers.




36 dancers representing 3 generations and 19 countries





Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch created a total of forty-six pieces before her death in 2009, the majority of them are part of the Tanztheater Wuppertal repertoire today. 

»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