LET'S TALK ABOUT DANCE. Tanztheater Calling

The official podcast of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.



Approaching Anna - with Stephanie Troyak

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions Marc and Stephanie couldn’t meet in the studio.
In this home recording episode Marc and Stephanie speak about New York City, auditions, first jobs and Pina Bausch’s pieces. Stephanie openly recounts her personal way becoming a dancer and how cruel the dance industry can be for a young girl. In 2018 she took over the role of Anna II, originally played by Jo Ann Endicott, in Pina Bausch’s Brecht/Weill evening The Seven Deadly Sins. Stephanie reflects on how her own experiences helped her when approaching the role and how her body remembered things she didn’t even think about. Did you ever tell your deodorant how much you love it?




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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




Pina Bausch Zentrum Under Construction 21.-29.11.2020

We’ll visit you at home! Joined by international guest artists, dancers, researchers and you, the people of Wuppertal, we explored what togetherness means to us. From 21 to 29 November 2020 we dreamed up visions of a future Pina Bausch Centre in Wuppertal: here and around the world. How can we build a house together?


The Pina Bausch Centre is a project by the City of Wuppertal, co-funded by the State of North-Rhine Westphalia and the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, in collaboration with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and the Pina Bausch Foundation.

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Pina Bausch