searching / finding

Dance for the children and young people of today and tomorrow

The new programme SEARCHING & FINDING will continue the Tanztheater Wuppertal’s previous work in the field of learning and engagement. The extremely successful pilot project ("Tanz Tanz" by Ruth Amarante), which was supported by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, will be expanded and incorporated into each season’s core programming.

The Tanztheater Wuppertal offers a wide range of creative learning formats for young people and is working to establish partnerships with as many schools, museums, cultural and social institutions as possible all over the city, with the aim of making Pina Bausch’s works and her deeply human view of the world in which we live accessible to Wuppertal’s children and young people. Offers include regular projects with school groups, dance intensives, holiday courses, projects for entire schools "Die Schule tanzt" ("The Dancing School"), and many more.

To find out more or sign up, please contact
Adrian Gralinski adrian.gralinski@pina-bausch.de
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Production Manager searchning & finding

Creativ-Workshop

in cooperation with the Von der Heydt Museum and the Berufskolleg Kohlstraße around the Oskar Schlemmer exhibition

School year 2020/2021

Taster workshops
First encounters with dance and music through workshops in schools taught by dancers. For year groups 5-7.
Teachers and course leaders from all school types can apply.

Regular weekly dance projects in schools
Over a period of at least 10 weeks, for year groups 5-7.
Teachers and course leaders from all school types can apply.

The Dancing School
A variety of dance projects for different year groups within one school on a specific topic. The culmination is an intensive three-week rehearsal period during which the young people develop a performance piece with a team of artists. It is then performed for a public audience.
Head teachers and course leaders from all school types can apply.

Projects during school holidays
In cooperation with youth- and community centres.

Dance intensives – week-long course with lecture demonstration
4-6 hours per day, for year groups 5-10.
Teachers and course leaders from all school types can apply.

Dance in cooperation – an interdisciplinary project over several weeks
In collaboration with museums, arts centres, the sculpture park etc. Young people engage with works/sculptures/paintings/installations from a specific exhibition, developing choreographic responses over a number of weeks. The end result is a film, installation, or performance in a public space.

Ongoing projects

JeKits – an educational initiative by the State of NRW, in cooperation with the Bergische Musikschule and the Tanztheater Wuppertal. Held weekly at Birkenhöhe Primary School. School year 2020/2021. Choreography: Mark Sieczkarek.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a community opera at the Wuppertaler Bühnen, initiated by Gunda Gottschalk. For this project the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch is collaborating with the comprehensive school Langerfeld. Choreography: Bénédicte Billiet and Héléna Pikon.
Premiere: 20th May 2020 at the Opernhaus Wuppertal. Unfortunately due to the current situation the project had to be cancelled.

Past projects

Die Kugel des Kopfes, das Dreieck der Nase (A ball for a head, a triangle for a nose) – creative workshop in cooperation with the Von der Heydt Museum and the Berufskolleg Kohlstraße around the Oskar Schlemmer exhibition, 20th – 24th January 2020. Choreography: Martina La Ragione; costumes: Susanne Stehle; documentary film: Severin Vogl

Tanz in Kooperation (Dance in cooperation), an interdisciplinary project over several weeks – students from the Berufskolleg Kohlstraße explore the architecture of the Schauspielhaus Wuppertal, 24th June – 5th July 2019. Choreography: Anna Wehsarg & Marcelo Omine

Project during the school holidays – children from the Alte Feuerwache Wuppertal explore movement and space, 22nd – 26th July 2019. Choreography: Anna Wehsarg & Martina La Ragione

JeKits – an educational initiative by the State of NRW, in cooperation with the Bergische Musikschule and the Tanztheater Wuppertal. Held weekly at Birkenhöhe Primary School. School year 2019/2020. Choreography: Mark Sieczkarek.

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