Peter Pabst

 Peter Pabst is used to crossing boundaries. Since 1979 he has been a freelancing set and costume designer in theatre, opera, dance, film and television, and up to now has created stage sets and costumes for more than 100 theatre and film productions, including the Rock Show "Dröhnland Symphony ", the exhibition "Spaces - Dreams " at the Museum Bochum, the book "PETER for PINA", and has taught in Beijing and Shanghai. His work has taken him to almost all major European cities, to America, and Asia. He has worked with Luc Bondy, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Udo Lindenberg, John Schaaf, Istvan Szabo, Jürgen Flimm, Robert Carsen, Chen Shi Zheng, Tancred Dorst, Andrei Serban and many others. But his main working partners have been Peter Zadek, with whom he has a long working relationship and personal friendship, and above all, Pina Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal. In 1980 he designed his first set for a piece by Pina Bausch. This was the beginning of an exceptionally close artistic and personal relationship, a symbiotic collaboration that lasted until the death of the great choreographer in 2009. During these years, Peter Pabst designed and realised 25 "play-rooms" for Pina Bausch, including "VOLLMOND (Full Moon)". Peter Pabst has been awarded the Kainz Medal of the City of Vienna, has been appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France, and awarded the title of Professor by the Minister President of NRW.



Tanztheater Wuppertal - Pina Bausch