Vivienne Newport passed away.
Vivienne came to Wuppertal from the Folkwang Ballet Essen in 1973 together with Pina, part of the first generation of dancers at the newly founded Wuppertaler Tanztheater, where she performed in almost every new work till she left the company in 1981.
During the previous season, 2013 / 2014, Vivienne Newport was significantly involved in the complex reconstruction of Pina Bausch’s Stravinsky triple bill Frühlingsopfer for the fortieth anniversary of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.
She was a wonderful personality and a magnificent dancer and choreographer. She shared deep friendship with some of us throughout her life. Vivienne’s unique expressive talent on stage will live on in Pina’s repertoire works, in which successive generations of dancers have rehearsed and performed her roles.
We are sad.
The directors, dancers and colleagues of
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch