Keeping her artistic legacy alive and carrying it on into the future is the task of the Pina Bausch Foundation. The dancer and choreographer left a complex and exceptionally comprehensive artistic legacy. After her death, her son Salomon established the charitable Pina Bausch Foundation on August 3rd, 2009 in which he has placed her entire artistic legacy in accordance with her wishes. In addition to the vast collection of archive material, this legacy also includes the copyright to her pieces and choreographies and to the stage and costume designs of Rolf Borzik.

Salomon Bausch is chairman of the board of trustees of the Pina Bausch Foundation, Madeline Ritter is the Vice-Chairman. The advisory board is made up of Elisabeth Hayes and Dominique Mercy.

The numerous activities of the foundation comprise the communication of Pina Bausch’s art in a range of events and to different target groups. At presence, however, the foundation’s main task is to set up the Pina Bausch Archive.

Following her death, all copyrights to the pieces and choreographies of Pina Bausch have been transferred to the Pina Bausch Foundation in Wuppertal, which, according to the Foundation's mission, takes responsibility for the preservation and distribution of the dancer and choreographer's artistic estate. The copyrights to the costumes and stage designs of Rolf Borzik, who died in 1980, have been transferred to the foundation as well.
As of January 1st, 2016, the Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt am Main (, holds responsibility for the global representation of these rights. For questions regarding a possible use of the rights, please contact Annette Reschke: +49 (0)69/23857423,


Tanztheater Wuppertal - Pina Bausch