Press Release 9/28/17

Press Release 9/28/17


Spielzeit – Playtime Opening of the 2017/2018 Season 6 and 7 October 2017, Wuppertal Opera House

Fresh back from North America, the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble will launch their first season under the intendant and artistic director of Adolphe Binder with a 'housewarming' beginning in the evening 6 October, ending in the night 7 October. Visitors will have the opportunity to gain insights into the new season, to experience dance theatre playfully in all its facets, to meet the ensemble, participate in workshops, to dance and to party.
Dancers, musicians, actors, singers and special guests will perform on the stage and in other spaces throughout the opera house:

Friday 6 October 2017 evening programme from 18:30

Dance interventions, video installations, 'Small Selection' with excerpts from pieces by Pina Bausch, as well as a music with Jan Horstmann, singers from the Wuppertal Theatres, Maria Basel, Christof Niggenkämper and surprise guests.
13 euro, 10 euro concessions
Tickets from Kulturkarte Wuppertal +49 (0) 202 563 7666 or at www.pina.bausch.de

Saturday 7 October 2017 daytime programme from 11:00, entrance free

Open rehearsals, backstage theatre, creative actions by dancers from the Tanztheater Wuppertal, a talk by Ricardo Viviani on »Pina Bausch and New York« and more...

Saturday 7 October 2017 evening programme from 19:00

Dance interventions by dancers from the Tanztheater Wuppertal, »Small Selection« with excerpts from pieces by Pina Bausch, samba with the Brazil Percussion Allstars, Swing/Ragtime with Botticelli Baby, dance party with DJ.
Entrance 18 euro, 14 euro concessions
Tickets from Kulturkarte Wuppertal +49 (0) 202 563 7666 or at www.pina.bausch.de

Saturday 7 October 2017 workshops for anyone over 14

11:00 – 12:30
DANCING with Kenji Takagi, former dancer with the Tanztheater Wuppertal and rehearsal director


14:30 – 16:00
Gaga People with Douglas Letheren, dancer at the Tanztheater Wuppertal


14:30 – 16:00
Workshop »Im Tanz mit Bewegung« (»with movement in dance«) with Tillmann O´Donnell, ballet master,  Tanztheater Wuppertal


If the weather is good, from 17:30
Workshop in the Engelsgarten


All workshops free


booking necessary via Kulturkarte +49 (0) 202 563 76 66.


All events take place at
Wuppertal Opera House
Opernhaus Wuppertal
Kurt-Drees-Str. 4
42283 Wuppertal