Tanzen in der Lichtburg Dancing in the Lichtburg
On 11 September 2017 Tanzen in der Lichtburg began, with pupils of seven Wuppertal schools, recorded on film by young filmmakers from Medienprojekt Wuppertal.
Most of Pina Bausch’s works were created in the Lichtburg, a former cinema which the Tanztheater Wuppertal has used for rehearsals since 1981. As part of the youth dance project the Lichtburg will be opened once a week to schoolchildren. In three-month blocks, around thirty year-5 and -6 schoolchildren will take part each time in regular training led by professional dancers and musicians. Using various body-work methods and dance techniques they will be introduced to artistic forms of expression and techniques.