Total duration: approx. 2h30min
The programme contains nudity. Recommended beyond the age of 14.
In the early filmed versions of Café Müller, it is striking to see desire at work. Bodies seek one another, grope for one another; fingers call out for touch. The life of the theater intersects with the life of the artists. The roles seem to be carved out of thick human relationships. This made me want to present the play on an evening where love, loves, desire, desires would be the core. I then thought of two plays in “my” repertoire that also touched on these issues. This is a test: to give the dancers from Tanztheater Wuppertal, who have not yet danced these pieces, the opportunity to confront the rough subtlety of Café Müller, the unrestrained radicality of Aatt enen tionon, as well as to perform a duet from herses (une lente introduction) with bodies tangled with one another in absolute contact. The evening promises to be restless: Purcell meets PJ Harvey, Café Müller’s ageless costumes come together with Aattt enen tionon’s nudity, and all three pieces set Tanztheater Wuppertal 2024 ablaze!
Boris Charmatz, March 2023
Programme for the piece
Production and distribution of Club Amour: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch + Terrain
The Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Terrain are building a Franco-German artistic project under the artistic direction of Boris Charmatz. Terrain is funded by the Ministère de la Culture – DRAC Hauts-de-France and the Région Hauts-de-France. Its associates are the Opéra de Lille, le phénix, scène nationale de Valenciennes pôle européen de création, and the Maison de la Culture d’Amiens – Pôle européen de création et de production. The Tanztheater Wuppertal is funded by the City of Wuppertal and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.