A piece by

Pina Bausch

Café Müller

Boris Charmatz in conversation with Marietta Piekenbrock on the history, present and future of Café Müller, a piece by Pina Bausch

Two glass doors revolve in a circular enclosure. A woman is flushed on to the dark stage by the revolving door and darts between the empty chairs, then disappears stage right. This is the beginning of Café Müller, a piece by Pina Bausch. If it were up to Boris Charmatz, who became the director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal last August, this piece would never end. Repertoire begins with the syllable ‘re-’. It stands for repetition and return, and in this case also for Henry Purcell’s aria “Remember Me”. And for ‘revolving door’ – a door that circles around in endless movement and yet always remains open.

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Choreography / Direction

Set Design / Costumes

Collaboration

Marion Cito

Hans Pop

Music

Henry Purcell

World-Premiere

20 May 1978, Opera House Wuppertal

Duration

40min

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Guest performances

  • Curitiba

    1980

  • Nancy

    1980

  • Mexico City

    1980

  • Caracas

    1980

  • Bogotá

    1980

  • Lima

    1980

  • Rio de Janeiro

    1980

  • Santiago de Chile

    1980

  • Porto Alegre

    1980

  • Buenos Aires

    1980

  • São Paulo

    1980

  • Parma

    1981

  • Turin

    1981

  • En Gedi

    1981

  • En Hashovez

    1981

  • Jerusalem

    1981

  • Tel Aviv

    1981

  • Cologne

    1981

  • Hamburg

    1984

  • Toronto

    1984

  • New York

    1984

  • Cagliari

    1984

  • Sassari

    1984

  • Los Angeles

    1984

  • Grenoble

    1985

  • London

    1985

  • Venice

    1985

  • Madrid

    1985

  • Lyon

    1986

  • Tokyo

    1986

  • Osaka

    1986

  • Kyoto

    1986

  • Berlin

    1987

  • Gera

    1987

  • Cottbus

    1987

  • Dresden

    1987

  • Athens

    1987

  • Wroclaw

    1987

  • Prague

    1987

  • Kosiče

    1987

  • Modena

    1988

  • Bologna

    1988

  • Cremona

    1988

  • Reggio

    1988

  • Edinburgh

    1992

  • Moscow

    1993

  • Munich

    1993

  • Paris

    1993

  • Lisbon

    1994

  • Budapest

    1995

  • Frankfurt

    1995

  • Amsterdam

    1995

  • Avignon

    1995

  • Tel Aviv

    1995

  • Stockholm

    1998

  • Malmö

    1998

  • Berlin

    1999

  • Leuven

    2002

  • Geneva

    2002

  • Dresden

    2002

  • Bochum

    2003

  • Athens

    2006

  • Tokyo

    2006

  • Brussels

    2006

  • Beijing

    2007

  • Barcelona

    2008

  • Düsseldorf

    2008

  • London

    2008

  • Lisbon

    2008

  • São Paulo

    2009

  • Seoul

    2010

  • Monaco

    2010

  • Warsaw

    2011

  • Kaohsiung

    2013

  • Gothenburg

    2013

  • Naples

    2013

  • Bordeaux

    2013

  • Antwerp

    2013

  • Taipei

    2013

  • Wellington

    2016

  • Nîmes

    2016

  • Hong Kong

    2017

  • New York

    2017

  • Ottawa

    2017

  • Paris

    2023