Press Release 11/08/17

Press Release 11/08/17

1980 – A Piece by Pina Bausch
Open rehearsal November 15th, 2017


One of Pina Bausch’s great theatrical works, »1980 – A Piece by Pina Bausch«, is back in the programme at Wuppertal. Due to high demand, the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch have scheduled an Open Rehearsal, 15 November, 7pm.


Created in 1980 with sets by Peter Pabst and costumes by Marion Cito, the piece was last performed 2013 in Wuppertal as part of the anniversary season PINA40, then in London in 2014 as part of a tour. »1980 – A Piece by Pina Bausch« is now being restaged, with some roles double cast using dancers from various artistic generations. Alongside Nazareth Panadero, the only member of the current cast who also performed at the premiere in 1980, and dancers who have been performing roles in the piece for many years, several new faces will also be seen on stage.


Cast November 10 th to November 12th:
Silja Bächli (a.G.)Çağdaş Ermis, Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Scott Jennings, Barbara Kaufmann , Nayoung Kim , Daphnis Kokkinos, Eddie Martinez, Nazareth Panadero , Helena Pikon, Franko Schmidt, Azusa Seyama, Julie Shanahan, Julie Anne Stanzak, Michael Strecker, Fernando Suels Mendoza, Aida Vainieri und Ophelia Young


Cast November 16, 17, 19 th and Open Rehearsal November 15 th:
Silja Bächli (Guest) Çağdaş Ermis, Ekaterina Shushakova, Scott Jennings, Emma Barrowman, Tsai-Chin Yu, Daphnis Kokkinos, Milan Kampfer, Blanca Noguerol Ramírez, Breanna O’Mara, Franko Schmidt, Azusa Seyama, Julie Shanahan, Julie Anne Stanzak, Michael Strecker, Fernando Suels Mendoza, Silvia Farias Heredia, und Ophelia Young


The role originally played by Mechthild Großmann will be placed for the first time by the actor Silja Bächli. Named actor of the year in 2013 by the professional journal »Theater heute«, Bächli has performed at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, in Basel, at Schauspielhaus Bochum, at the Münchner Kammerspiele and she has regularly appeared at the Residenztheater there, currently appearing as the witch in »Faust«.

She has worked with directors such as René Pollesch, Stephan Kimmig, Martin Kušej, Karin Henkel, Roger Vontobel, Alia Luque and Jan Neumann.


Performances are on 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 and 19 November 2017
Wuppertal Opera House, Kurt-Drees-Str. 4, 42283 Wuppertal
at 19:30, Sundays and public holidays 18:00
Open Rehearsal 15 November 19:00, Admission free.
Registration, via Kulturkarte, strongly recommended!



Kulturkarte Reservation hotline: +49 (0) 202 563 7666 or online:
or in person at Kulturkarte, Kirchplatz 1, 42103 Wuppertal
Price: 10 – 45 Euro