Internationally acclaimed performance artist Marina Abramović commences her work at the Folkwang University of the Arts

The Free Interdisciplinary Performance Laboratory (FIPL) with prominent performance artist Marina Abramović kicked off at the Essen-Werden campus of the Folkwang University of the Arts.


Kunstpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022

Naomi Brito hat den mit 15.000 Euro dotierten Förderpreis in der Sparte Darstellende Kunst des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 2022 verliehen bekommen.


Öffentliche Probe: VONA

Öffentliche Probe am 15. und 16. November im PINA BAUSCH ZENTRUM: VONA, eine Choreografie von Rainer Behr in Zusammenarbeit mit Gasttänzerinnen aus der Ukraine.

Photo Wilfried Krüger, © Pina Bausch Foundation
Photo Wilfried Krüger, © Pina Bausch Foundation

The Project

The dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch made history: in dance, theatre and throughout the arts. Her unique work and artistic legacy enjoy the status of national cultural heritage. To keep this heritage alive, and provide new ways to access it, the Pina Bausch Centre is planned at Wuppertal’s former municipal theatre, the Schauspielhaus.

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Bundestagsabgeordneter Helge Lindh zu dem im Werk von Pina Bausch verdeutlichten Wert von Emotionen

The Four Pillar Concept

The concept for the Pina Bausch Centre combines tradition with innovation, artistic excellence with a democratic notion of the arts; it will be internationally influential while involving the local community. It will be supported by the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, the Pina Bausch Foundation, the Production Centre and the Wupperbogen Forum.

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Alice Schwarzer on the strong bond between Pina Bausch and the city of Wuppertal

Architectural Realisation

The Schauspielhaus, Wuppertal’s former municipal theatre, was Pina Bausch’s favourite venue. She created the majority of her works for this stage. Now protected as a historic monument, yet still highly modern in feel, five decades after the building was first opened it has been offered a new future as part of the planned Pina Bausch Centre. On the basis of the plans for its use, Wuppertal council’s facilities management has created a project sketch for the architectural realisation of the idea.

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© Stadt Wuppertal
© Stadt Wuppertal