WORKSHOP-WEEK FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS
Tuesday, May 10th until Saturday, May 14th, 2016
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
95 € (fee for 5 days, incl. admission to the exhibition)
In this five-day workshop, Clémentine Deluy and Thusnelda Mercy will explore the influence of different artists – for example Pina Bausch, Sasha Waltz, Malou Airaudo and Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola – on their current work.
Together with the participants, they will work on the investigation of everybody’s own personal movements. The daily workshops are divided into two mutually complementary sessions. The morning session with Clémentine Deluy will focus on technical matters and on learning a dance phrase. The afternoon session with Thusnelda Mercy will focus on improvisation tasks and situations that will give rise to small compositions.
During the workshop, visitors of the exhibition are invited to watch the training. Every day, the afternoon sessions are followed by a conversation with Clémentine Deluy and Thusnelda Mercy.
The maximum number of participants is 25. Please address your applications, a brief personal statement of some five sentences and a CV
Send an email until May, 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0202/261 588-17
Lichtburg at the exhibition „Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater“
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Taking its starting point in the workshop talk she gave in 2007 when she won the prestigious Kyoto Prize, the exhibition provides insights into the work of Pina Bausch. The focus is not only on the work in terms of staged performances but above all on the very foundations of the choreographer’s oeuvre, on her creative practice and on the key aspects and people that have accompanied and shaped her progress. The objects, installations, photographs and videos presented are drawn from the unique holdings of the Pina Bausch Archive.
At the heart of the exhibition is the reconstruction of the Lichtburg, the legendary rehearsal space in an old Wuppertal cinema, in which Pina Bausch developed most of her pieces with her dancers. Outsiders are rarely admitted to this intimate space. At the Bundeskunsthalle it becomes a space in which visitors can meet members of the company who will introduce them to characteristic dance theatre movements and short sequences of moves.
Join us in the reconstruction of the Lichtburg for performances, dance workshops, films, open rehearsals, lecture performances, training classes, talks and performative interventions and experience the work of Pina Bausch and the Wuppertaler Tanztheater. Like the original Lichtburg, the reconstruction must necessarily be a limited-access space to preserve its intimate character. The Lichtburg – an experiential and immersive encounter with Pina Bausch’s work.
Workshops for dance enthusiasts of all levels of competence offer a mix of different techniques, traditions and physical practices. Drop in, there is a wide range of events you can join on the spur of the moment and without previous experience. A programme of public rehearsals offers a glimpse of choreographic processes and an opportunity for exchange with the artists.
Not just because the Lichtburg was once a cinema, but mainly because audio-visual media are the most important way of documenting dance, we are screening series of film on and by Pina Bausch and the Wuppertaler Tanztheater. The programme presents documentary films by, among others, Chantal Akerman, Klaus Wildenhahn, Lee Yanor and Pina Bausch herself.
Talks, lecture performances and conversations introduce visitors to the work of Pina Bausch and the Wuppertaler Tanztheater in an open welcoming form that involves different players, perspectives and themes and that draws on the inside specialist knowledge of associates, dancers, colleagues and researchers. What remains? How does choreography get passed on? What connects us to the work of Pina Bausch?
As part of the series Film & Talk we are screening video recordings of some of Pina Bausch’s pieces. The screenings are followed by a conversation with participants in the creative process. What can be said about the rehearsals at the time? What influence did Pina Bausch have on them and their work? Recollections, knowledge, anecdotes.
During the rehearsals for a new piece Pina Bausch asked her dancers ‘questions’. Words, short sentences, fragments – approaches and material of a creative practice. How did the dancers perceive Pina Bausch’s questions? What are their memories? And to what extent do Pina Bausch’s work and her way of working determine their current practice? Join us for performances and interventions that address working with Pina Bausch.
7 visitors question 7 members of the Wuppertaler Tanztheater for 5 minutes. Visitors are asked to take part in a form of ‘oral history speed dating’ and to question members of the Wuppertaler Tanztheater about their work with Pina Bausch for five minutes or to follow the event as a spectator. A playful approach to the work of Pina Bausch.
The Art Accomplices format allows visitors to experience the exhibition and its performative aspects in the company of others. Get to know other ways of seeing and approaching the work of Pina Bausch in the company of fans experts, dancers and other visitors. Meet up to share the experience.
Further information on the exhibition and the LICHTBURG-program Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater in the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn