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From the Pina Bausch Archives

Recordings by Metrovision Film for Kay Kirchmann's 
 Bilder ... aus Stücken der Pina Bausch and recordings by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

19.12.1989 Opernhaus Wuppertal
06.01.1990 Opernhaus Wuppertal

26.01.1990 Teatro Biondo Palermo
27.01.1990 Teatro Biondo Palermo
28.01.1990 Teatro Biondo Palermo

16.02.1990 Opernhaus Wuppertal
13.04.1990 Opernhaus Wuppertal
16.04.1990 Opernhaus Wuppertal

12.10.1990 Teatro Petruzzelli Bari

22.11.1992 Opernhaus Wuppertal

20.12.1995 Opernhaus Wuppertal

13.01.2011 Opernhaus Wuppertal

Camera: Detlef Erler
Camera Assistants: Martin Theen, Annette Simon, Helmut Prein
Sound: Nikolaus von Leuchtenberg, Wolfgang Hillecke


Filmedition: Ismaël Dia
Consultation: Matthias Burkert, Jan Minarik
Editing: Alen Alagić

Video Remastering: ARRI Media
Audio Remastering and Mixing: Volker Hennes
Subtitles: Subtext Berlin
Project Management: Sandra Strüning

Palermo Palermo

A piece by Pina Bausch

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in coproduction with the Teatro Biondo Stabile Palermo and Andres Neumann International

Performance Rights: Verlag der Autoren
in representation of Pina Bausch Foundation

Direction and Choreography: Pina Bausch
Set Design: Peter Pabst
Costumes: Marion Cito
Musical Collaboration: Matthias Burkert

Technical Direction and Lighting: Johan Delaere
Stage Management: Jürgen Schneidenbach
Technicians: Manfred Marczewski, Peter Ernestus
Props: Titus Köhler, Herbert Kuhn
Stage Sound: Frank Strätker
Wardrobe: Rosemarie Hess, Harald Boll, Andreas Maier

Mariko Aoyama
Anne Marie Benati
Matthias Burkert
Antonio Carallo
Daniel Condamines
Finola Cronin
Thomas Duchatelet
Barbara Hampel
Kyomi Ichida
Urs Kaufmann
Ed Kortlandt
Beatrice Libonati
Bernd Marszan
Dominique Mercy
Jan Minarik
Nazareth Panadero
Jean-Laurent Sasportes
Jürgen Schneidenbach
Julie Shanahan
Julie Anne Stanzak
Janusz Subicz
Quincella Swyningan
Francis Viet
Mark Alan Wilson

Music & Text

"Why don’t you do right (get some money too!)"
Words and Music by Joe McCoy
performed by Lil Green
℗ 1980 Rosetta Records
© Morley Music Co. Inc.
Courtesy of Chappell Musikverlag GmbH

"Capriccio in A Moll Op. 1 Nr. 24"
Composer: Niccolò Paganini
Editor: Fritz Kreisler
performed by Yehudi Menuhin
℗ EMI Electrola
with kind permission of

"Ch'ang-mên-yuan (Lament Of Empress Ch’en)"
© traditional
performed by Liang Ming-Yüeh
Museum Collection Berlin (West)
with kind permission of Musikethnologische Abteilung, Museum für Völkerkunde
℗ Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz

"Chant et sanza"
© traditional
Gabon, Musique des Pygmées Bibayak
℗ 2011 Ocora Radio-France

"Kaichin (Evening Signal To Retire)"
© traditional
performed by The Monks Of The Eiheiji
A Musical Anthology of the Orient.
Japan IV: Buddhist Music Musicaphon
℗ Klassik Center, Kassel

"Sigurd Jorsalfar"
composed by Edvard Grieg
Homage March (third movement of suite, Op. 56)
performed by London Symphony Orchestra
℗ 1988 Norsk Kulturråd (NKF)

"Una lacrima sulla tomba di mia madre"
© traditional
℗ 1987 Albatros, Italy

"Misery Blues"
composed and performed by Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey
Jazz Volume 2: The Blues
℗ Folkways Records FJ 2802

performed by Crew of the Favignana / Matthias Burkert
Musiche e canti popolari siciliani - Canti del Lavoro Vol. 1
℗ 1987 Albatros, Italy

"Fronne e tammurriata per la Madonna di Castello"
© traditional
Live Recording released by Roberto De Simone
Made in collaboration with the Campania Region
℗ EMI 1979, La tradizione in Campania

"Bucket’s Got a Hole In It"
Writer: Clarence Williams
performed by Louis Keppard from the recording entitled Music of New Orleans, Vol. 4: The Birth of Jazz, FW02464, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
℗ 1959. Used by permission.
© Clarence Williams Music Publ. Co. Inc. Courtesy of EMI MUISC PUBLISHING GERMANY GMBH

"La Rosita"
Music: Paul Dupont / Lyrics: Allan Stuart
performed by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster
℗ 1959 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
with kind permission of Universal Music GmbH
© Sam Fox Publishing Co. Inc. / Warner Chappell Music
Courtesy of Peer Musikverlag GmbH

written by Georges Boulanger
performed by Georges Boulanger & sein Tanzorchester
© D. Rahter Musikverlag
By kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock GmbH, Berlin
℗ 2005 Membran Music Ltd.

"Anne Boleyn's lament, O death rock me asleep"
© traditional
performed by Jan DeGaetani, Paul O'Dette, Christel Thielmann
℗ 1984 Pantheon Music International, Inc.

"Tarantella di Pagani"
© Traditionnel
CD Arion Chants et danses d'Italie – ARN44083
℗ ARION 1982 Avec l’aimable autorisation de Arion Music, Paris
Courtesy of Arion Music, Paris, France

"Oppi, Oppi..."
© traditional, idea: Antonio Carallo
performed by Matthias Burkert and Antonio Carallo

"Stormy Weather (keeps rainin’ all the time)"
Writers: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
performed by Janusz Subicz and Francis Viet

"Highland Cathedral"
written by Michael Korb, Uli Roever
performed by The Royal Highland Fusiliers Courtesy of ℗ 1993 Lismor recordings
© Ed. Roma, Courtesy of Universal/MCA Music Publishing GmbH

Text by Ed Sanders in
Some poems to be performed with the pulse-lyre and the talking tie / Lieder für Leier & Sprechkrawatte
edited by Wolfgang Mohrhenn
Hamburg : Loose-Blätter-Presse Kellner, 1981

"Das Mädchen und die Rose"
"Der verlassene Mann"

anonymous, from Zigeunerlieder
edited by Rade Uhlik ; Branko Radičević
Philipp Reclam Jun. (Leipzig) 1977
adaption from the Serbian by Hansegon Voigt; original title: Ciganska poezija


Thanks to all contributors.

Special thanks to: Beatrice Libonati, Julie Shanahan, Bénédicte Billiet, Claudia Irman, Clara Jansen-Bauer, Herbert Rach

Funded by:

Kunststiftung NRW
Kulturstiftung der Länder
Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North-Rhine-Westphalia
Dr. Werner Jackstädt Stiftung
Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal
Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Palermo Palermo - A film of a piece by Pina Bausch

The piece Palermo Palermo was created in a collaboration
between Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Teatro Biondo Stabile Palermo
and Andres Neumann International. The piece was first performed in

Credits of the stage performance:

Direction and Choreography: Pina Bausch
Set Design: Peter Pabst
Costumes: Marion Cito
Musical Collaboration: Matthias Burkert

With: Mariko Aoyama, Anne Marie Benati, Matthias Burkert, Antonio Carallo, Daniel Condamines, Finola Cronin, Thomas Duchatelet, Barbara Hampel, Kyomi Ichida, Urs Kaufmann, Ed Kortlandt, Beatrice Libonati, Bernd Marszan, Dominique Mercy, Jan Minarik, Nazareth Panadero, Jean Laurent Sasportes, Jürgen Schneidenbach, Julie Shanahan, Julie Anne Stanzak, Janusz Subicz, Quincella Swyningan, Francis Viet, Mark Alan Wilson

The release of this film was supported by:

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