The Pina Bausch Centre as a Comprehensive, Sustainable Approach

funded by the Zero Fund

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Project description

The Pina Bausch Zentrum in Wuppertal is currently preparing for its reopening. Until then, the Centre will be using the lead time to carry out the project “The Pina Bausch Centre as a Comprehensive, Sustainable Approach”. The aim is to incorporate sustainability from the bottom-up into its statutes, resources, business practices, staffing and thematic orientation.

The organisers plan to carry out three concrete collaborations with the Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Environment and Energy. The first consists of four cross-disciplinary workshops conducted in cooperation with the Bund der Szenografen (Association of Scenographers) and the Wuppertal Institute. Entitled “Something new, something old, something borrowed, something blue”, the workshops will focus on sustainability in set and spatial design. Based on artistic practice, the workshops will discuss the selection and storage of materials, circular economy, material lending and new scenographic working methods. The second collaboration will begin with an open call for international groups, producers and artists to participate in “FRAGILE”, an annual young dance/music/theatre festival. The aim is to encourage transdisciplinary symbioses between art and ecology. The third project, based on the Bauhaus idea of the medieval builder’s hut, will establish a dance builder’s hut called “FABRICA” to serve as a venue for workshops, presentations, debates and exchange on sustainability and art in Wuppertal.

The “Green Culture Lab Wuppertal”, a real-world laboratory which the organisers are planning in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute, aims to network all the participating municipal institutions, interest groups, cultural stakeholders and relevant degree programmes, and jointly develop visions for the city’s future.


Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch GmbH

Kurt-Drees-Straße 4
42283 Wuppertal (external link, opens in a new window)