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Pina Bausch Edit Profile

choreographer , dancer , Company executive

Pina Bausch, German choreographer, dancer, performing company executive. Member of American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary).

Background

Bausch, Pina was born on July 27, 1940 in Solingen, Germany.

Education

Studied with Kurt Jooss, Folkwangschule, Essen, Germany, 1958. Student, Juillard School Music, New York, 1959—1962.

Career

Dancer Paul Sanasardo and Donya Feuer Dance Company, 1960-1961, New American Ballet, Spoleto, 1961. Dancer under the direction of Antony Tudor Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1959—1961. Solo, lead dancer Folkwang Ballet Company, Germany, 1962.

Artistic director, choreographer, dancer Folkwang Dance Studio, 1969-1973. Director, choreographer Tanztheater Wuppertal, from 1973. Director dance department Folkwang Hochschule, Essen, 1983-1989.

Artistic director Folkwang Tanzstudio, 1983—1993, from 1999. Guest teacher Dance Company Paul Sanasardo, New York City, 1972. Participant Ein Fest in Wuppertal for 25th Anniversary of Tanztheater Wuppertal, 1998.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Choreographer Fragment, 1968 (first choreography), Im Wind der Zeit, 1969 (1st prize International Choreographic Competition, 1969), Nachnull, 1970, Aktionen für Tänzer, 1971, Wiegenlied, 1972, Tannhäuser-Bacchanals, 1972, Iphigenie auf Tauris, 1974, Zwei Krawateen, 1974, Fritz, 1974, Adagio - Funf Lieder Von Gustav Mahler, 1974, Ich Bring dich um die Ecke, 1974, Orpheus and Eurydike, 1975, Frühlingsopfer including Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), 1975, Die Sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins), 1976, Fürchtet Euch nicht (Don't Be Afraid), 1976, Blaubart, 1977, Komm tanz mit mir, 1977, Renate Wandert Aus, 1977, Kontakthof, 1978, Café Müller, 1978 (Critics award 1992), 1978, Er Nimmt Sie an Der Hand Und Führt Sie in Das Schloss, Die Anderen Folgen, 1978, Macbeth, 1978, Arien, 1979, Keuschheitslegende, 1979, Ein Stück Von Pina Bausch, 1980, Bandoneon, 1980, Walzer, 1982, Nelken (Carnations), 1982, Auf Dem Gebirge Hat Man Ein Geschrei Gehört, 1984, Two Cigarettes in the Dark, 1985, Viktor, 1986, Ahnen, 1987, Palermo Palermo, 1987, Tanzabend II, 1991, Das Stück Mit Dem Schiff (The Piece with the Ship), 1993, Ein Trauerspiel, 1994, Danzón, 1995, Nur Du, 1996, Der Fensterputzer (The Window Washer), 1997, Masurca Fogo, 1998, Herzog Bluebeard's Castle, 1998, Nefés (Cousins), 2003, Vollmond (Fullmoon), 2006, Bamboo Blues, 2007, Sweet Mambo, 2008, Café Muller/The Rite of Spring, 2008 (Laurence Olivier award for Best New Dance Production, 2009). Director (film) Die Klage der Kaiserin, 1987-1990. Performed in (film) E la nave va, 1982.

      Participant La Teatro Fenice in Venice, festival dedicated to Pina Bausch alone and introduced 10 works to the Italian public, 1985, a program for 20th anniversary of Tanztheater Wuppertal with 13 works of Pina Bausch.

Membership

Member of American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary).

Connections

1 child: Rolf Salomon.