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Hier finden Sie Informationen über die Tanzschaffenden in ihrem Wirken als Teile der sogenannten „Freien Szene“  in Wuppertal. (Noch) Nicht aufgeführt sind die Tänzerinnen und Tänzer, Choreograf*innen, Dramaturg*innen und sonstigen Tanzbefassten, in ihrer unmittelbaren Eigenschaft als Mitglieder des Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Manche der frei arbeitenden Tanzschaffenden, die hier vorgestellt werden, sind gleichwohl Mitglieder oder Gäste des weltberühmten Ensembles. Die Portraits werden nach und nach vervollständigt mit den Biografien der Künstler und Arbeitsproben in Bild und Videos, sowie Interviews mit ihnen.

Tsai-Wei Tien
Tsai-Wei TienTänzerin | Choreografin
Nachdem Tsai-Wei Tien zunächst eine Tanzausbildung an der Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan absolvierte, ging sie mit einem Stipendium des DAAD nach Deutschland und nahm ein Studium an der Folkwang Universität

… der Künste in Essen auf. Nach ihrem Abschluss im Jahr 2011 trat Tien dem Folkwang Tanzstudio bei und schaffte zudem eigene choreografische Arbeiten, welche mehrfach auf Tanzfestivals ausgezeichnet wurden. Tien kollaboriert in Projekten sowohl in NRW als auch im internationalen Raum, insbesondere im Austausch mit Kollaborateuren aus ihrem Heimatland Taiwan. Sie tanzte in Choreografien von Emanuel Gat, Johannes Wieland, David Hernandez, Malou Airaudo, Stephan Brinkmann, Rodolpho Leoni, Henrietta Horn und anderen. Seit August 2015 ist sie festes Ensemblemitglied des Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

Gala Moody
Gala MoodyTänzerin | Choreografin
After graduation, Gala joined Leigh Warren and Dancers for four years, touring both nationally and internationally. Meanwhile, her own creations were at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, at the Melbourne National Theatre and the Playhouse in Canberra…

In 2009 Gala moved to Brussels to join Charleroi Danses -M. A. De Mey for the creation of ‘Neige’, also performing in ‘Sinfonia Eroica’ (in which she replaced De Mey), touring extensively.

For the next few years, Gala worked with directors including Romeo Castellucci, Louise Chardon/andwhatbeside(s)death – Antwerp, Cie.TPO- Prato, Anuschka Van Oppen/Cie.SOIT – Brussels, Gabrielle Nankivelle – Adelaide, during this time Gala created the solo ‘A Body’ for Ivo Dimchevs Volksroom.

In 2014, Gala worked with Wim Vandekeybus in the creation of ‘Talk to the Demon’. At Ultima Vez she also performed in ‘Spiritual Unity’ and ‘Booty Looting’; replacing actress Birgit Walter as Medea. Gala has worked with Notch Company, with whom she started a solo titled “ Arcane Majeur – How to Make Decisions”, with director Oriane Varak.

In 2016, Gala joined Pieter Ampe to work on his first group performance, ‘It’s in the Small Things’. That year Gala was artist-in-residence at the WAM! Festival in Faenza, where she filmed and studied the daily movements of Faenza residents on the street, creating an anthropological performance, ‘Re-Gesture Study’.

This year Gala has worked as a dancer for various fashion brands, such as Hermès, Le Bon Marché, Issey Miyake, Youjia Jin, and A PART Magazine, appearing in fashion shows in London, Paris and Shanghai. She also performed in the movie “Suspiria” by Luca Guadagnino.

Cristiana Morganti
Cristiana MorgantiTänzerin | Choreografin
Kenji Tagaki
Kenji TagakiTänzer | Choreograf
Jean Laurent Sasportes
Jean Laurent SasportesTänzer | Choreograf
Jean-Laurent SASPORTES studied dance with Anne Marie Porras (Jazz), Peter Goss,
Hans Züllig, Jean Cebron (modern dance), Nina Vyroubova, Suzanne Oussov (ballet).
Diverses experiences with choreographers (Kei Takei, Alwyn Nikolais) completed his …

1952
born in Casablanca

1970-75
Studies Mathematics, Physics an Philosophy in Marseille

1975
Breaks-off his University studies and begins to study modern dance in Paris with Peter Goss

Since 1979
solo-dancer in the Pina Bausch Company, dances in all repertory pieces through most of almost all important performing events around the world

Since September 1996
– independant dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher
– guest soloist with the Pina Bausch company for the repertory pieces but dedicates himself
– mainly to his own work.
Works also regularely with the director Yoshi Oida for theatre plays and operas
directing and choreographing and, later on as choreograph as well as actor with
the director Burkhard C. Kosminski in the Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus.

Since 1989 and till September 2002
worked together with the musician Peter Kowald. This collaboration will the beginning of his work in improvisation and structured improvisation dance. Different little dance pieces have been created out of those collaborations (Stock, Security, Diva, Jeune Fille, Money, „let the trouble come when the trouble comes“, „electroshock“, „la vecchia“ and „Ur“). This Duos work have been and still are presented through many countries around the world under the title „Short pieces“.

In 1998
works with the students of the Folkwanghochschule in Essen on a choreographic project. The dancetheatre piece „Wumm Wumm, immer…“ will be the result of this project.

In 1999
works with the students of the Arnhem Dance Academie and EDDC in Holland on a choreographic project. The dancetheatre piece „Meeting with an angel“ will be the result of this project. Since then and till now, he will teach in the Academy as guest teacher.

In 2000
starts to work in collaboration with the musician Hans Reichel (e-guitar, daxophon).

In 2001
start his collaboration work with the Theater director Burkhard C. Kosminski and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Germany) as:
– Choreographer for the theatreplay „Dancer in the dark“ (a stage version of the film
– from Lars von Trier). Premiere 21st. October, in collaboration with the director
– Burkhard C. Kosminski.
– an actor in the role of Enrique for the theatreplay „39,90“ in the Düsseldorfer
– Schauspielhaus, directed by Burkhard C. Kosminski. Premiere 21st. November.
– This play will be showed through the whole season 2001-2002 and 2002-2003.

– First appearence of „Short Pieces“ (Duo with Peter Kowald) in Canada at the Festival
– „a Pina Bausch Hommage“ in Toronto (October 2001)

2002
– Choreography and directing work in collaboration with the choreographer Anne Marie Porras, as well as main role in the dance theatre piece „Paroles d ange“.
– Presented through France at the „Montpellier Dance Festival“ in July 2002.
– First appearence of „Short Pieces“ (Duo with Peter Kowald) in the U.S.A. at the Vision Art
– Festival in New York (June 2002). Unfortunatly, a few months later, Peter Kowald will die
– in New York from a heart attack after a concert.
– Performing the wohle season through with the Pina Bausch Company (repertory pieces)
– and as an actor in the play „39,90“ (Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus).

2003
his work with the Theater director B.C. Kosminski and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Germany) continue as:
– Actor in the role of „Osip“ for the theater play „Platonov“ (Tchekov),
– (First on June, 5th)
– Choreograph for the theaterplay „Platonov“
– Leading the „Body and Movement“ training for the whole Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
– Ensemble

and also performing the wohle season through with:
– the Pina Bausch Company (repertory pieces)
– the musician Hans Reichel in the Duo „Short Pieces“
– as an actor in the play „39,90“ and the play „Platonov“ (Tchekov) at
– the Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus

2004
– First work with the direcor Michael Simon for the role of „Djami“ in the opera
– „L Espace Dernier“, written by Matthias Pinscher for the „National Opera Bastille
– in Paris“ (first: February 23rd. 2004)
– Start to work with the Japanese doublebass player Tetsu Saitho in Tokyo
– Performing and choreographing for the company „Mademoiselle Cinema“ at SessionHouse – in Tokyo (8th. and 9th. August)
– Work as actor-dancer for the choreograph Caterina Sagna (Italy) for the creation
– „Heil Tanz“ (First: Nov. 2004) and tour in many French towns
– Choreographic work for the play „the cat on a burning deck“ from T. Wiliams with the
– director B.C. Kosminsky at the Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus

and also, still performing the wohle season through with:
– the Pina Bausch Company (repertory pieces) in Tokyo, and Wuppertal,
– Pina Bausch Festival
– the musician Hans Reichel in the Duo „Short Pieces“
– as an actor in the play „39,90“ and the play „Platonov“ (Tchekov) at
– the Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus

and still teaching in Wuppertal, Holland (ArtHez), Japan (Session House and Universities)

2005
– First work with the violinist Gunda Gottschalk in „Short Pieces“ at the Theatre Festival
– „Escenas Abiertas“ in Burgos (Spain)
– First work with the doublebass player Pierro Leveratto in „Short Pieces“ at the
– Teatro Modena „dell Archivolto“ in Genova (Italy))
– In the role of „Umberto“ for the new play „Café Umberto“ from Moritz Rinke with the
– director B.C. Kosminsky at the Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus (world first premiere was
– 25th.September)
– Choreography for the play „Mythos, Propaganda and Catastrophe in Nazi
– Germany and today America“ from Stephen Sewell for the Düsseldorfer
– Schauspielhaus, in collaboration with the director Burkhard C. Kosminski.
– Workshop „Omagio a Andrea Pazienza“ at the Teatro Modena in Genova (Italy)
– Artistic Director for the „Ikonoclaste dance Festival, First Edition“ in Wuppertal

and also still performing the wohle season through, with:
– the Pina Bausch Company (repertory pieces) in Wuppertal, London, Anvers, Salzburg, Lissbon)
– the company „Caterina Sagna“ in the piece „Heil Tanz“ (France, Rome)
– the company „Mademoiselle Cinema“ (Japan) in the piece „Tokyo Tango“ (Japan Tour)
– the musicians Hans Reichel, Gunda Gottschalk, in the Duo „Short Pieces“
– as an actor in the play „Platonov“ (Tchekov) at the Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus

2006
– Worshop for professionnal dancers and mentorship for the choreograph
– Newton Moraes in Toronto, Canada (January)
– Workshop „about Italo Calvino“ at the Teatro Modena in Genova (Italy) in May
– „Short Pieces 2“ in trio with the musicians Gunda Gottschalk (violin) and
– Pierre Jaquemyn (doublebass) at the Teatro Modena in Genova (Italy), both in May
– Training for the new Manheim Theater Ensemble from B.C. Kosminski (new theatre director of the Manheim Stadt Theatre) in June
– Workshops in Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama) in August
– For the first time „Short Pieces 1 and 2“ on tour in Japan with the musician Tetsu Saitoh
– (double bass) in September
– Artistic Director for the „Ikonoclaste dance Festival, Second Edition“ in Wuppertal

and also still performing the wohle season through, with:
– the Pina Bausch Company (repertory pieces) in Wuppertal, Bruxelles, Tokyo)
– the company „Caterina Sagna“ in the piece „Heil Tanz“ (Strasbourg, Alés, France)
– the company „Mademoiselle Cinema“ (Japan) in the piece „Tokyo Tango“ (Japan Tour)
– as an actor in the play „Cafe Umberto“ (Moritz Rinke) and the play „Platonov“
– (Tchekov) at the Duesseldorfer Schauspielhaus

2007
– Found the new Dance-theater Company „CafeAda“ and present a new Dancetheater creation „Autant en Emporte le Temps“ (choreography and directing: JL Sasportes and Malou Airaudo)
25th. January (first), 2nd. and 10th. February in Cafe AdaOben, Wuppertal
3rd. November at the Teatro Festival Parma in Parma (Italy)
– Choreography for the theater piece „Europa“ (directing Sebastian Baumgarten) for the Dusseldorferschauspielhaus.

Also Performing:
– – with the Pina Bausch company (Paris, Wuppertal)
– – „Short Pieces“ (Germany, Spain, Japan Tour 2007)
and Teaching:
– Body training for the Mannheim Theatre Ensemble
– workshop „Creation in progress part two“ in Session House (Tokyo)

2008,
– Japan Tour 2008 (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yokohama, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Osaka, Hikone, Nagoya, Yugawara) with the musician
Tetsu Saitoh and the musician Olivier Manoury (bandoeneon), the Trio Chie no wa in the new performance «Remembering
Astor Piazzolla »
– first performance with the german musician Günter Baby Sommer (drums, percussions) at the first Internationales Tanztheater
Festival in Erfurt (Germany).
– first performance with the german musician Paul Hubweber (trombone) at the Klappsthzle festival in Wuppertal (Germany)
– is nominated Professor at the Tokyo Tech University for the “Center for World Civilisations”, and leads the Workshop “introduction to Dance and Choreography, a Metting between Dance and Science”.

– leads the Body and Movement Training for the Theatre Company of the Mannheim Theatre Ensemble (Mannheim, Germany)
– choreographer for the Theatre Company of the Mannheim Theatre Ensemble (Mannheim, Germany)
– performance of Café Müller and “Palermo,Palermo” with the Pina Bausch Tanztheatre in London Saddler’s Wells (February),
Tokyo (March), Lisabon – Portugal (Mai), Barcelona – Spain (September), Wuppertal (October), Dusseldorf (November).

Jean Laurent Sasportes works in his own studio and performing place, „AdaOben“ Wuppertal, Germany. He founded the dancetheatre company “CafeAda” and leads this company as artistic director (the details of this work will be find in the brochure
« About my work , as CafeAdaDanceTheater« PDF part 5).
The third Edition of the “Ikonoclastes dance Festival“ in Wuppertal Germany which was founded in 2005, took place on the 17, 18, 19 of October 2008 (twelve different pieces in three days event).

2009,
– second creation for the CafeAda dancetheatre company in collaboration with Mark Sieczkarek, René Alejandro Huari Mateus and Damian shöneberg as dancers and, Malou Airaudo as artistic adviser. This piece named «On Verra» was presented for the first time on February 12. and 13th. in CafeAdaOben and will be presented in the same place on May 14th. at the NRW09 dance Festival.
– First improvisation with the russian musician Arkady Shillkloper in collaboration with the great sculptor Tony Craag, at the Tony Craag Skulpturenpark in Wuppertal (Germany), April 2009 )
– «Short Pieces» in Lecce (Italy) for the Dance Festival «La Francia si muove), April 2009, with the trombonist Paul Hubweber, in collaboration with the French Ambassy in Italy.
– first work with the opera director Julia Heabler as dancer in the role of Faust for the production «Faust 2» with the Bremen Kammer Philharmonic, Dominique Horvitz, Etta Scolla and the 300 schoolchildren of the GSO in Bremen (Germany, June 2009)
– World Tour 2009 with the musician Tetsu Saitoh, Shizuoka (Japan) and for the first. Internationnal Dance Festival of Bogota (Columbia) „Impulse“ with the piece „Short Pieces“ (first apperance in South America).
– „Cafe Müller“ with the Company Pina Bausch Tanzztheatre in Wuppertal and Sao Paolo (Brasil).
– still permanent guest teacher at:
the Mannheim national theatre for the «Body and Movement training for the theatre company.
the TokyoTech University in Tokyo as professor.

2010,
– Performance with the Wuppertal Pina Bausch Tanztheater (Seoul, Wuppertal, Lyon, Monaco).
– Japan Tour 2010 with the musician Tetsu Saitoh (new piece: «Rowing the Mimosa Boat» at PolePole (Tokyo) 9th. and 10th. April 2010.
- First European Tour with the musician Tetsu Saitoh (Wuppertal)
– directing the new piece «Revoluzzion zum Selbsmachen» for the Theatre du Pain at the Cafe Ada Oben (first: 11th. and 12th. December 2010).
– still permanent guest teacher at:
the Mannheim National theatre for the «Body and Movement training for the theatre company.
the TokyoTech University (Center for the Studies of the world Civilisations) in Tokyo as Professor adjoint for Dance and performing Art.
the Session House in Tokyo, as Headmaster for the Summer Dance Academy.

2011,
– Performance with the Wuppertal Pina Bausch Tanztheater (Wuppertal, Hong-Kong, Weimar, Warschau, Nîmes).
– Organisation of the „Ikonoclaste Dance Festival 4th. Edition“ at Cafe Ada Oben (January and February)
– Premiere of the Wim Wenders Film „Pina“ at the Berlin Biennale Film Festival.
– Japan Tour 2011:
– with the musicians Tetsu Saitoh and Naoki Kita (a first version of the new piece: «Looking for Kenji» at Tokyo Technology Institute Performance Hall (Tokyo) 23rd. Mai 2011.
– with Gamma/Ut (Tetsu Saitoh s Doublebass Quintet).
– First appearance in Korea (Modafe Dance Festival) with the musician Tetsu Saitoh („Pas de Quatre“).
– First work with the video artist Kai Fobbe for the project „99 Bilder Bergischesland“.

Permanent guest teacher at:
– the Mannheim National theatre for the «Body and Movement training for the theatre company.
– the TokyoTech University (Center for the Studies of the World Civilizations) in Tokyo as Professor for Dance and performing Art.
– the Session House in Tokyo, as Headmaster for the Summer Dance Academy.

2012,
– Presentation of the video Installation Work 99.Bilder Bergischesland. created by Kai Fobbe.
– second European Tour with the musician Tetsu Saitoh (Japan):
– „Pas de Quatre“ is presented at the Dancefestival „Les Hivernales d Avignon“ (France), in March 2012.
– „Duo with Tetsu“ is performed in „Le Ring“ Toulouse (France) in March 2012.
– with the musicians Tetsu Saitoh and Naoki Kita (the final version of the new piece: «Looking for Kenji» with his company „Cafe Ada Dancetheatre“ a the Cafe Ada (Wuppertal), in MArch 2012.
– Performance with the Wuppertal Pina Bausch Tanztheater (Wuppertal, Paris, London).
– Japan Tour 2012 with the musician Tetsu Saitoh, and many other japanese artist (Tokyo, Yokohama).
– „Short Pieces“ with Tetsu Saitoh at the „Wein und Theater Fest“ of Radebeul in September.

guest teacher at:
– the Mannheim National theatre for the «Body and Movement training for the theatre company.
– the TokyoTech University (Center for the Studies of the World Civilizations) in Tokyo as Professor for Dance and performing Art.
– the Session House in Tokyo, as Headmaster for the Summer Dance Academy
– the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf (Germany)
– La Luna Dance Workshop Summer Camp in Ancona (Italy)

2013,
– choreography work for the opera «Tannhauser» (R.Wagner) for the Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf (Germany) in collaboration with the director B.C.Kosminski.
– Performance with the Wuppertal Pina Bausch Tanztheater (Wuppertal, Taipe, Goeteborg, Paris, Bordeaux, Naples)
– Japan Tour February 2013 (teaching, performance with Tetsu Saitoh and other japanese artist).
- Japan Tour August 2013 («Eurasian Echoes» new production from Tetsu Saitoh, teaching, performance).

– New creation, «Looking for Songs, an Operita» at PolePole (Tokyo) from Chie Inui, music composition Tetsu Saitoh (first in Japan).
– New Visual Art Project with Kai Fobbe (99orte in Tokyo-Manhattan-Zurich).

Still teaching modern dance, Kinomichi and his own body work named «Jansantaiso» at:
– the Mannheim National theatre for the «Body and Movement training for the theatre company.
– the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf (Germany).
– In Tokyo, at the Session House Dance Studio, and the «Izuruba Studio.
– The Summer Camp «La Luna» (Ancona-Italy)
- Wuppertal.

2014,
– January 2014, «Looking for Songs, an Operita» (final version) is presented at Triphony Hall in Tokyo for the first time and followed by a tour through Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, Ookayama, Iwakuni)
Story, texte and poems are written by Chie Inu, the music is composed by Tetsu Saitoh, interpretation by Tetsu Saitoh (double-bass), Naoki Kita (violin), Junko Saito (vocal), Olivier Manoury (bandoneon), dance and choreography, Jean Sasportes.
– Performance with the Wuppertal Pina Bausch Tanztheater (Wuppertal, London, Paris, Anvers)
– Japan Tour April 2014 (teaching, performance with Tetsu Saitoh and other japanese artist).

Still teaching modern dance, Kinomichi and his own body work named «Jansantaiso» at:
- the Mannheim National theatre for the «Body and Movement training for the theatre company.
- the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf (Germany).
- In Tokyo, at the Session House Dance Studio, and at the «Izuruba Studio. 
- The Summer Camp «La Luna» (Ancona-Italy)
- Wuppertal.

2015,
Choreography for Dance-theater, Theatre and Theatre Directing:
– February 2015: Choreographic work with the actors of the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Dusseldorf) for the piece «Mord» (Theaterstück in drei Akten und einem Epilog / Aus dem Hebräischen von Matthias Naumann / Im Rahmen der Jüdischen Kulturtage im Rheinland 2015) with the director Dedi Baron.
– September 2015: Choreographic and directing work for the piece« Romeo and Julia » (W. Shakespeare) in Wuppertal (director Robert Sturm). (August/September). First on September 11th.
– October 2015: Directing the new piece of Theatre du Pin, « Tam Tam ». First in Haus der Jungen in Wuppertal October 17th..
– November 2015: Choreographic work for the theatre piece «An und Aus » (Schimmerpfennig), for the director Burkhard C. Kosminski at the National Theatre Mannheim.
– December 2015: Choreographic work with the actors of the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Dusseldorf) for the piece «Joseph und Maria»(theatre piece from Peter Turrini) with the director Alexander Kubelka. First Dezember 2nd.

Performing:
– Tour with the Tanztheatre Pina Bausch (Taipei in March, London in April).
– Japan Tour-1: with Tetsu Saitoh and guests in Tokyo (from March 11th. to March 29th.)
– Japan Tour-2: with Tetsu Saitoh and guests in Tokyo, Kyoto, Sapporo, Asahikawa, (from May 17th. to June 8th.)
– Improvisation performance with Anna Lisa Derossi and Jens Duppe in Konzertreihe Kommunikation 9.

Teaching:
– Dance and Improvisation Workshop in Berlin (Exploratorium Berlin) in February.
– Dance and Kinomichi Workshop in Tokyo (Izuruba Studio, Session House Dance Studio,)

– Dance and Jansannotaiso in Tokyo at Noriko’s Actors Studio, Miyuki’s Actors Studio, and in Hokkaido at Studio Red Berry in Sapporo, and at Studio Mokera in Asahikawa.(March and May 2015)

Still teaching modern dance, Kinomichi and his own body work method named «Jansannotaiso» at:
– the Mannheim National theatre (Germany).
– the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf (Germany).
– In Italy, at The Summer Camp «La Luna» in Ancona-Italy (July 2015), and the « Palermo in Danza » Summer Dance Festival in Palermo-Italy. (September 2015)

The collaboration works in the psychiatry, started in 2014. This new field keeps on its development:
– In collaboration with the director and the medical team of the « Clinique de Saumery » in Blois – France, I started to develop an experimental department for Dance-theatre for mentally diminished patient (October 2014). This project is a long term project with the goal to create a dance department including all allocations for teaching, rehearsals and performance.
– In collaboration with the Center for Autistism of Wuppertal, I started a work with patient. This work is based as first step in the observation of the movements that this kind of patient are doing with the idea to give them the possibility to develop another language of expression and of communication.

2016,

Choreography for Dance-theater, Theatre and Theatre Directing:
– January 2016: Choreographic and directing work with the actors of the Teatro Bondi in Palermo (Italy)for the piece «Kaen», Passione e Seduzione (Michele Perriera) with the director and actor Lolo Franco. 15. January.
– March 2016: New Choreographic Creation work about the theme « Selfies ». Under the direction of Christophe Rodatz and Wolfgang Suchner including three physically challenged actors.
– Mai 2016: « Mein Schloß »: New choreographic creation work about the theme autism. This work is a project for the « Center for Autismus » in Wuppertal, directing and choreography: Jean Laurent Sasportes.
– November 2016: Beginning of a new choreographic creation work about the mathematician « Boltzmann » and his work. This work is a project for the University of Mathematic of Wuppertal under the initiativ of Professor Barbara Ruediger-Mastandrea.
– December 2016: Beginning of the choreographic and visual directing work in collaboration with the director Burkhard Kosminski and the actors of the National Theatre of Mannheim. For the last work of Roland Schimmelpfennig « Das Grosse Feuer » which will be presented as world premiere in National Theatre Mannheim on January 22nd. 2017.

Performing:
– Tour with the Tanztheatre Pina Bausch (Paris in May and in September, Berlin in December).
– Japan tout 2016 with tetsu Saitoh (Pole Pole and Kid Ailack Hall in Tokyo) – October 2016
Teaching:
– Dance and Improvisation Workshop in Berlin (Exploratorium Berlin) in June.
– Dance and Composition Workshop in Bonn (Pina Bausch Foundation) in June.
– Dance and Composition Workshop in Ancona (Summer Camp «La Luna») in July.
– Jansannotaiso and Kinomichi in Tokyo at Izuruba in October.

Still teaching modern dance, Kinomichi and his own body work method named «Jansannotaiso» at:
– Aïkido Schule Wuppertal
– the Mannheim National theatre (Germany).
– the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf (Germany).

The collaboration works in the psychiatry, started in 2014. This new field keeps on its development:
– In collaboration with the director and the medical team of the « Clinique de Saumery » in Blois – France, I started to develop an experimental department for Dance-theatre for mentally diminished patient (October 2014). This project is a long term project with the goal to create a dance department including all allocations for teaching, rehearsals and performance.
– In collaboration with the Center for Autism of Wuppertal, I started in 2014 a work with patient. This work is based as first step in the observation of the movements that this kind of patient are doing with the idea to give them the possibility to develop another language of expression and of communication.

2017,

Choreography for Dance-theatre, Theatre and Theatre Directing:
– January 2017: Choreographic and directing work with the actors of the National Theatre of Mannheim (Germany) for the theatre piece «Das Grosse Feuer», (Roland Schimmelpfennig) with the director Burkhard Kosminski. 22. January.
– April 2017: Revival of the piece « Mein Schloß »: choreographic creation work from 2016 about the theme autism. This work is a project for the « Center for Autismus » in Wuppertal, directing and choreography: Jean Laurent Sasportes. In Wuppertal (Germany) 22nd. and 23rd. April 2017.
– Mai 2017: Choreographic and directing work for the piece« Don Quijote » (Cervantez) in Wuppertal (director Robert Sturm). (April/May). First on May 13th.
– November 2017: New Choreographic Creation work about the theme « Boltzmann ». This work is a project for the University of Mathematic of Wuppertal under the initiative of Professor Barbara Ruediger-Mastandrea.

Performing:
– Tour with the Tanztheatre Pina Bausch (Wuppertal and Hamburg in January).

– Improvisation with the musician Wolfgang Suchner in Dresden (Germany) – April 1st..

– Duo with the musician Tetsu Saitoh in Ohmachi Festival (Japan) – 2nd. September.

Teaching:
– Dance and Improvisation Workshop in Berlin (10., 11., 12.,March in Exploratorium Berlin).
– Dance and Composition Workshop in Ancona «La Luna» (20th.,21st. May ).

– Jansannotaiso, Kinomichi, Dance and Composition Workshop in Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Inuyama, Ohmachi, Nagano, Shizuoka, Hokkaido) – August-September 2017

Still teaching modern dance, Kinomichi and his own body work method named «Jansannotaiso» at:
– Aïkido Schule Wuppertal
– the Mannheim National theatre (Germany).
– the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf (Germany).

– In July 2017, started a new project for Jansannotaiso and Kinomichi Workshop in Blois (France). This workshop should be propose once a month during the whole year.

The collaboration works in the psychiatry, started in 2014. This new field keeps on its development:
– In collaboration with the director and the medical team of the « Clinique de Saumery » in Blois – France, I started to develop an experimental department for Dance-theatre for mentally diminished patient (October 2014). This project is a long term project with the goal to create a dance department including all allocations for teaching, rehearsals and performance.
– In collaboration with the Center for Autism of Wuppertal, I started in 2014 a work with patient. This work is based as first step in the observation of the movements that this kind of patient are doing with the idea to give them the possibility to develop another language of expression and of communication.

Rodolpho Leoni
Rodolpho LeoniTänzer | Choreograf
Rodolpho Leoni wurde 1963 in Campo Grande (Brasilien) geboren, begann dort 1978 sein Tanzstudium und gründete 1981 gemeinsam mit elf weiteren Tänzern die erste Kompanie für modernen Tanz in dieser Region…
… 1983 ging er nach Sao Paulo, um die Graham-Technik zu studieren, und tanzte in den folgenden zwei Jahren im Teatro Brasileiro de Danca. Danach setzte er seine Studien an der Martha Graham School for Contemporary Dance in New York fort.
Seit 1988 lebt und arbeitet Rodolpho Leoni in Deutschland. Er choreographiert seit 1992 eigene Stücke und gründete 1996 mit der Produktion „Foggy” die Kompanie rodolpho leoni dance.Seine Choreographie „Speak” wurde mit dem Deutschen Produzentenpreis für Choreographie (DPC) 2005/06 ausgezeichnet. Er choreographierte zahlreiche Tanzstücke für verschiedene Tanzkompanien, u.a. für das Ballett Nürnberg, die Tanzkompanie St. Gallen (Schweiz), das Tanztheater Bremen und das Folkwang Tanzstudio.Im Dezember 2006 wurde Rodolpho Leoni als Professor für Modernen Tanz/Tanzchoreographie an die Folkwang Hochschule in Essen berufen. Seit Oktober 2008 ist er künstlerischer Leiter des Folkwang Tanzstudios, gemeinsam mit Pina Bausch bis zu ihrem Tod im Juni 2009.
Mark Sieczkarek
Mark SieczkarekTänzer | Choreograf
1962 im schottischen Inverness geboren, beginnt klassisch: Auf die Ausbildung an der Royal Ballet School in London (1973 bis 1981) folgt ein Engagement am „Scapino Ballet“ für Kinder in Amsterdam. Hier entstehen auch die ersten professionellen Choreographien…
…Als Tänzer im Kollektiv „Penta Theater“ in Rotterdam (1983 bis 1985) lässt er das Studium hinter sich. Und wird anschließend Protagonist bei Pina Bausch in Wuppertal. Drei prägende Jahre, aber der eigene Schaffensdrang ist stärker. Ab1988 ist er als freischaffender Tänzer und Choreograph tätig, 1998 gründet er die Mark Sieczkarek Company, für die er solo und mit wechselnden Ensembles arbeitet – national und international erfolgreich.Mit mehr als 40 Choreographien in 25 Jahren sowie etlichen tänzerischen Projekten in Afrika, Südamerika und Europa zählt Sieczkarek zu den produktivsten und bemerkenswertesten Tanz-Künstlern seiner Generation.Im Jahr 2017 schuf er das Stück „The tired queens garden“ für das Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, das während Underground V an der Reidel Fabrik in Wuppertal vorgestellt wurde.Er ist Träger des Förderpreises des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen (1996) und des Wolfgang-Max-Faust-Preises (1999).
Damiano Ottavio Bigi
Damiano Ottavio BigiTänzer | Choreograf
Damiano Ottavio Bigi wurde 1982 in Rom geboren. 1991 begann er klassischen Tanz in der Schule von Nabila El Kattam (Rom) und später an der Opernschule von Rom zu studieren. 1996 zog er nach Frankreich, wo er auch eine Ausbildung zum …
…zeitgenössischen Tanz am Center International Rosella Hightower (Cannes) begann. Er beendete sein Studium am Centre National d’Danse Contemporain d’Angers. Er arbeitet mit namhaften Choreografen wie: Joelle Bouvier, Claude Brumachon und Benjamin Lamarche (Centre Cérográfico Nacional de Nantes), Cyrill Davy (Frankreich), Abou Lagraa (Frankreich) und Alvaro Restrepo (Kolumbien).Seit 2006 ist er Teil des Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, mit dem er am Film „Pina“ von Wim Wenders teilnimmt.Seit 2006 arbeitet er als Choreograph und hält Workshops in mehreren Ländern.
Jan Möllmer
Jan MöllmerTänzer | Choreograf
Geboren und aufgewachsen in Wuppertal, begann Jan Möllmer zu tanzen, nachdem er Teil des Jugendprojekts „Kontakthof – mit Teenagern“ von Pina Bausch gewesen war. Er absolvierte eine Tanzausbildung an der Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen …

… von 2010 bis 2014. Seit seinem Abschluss war er neben Gastengagements beim Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ein Mitglied des Folkwang Tanzstudio. Möllmer tanzte unter anderem in Choreografien von Emanuel Gat, David Hernandez, Reinhild Hoffmann, Pina Bausch, Rodolpho Leoni, Stephan Brinkmann, Rainer Behr, Mark Sieczkarek und anderen. Im November 2015 wurde er mit dem Förderpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen in der Sparte Tanz/Theater ausgezeichnet. Er realisiert und arbeitet in verschiedensten Projekten und Kooperationen mit KünstlerInnen in NRW und im Ausland. Das Tanzen und Choreografieren ermöglichte ihm die Besuche einer Vielzahl von Ländern verteilt über Europa, Nordamerika, Neuseeland, Afrika und Asien.

Michael Carter
Michael CarterTänzer | Choreograf
Michael Carter (Sydney, 1980), trained at The Australian Ballet School before joining The Australian Ballet Company, with whom he danced with from 2000 until 2003, and then again in 2006. Between he worked for several contemporary dance directors throughout …

Australia, including Leigh Warren, Sue Healey and Merryl Tankard.

In 2007 he moved to Spain where he joined first the Ballet Victor Ullate and then Compañía Nacional de Danza under director Nacho Duato, where he worked for several years, in which time he also created works in the companies choreographic seasons.

In 2012/13, Michael moved into the creation of theatre works, forming the company Cía. del Señor Smith, a conglomerate of actors, directors and artists. He also produced NOW! A series of one off improvised performances in site-specific locations. Michael has made 16 short dance films, and a series for youtube called Inside the Compañía Nacional de Danza.

He performed in feature films; The Book of Revelations directed by Anna Kokkinos, in Homing directed by Xabier Iriondo and Brittle Failure by Lesley Telford. Michael is also a teacher and rehearsal director and has taught several workshops on dance for camera.

In 2014, Michael accepted a position as guest artist with the company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, afterwards joining the company full time in 2015 and where he continues to work to the present day.

Iker Arue
Iker ArueTänzer | Choreograf
Born in San Sebastian, Basque Country – Spain, Iker Arrue first studied architecture before immersing himself in the world of dance.
As a dancer, he has worked with several choreographers in Spain, Holland and Denmark…

… As a creator, he has collaborated in projects with media artists, musicians, sculptors and theatre playwrights in places like Mexico, China and Switzerland. He has also been member of Dance and Performativity, a series of lectures proposing an analytical gaze on contemporary dance while trying to answer some questions in the field of philosophy and aesthetics.

Currently he is the director of AI DŌ PROJECT, an initiative supported by the Basque Country Government for the development of projects where contemporary dance and Aikido merge in order to develop a new choreographic language.

Kai Fobbe
Kai FobbeTanzfilmer Designer | Künstler
Marc Wagenbach
Marc WagenbachKurator
… studierte Theater-, Film- und Fernsehwissenschaft, Musikwissenschaft und Klassische Archäologie an der Universität Köln, in Sydney und Bayreuth und wurde im Bereich Medienwissenschaft und Ästhetik an der Universität zu Köln promoviert. …

Während des Studiums arbeitete er mit diversen Choreographen und Regisseuren als Dramaturg und Assistent – u.a. mit der südafrikanischen Choreografin Robyn Orlin.

2007 wurde er Assistent von Pina Bausch und Mitglied des Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Nach dem Tod von Pina Bausch übernahm er die wissenschaftliche Leitung der Pina Bausch Foundation und war von 2009 bis 2013 für den konzeptionellen Aufbau des Pina Bausch Archivs und die Entwicklung des Konzeptes: „Pina lädt ein. Ein Archiv als Zukunftswerkstatt” mitverantwortlich. In 2014 gründete er das Internationale Forschungszentrum für zeitgenössische Künste Ekeby in den Niederlanden. Für seine Arbeit erhielt er diverse Preise.

Milton Camilo
Milton CamiloTänzer | Choreograf | Maler
Milton Camilo ist mein Name und stamme aus Brasilien. Am 1. Februar 1970 bin ich als Milton Camilo da Silva Junior in Rio de Janeiro auf die Welt gekommen, als jüngstes Kind von vier Geschwistern. Meine Kindheit habe ich zum größten Teil draußen verbracht. …

Meine Mutter heißt Mercedes, mein Vater Milton.

Seit 1998 lebe ich in Deutschland, seit 2007 in Wuppertal. Ich bin Choreograph, Maler, Tänzer, Tanz- und Kunstpädagoge. In einem Künstlerteam leite ich hier die Wuppertaler Werkstatt (Schule für Tanz und Musik). Das Kunstatelier OLGA – Raum für Kunst habe ich 2008 gegründet. Hier werden Ausstellungen gezeigt, ereignen sich Veranstaltungen, wie die Vollmond-Nacht, in der Künstler ihre eigensinnigen Ideen und Fähigkeiten einbringen.

„Milton Camilo liebt die Kunst in ihren unterschiedlichen Ausdrucksformen. Er hat eine ganz besondere Gabe, Menschen in ihrem künstlerischen Potential zu motivieren und fördern.“

– Dr. Uta Atzpodien / Texte & Dramaturgie

1989 – 1998 Tanzausbildung in Rio de Janeiro:
Ballett, Escola Estadual de Dança Maria Olenewa (eedmo.com.br)
zeitgenössischer Tanz, Escola e Faculdade de Dança Angel Vianna (escolaangelvianna.com.br)
1992 – 1997 freiberuflicher Tänzer in Rio de Janeiro
1998 – 2008 Tänzer / Dramaturg der Mark Sieczkarek Company
seit 1998 Mitglied Wuppertaler Werkstatt (Schule für Tanz und Musik)
seit 2008 Leitung im Künstlerteam der Wuppertaler Werkstatt
2008 Gründung des Kunstraums „Olga – Raum für Kunst“ in Wuppertal
mit Dennis Scharlau (Fotograf) und Nusara Mai-ngarm (Performer)
Jorge Puerta Armento
Jorge Puerta ArmentoTänzer | Choreograf | Actor
Jorge Puerta Armenta, born in Bogotá in Colombia, began to dance at the age of 19 years. After a fellowship at the Centre national de Danse Contemporaine in Angers-France, under the artistic direction of Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia he join the …

…Folkwang Dance Studio in Essen-Germany. From 1997 till 2014, Puerta Armenta was ensemble member at the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Since 2012, he creates his own works: The Silence fall from the trees in Bogotá, At 17 centimeters, Nothing unusual and Look in Germany.

Pascal Merighi
Pascal MerighiTänzer | Choreograf
Thusnelda Mercy
Thusnelda MercyTänzerin | Choreografin
Clémentine Deluy
Clémentine DeluyTänzerin | Choreografin
Fabien Prioville
Fabien PriovilleTänzer | Choreograf
Julie-Anne Stanzak
Julie-Anne StanzakTänzerin | Choreografin
Nathalie Larquet
Nathalie LarquetTänzerin | Choreografin
Regina Advento
Regina AdventoTänzerin | Choreografin
Chrystel Guillebeaud
Chrystel GuillebeaudTänzerin | Choreografin
wird am 26. Juli 1971 in Paris geboren. Sie studiert Ballett bei Daniel Franck und Gilbert Meyer von der Opéra de Paris, erhält Ausbildungen in Modern Jazz (Raza Hammadi), Modern Dance und Tai Chi. Parallel nimmt sie Gesangs- und Violinunterricht …

und studiert Bildende Kunst am Musée des Arts Déco de Paris .

Von 1988-1994 arbeitet sie mit Philippe Découfflé, Maryse Delente und Maurice Béjart. Von 1995-2000 ist sie festes Emsemblemitglieder des Tanztheaters Wuppertal von Pina Bausch. Seit 2000 ist Guillebeaud hauptsächlich als freischaffende Künstlerin tätig und gründet gemeinsam mit Chun-Hsien Wu die Compagnie DOUBLE C und den Kunstverein Wup d.c. in Wuppertal. 2006 erhaltet sie als Choreografin den Von der Heydt Förderpreis. 2009 wirkte sie bei Wim Wenders Film PINA mit.

Sie war Leiterin des Tanztrainings an den Städtischen Bühnen Münster und gibt Kurse in Körpertraining am Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, wo sie auch bei einigen Produktionen als Choreografin mitwirkt. Sie arbeitet als Dozentin am ‘Theater Total’ in Bochum tätig, und ist Schauspielerin, Tänzerin und Choreografin am Theater Anderwelten von Heiner Bontrup. Sie arbeitet auch an verschiedenen Produktionen mit dem Choreografer Jean Laurent Sasportes. Seit ihrem Diplom 2010 ist sie praktizierende Therapeutin der Ortho-Bionomy.
Seit 2018 unterrichtet Sie bei TANZMOTO das Profi-Training.

Felicitas Willems
Felicitas WillemsProjectmanagerin | Stagemanagerin
Pina Bausch Foundation Productions, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Vertigo Dance Company, Sydney Dance Company, Black Grace Dance, Tanzrauschen International Dance on Screen Festival…

… davor Vertigo Dance Company, battleROYAL, Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza
Ausbildung  am Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide South Australia