Here you will find night critiques and reviews, which we usually accompany and supplement with dance photography and dance films of the performances to offer an additional, independent and hopefully artistic view of the choreographic events.

How do You want to be remembered…?

… on the occasion of the film review of „ROMANCE“ by Samantha Shay, which will be shown at the moovy-festival in Cologne on 17 March.

a short commentary by Klaus Dilger

The fiftieth season of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch has long since reached its midpoint.This […]

Von |5. März, 2024|

Dance of agony

Overpretentious and underperforming: Samantha Shay’s dance film „Romance“ can’t decide whether it wants to be fiction or documentary. The result is sobering.

By: Harff-Peter Schönherr

Anyone who makes a film out of literature has to hope that the cinema-goer doesn’t know the […]

Von |29. Februar, 2024|

Reenactment of Pina Bausch’s NELKEN

The live of the others…

Night review by Klaus Dilger

HERE you can find our video impressions

A sparsely lit field of thousands of carnations, as an entrance atmosphere on the open stage of the Wuppertal Opera House. The ideal backdrop, it seems, for many a […]

Von |30. Januar, 2024|

Our video impressions

What remains…

… from „Café Müller“ as part of the Club Amour evening by Boris Charmatz

by Klaus Dilger

Melanie Suchy reviewed the evening for us and comes to the questioning conclusion: „Maybe it’s time to close the café“. Therefore, in […]

Von |25. November, 2023|

Charmatz shows little that is surprising:


The Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch presents the first piece of its new director Boris Charmatz with the jaunty French title „Liberté Cathédrale“. He places it in the Mariendom in the small town of Neviges, not far from Wuppertal.

HERE you will find our […]

Von |9. September, 2023|

„C’est lent, c’est lourd, c’est à l’allemand….“

(that’s slow, that’s heavy, that’s German…).

said Boris Charmatz, the new intendant and artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, on 30 June in Montpellier, when discussing the practice of re-staging the plays of the German dance theatre […]

Von |8. Juli, 2023|



WANTED: THE HYBRID DANCE ENGINE – A perhaps surprisingly polarising conclusion to nine days of „Wundertal“ if you focus it on the core of the expectations of the new artistic director’s tasks – it has turned out to be […]

Von |3. Juni, 2023|

english version:

„WUNDERTAL“ in Wuppertal Sonnborn

It was a very well organised event, characterising the first appearance of the new artistic director of the Wuppertal Dance Theatre, Boris Charmatz, in his new place of work.

HERE you can find our video […]

Von |23. Mai, 2023|

Jan Minarik. Hommage an ein Monster

von Jean-Marc Adolphe

(erschienen in Les Humanités mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Autors)

Übersetzung aus dem Französischen: Klaus Dilger

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Er war, zusammen mit Pina Bausch, Teil des ganzen Abenteuers des Wuppertaler Tanztheaters. Jan Minařík starb in seinem Haus in der Tschechischen […]

Von |1. Juli, 2022|
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