Today is the last day of the ‘Pina Bausch und das Tanztheater’ exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau. Curated by Solomon Bausch, Miriam Leysner and Rein Wolfs, the exhibition provides a valuable insight into the life and work of Pina Bausch, an instrumental choreographer in the development of the theatrical style known as Tanztheater.
Drawing from the Pina Bausch Archives, the exhibition includes video recordings of numerous performances, photographs, manuscripts and notes stemming from her vast body of work. Her rehearsal space in Wuppertal, the ‘Lichtburg’, has been reconstructed at the heart of the exhibition and functions as a hub of activity: warm-ups and workshops are given by Tanztheater Wuppertal company members. This presents the unique opportunity for the public, regardless of age and level of dance experience, to engage with Bausch’s movement practice and to explore the foundations of Tanztheater with their own bodies.
With a retrospective of Bausch’s prolific career and with the possibility to participate, the exhibition falls in line with Bausch’s open artistic approach and allows for her legacy to be both admired and experienced.