Back home

Scott has completed his 2018 fellowship. From February until April he spent three intensive months with his cooperating partner Marina Mascarell travelling throughout Europe before arriving safely back to Australia. In his reports, Scott gives an delightful insight into his fellowship experience.

Learn more about Scott's Fellowship

Another look: MEET THE FELLOWS!

It was a celebration when in January the fellows hosted a get to know you event for the Wuppertaler public. The video trailer is now online for all to see especially for those that were unable to attend.

Watch the video

"One month with Macuacua"

Marie-Lena's Fellowship with Horacio Macuacua has begun. Her first report tells of an intensive time - physically and mentally.

"One month in Mozambique, one month with Macuacua. A different world and a different life. Different rhythms in dance and in everyday life. It is these opposites that are totally present for me here."

Marie-Lena's first report

New video online

The very first recipients of the Pina Bausch Fellowship got started in 2016. We are introducing Anton, Ayelen, Euripides and Jared once more in a short film and show glimpses of their travels during the fellowship.

Watch the video

Marie-Lena Kaiser, Alexandre Achour, Kareth Schaffer, Scott Elstermann (f.l.t.r.)

The new Fellows 2018

Alexandre Achour, Scott Elstermann, Marie-Lena Kaiser and Kareth Schaffer are the new grant holders of the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2018.


New Judging Panel

We are very happy to announce: Choreographer Eun-Me Ahn, dancer and choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa and curator Enrique Rivera are the new judging panel for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2018 and 2019.

Learn more about the new judging panel

Upcoming Dates

  • March 29th, 2018
    Marie-Lena travels to Mozambique for the first part of her fellowship
  • June 1st, 2018
    Start of application period for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2019
  • June 10th, 2018
    Kareth's fellowship begins
  • July 5th, 2018
    Q&A session about the Fellowship 2019 with Marie-Lena Kaiser and Kathrin Peters at Maschinenhaus, Essen
  • August 23rd, 2018
    TITANS by Euripides Laskaridis at Tanz im August festival, Berlin
  • August 24th, 2018
    TITANS by Euripides Laskaridis at Tanz im August festival, Berlin
  • August 25th, 2018
    TITANS by Euripides Laskaridis at Tanz im August festival, Berlin
  • August 30th, 2018
    AUTOCTONOS II by Ayelen Parolin at Tanzmesse 2018, Düsseldorf
  • August 26th, 2018
    Alexandre starts his fellowship
  • September 15th, 2018
    Application deadline for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2019
  • November 2018
    Panel meeting to select the grant holders 2019
  • January 16th - 20th, 2019
    Introductory week for the selected Fellows 2019 in Wuppertal
  • January 16th - 20th, 2019
    Final week for the grant holders 2018 in Wuppertal

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Antonio in Auckland

My working environment is perfectly surrounded with lovely people. I have full access to any class or activity at the department with also personal keys to the premises. (...) I think these 6 months could easily turn out to be the busiest -fun times of my career so far.

Antonios first report from New Zealand


I think I was such lucky for having this month with Nora in Zimbabwe. I am lucky to have the chance to be in another African country even traveling between my beloved continents is sometimes even harder than travel across seas to other continents.

In February / March, Mohamed Yousry “Shika” visited choreographer Nora Chipaumire in her home country, Zimbabwe. The 4 week meeting formed the prelude to their cooperation on the concept of the “embodiment” of the “New African Body”.

Shika's fellowship will continue in New York from August 2017.

Shikas report from Zimbabwe