Photo: Sala Seddiki © Pina Bausch Foundation

This was MEET THE FELLOWS! 2019

In January we invited the new Fellows 2019 and the Fellows 2018 to Wuppertal - to connect, to exchange experiences and to share their fellowship projects with the audience.

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Martha Hincapié Charry, Marc Philipp Gabriel, Ariel Moreira, Lee Méir (f.l.t.r.)

The new Fellows 2019

Marc Philipp Gabriel, Martha Hincapié Charry, Lee Méir and Ariel Moreira are the new grant holders of the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2019.



On the 18th and 19th of January 2019, the new grant holders of the Pina Bausch Fellowship will introduce themselves for the first time and simultaneously meet the Fellows 2018 in Wuppertal. Like every January, this is the chance for the fellows to exchange and connect and, at the same time, the opportunity for the public to get to know the fellows.

Therefore, the weekend offers a varied programme - as versatile as the fellowship itself!

The video clips of our Fellows are online. Meet Alexandre, Anton, Antonio, Ayelen, Eurypides, Jared, Kareth, Marie-Lena, Scott and Shika and learn more about their motivation, their projects and their experiences.

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Back home

Scott has completed his 2018 Fellowship. In his reports, he gives an delightful insight into his experience with choreographer Marina Mascarell.

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.

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"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.

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

The Fellows 2018

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


New Jury

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

Learn more about the new jury

Upcoming Dates

  • 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
  • March 19th - 24th, 2019
    Scott Elstermann performing in "Lady Example" by Alice Will Caroline at Dance Massive in Melbourne, Australia
  • March 21st - 24th
    Lee Mèir performing in Across the Middle, Past the East An Unsettled Cabaret at Sophiensaele, Berlin
  • March 29th, 2019
    Meital Raz and Lee Méir present "Play Dead" at the Titania Theater in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • May 22nd - 25th, 2019
    Scott Elstermann premieres a new short work on LINK Dance Company, Perth, Australia
  • June 1st, 2019
    Start application period for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2020
  • September 15th, 2019
    Application deadline for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2020
  • 29th of January - 2nd of February 2020
    Introductory week for the selected Fellows 2020 in Wuppertal
  • 29th of January - 2nd of February 2020
    Final week for the Fellows 2019 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