Kayla Hamilton, Purnendra Kumar Meshram, Haman Mpadire & André Uerba

The fellows are coming from diverse backgrounds but are all joined by their commitment to push the borders of their artistic practice and of the very notion of dance. They are dealing with the tension between tradition and contemporaneity, with decolonization, or with challenging the standards in dance. We are eager to witness how these strong partnerships will stimulate and empower their artistic perspectives and practices.

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Fellowship Calendar

Find out more about upcoming dates and events and don't miss the opportunity to get to know the artistic work of the Pina Bausch Fellows and alumni!

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McIntosh Jerahuni, Majesty Royale, NEVE Mazique (f.l.t.r.)

The 2020 Fellows

McIntosh Jerahuni, Majesty Royale and NEVE Mazique

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

The 2019 Fellows

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


The 2019 & 2020 Fellows Photo: René Omenzetter © Pina Bausch Foundation

Looking back to MEET THE FELLOWS! 2020

As every year, the new Fellows 2020 and the Fellows 2019 came to Wuppertal in January 2020 and exchanged experiences and presented their Fellowship projects to the visitors at the former Schauspielhaus.

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Photo: Sala Seddiki © Pina Bausch Foundation

This was MEET THE FELLOWS! 2019

In January 2019 we invited the 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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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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Another look: MEET THE FELLOWS! 2018

It was a celebration when in January 2018 the fellows hosted a get to know you event for the Wuppertaler public. The video trailer is online for all to see especially for those that were unable to attend.

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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 2018 Fellows

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