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.
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.
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.
Scott has completed his 2018 Fellowship. In his reports, he gives an delightful insight into his experience with choreographer Marina Mascarell.
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.
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."
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.
Alexandre Achour, Scott Elstermann, Marie-Lena Kaiser and Kareth Schaffer are the grant holders of the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2018.
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.
January 16th - 20th, 2019Introductory week for the selected Fellows 2019 in Wuppertal
January 16th - 20th, 2019Final week for the grant holders 2018 in Wuppertal
March 19th - 24th, 2019Scott Elstermann performing in "Lady Example" by Alice Will Caroline at Dance Massive in Melbourne, Australia
March 21st - 24thLee Mèir performing in Across the Middle, Past the East An Unsettled Cabaret at Sophiensaele, Berlin
March 29th, 2019Meital Raz and Lee Méir present "Play Dead" at the Titania Theater in Frankfurt, Germany.
May 22nd - 25th, 2019Scott Elstermann premieres a new short work on LINK Dance Company, Perth, Australia
June 1st, 2019Start application period for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2020
September 15th, 2019Application deadline for the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2020
29th of January - 2nd of February 2020Introductory week for the selected Fellows 2020 in Wuppertal
29th of January - 2nd of February 2020Final week for the Fellows 2019 in Wuppertal
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.
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.
The first part of his Fellowship with Family Flöz took place in Italy, in the former monastery of San Giusto near Tuscany.
Jared Onyango kicks off the Pina Bausch Fellowship 2016 and travels to Francesco Scavetta and the Wee Company in Oslo, Norway.