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Wuppertal's city Council decides to build a Pina-Bausch-centre
The Council of the city of Wuppertal has voted for the construction of a Pina-Bausch-and-center. The decision, heated discussions about the high construction and operating were over months costs preceded, at which the city needs to be involved. An important commitment from yet: the Takeover of a third of the operating costs by the Federal government. the By Anne Linsel

After the emotional, evocative Speeches of the cultural-political speaker of all the groups and in the presence of Salomon Bausch, Chairman of the Trustees of Pina Bausch Foundation, agreed with the Council of the city of Wuppertal on Monday evening unanimously in favour of the planned Pina Bausch-the centre to realize. Thus, the way is free for an architect's competition as a basis for the dance center. It is to be created in the converted Wuppertal Schauspielhaus, for years, due to disrepair, is closed. The opening is planned for 2025/26.

The city's implementation of the decision had gone through many months of heated discussions. Point of contention, were always the high construction costs of around 60 million euros, as well as the ongoing operating costs are estimated at 15 million annually. The Federal government was involved from the beginning with 29.5 million to the investment costs, had initially said a further eight million, and this year 2.2 million for the program prior to the opening of the centre was approved. The Land of North Rhine-Westphalia contributes one third of the construction costs (12.5 million) and will also work with three to four million at the ongoing operating costs. The city of Wuppertal has to bear the remaining cost. An important commitment from yet: the Takeover of the Federal government for a third of the operating costs. For without this participation of the Federal government, the whole project would begin to totter.

The vote in the city hall is against this Background, a very bold commitment to Pina Bausch and her world-acclaimed dance theatre of Wuppertal as a "national heritage site". The centre aims to be a "lighthouse" with radiance all over the world. So where it to find, the Wuppertal dance theater with state of the art technical facilities, its final home, the Foundation of Pina Bausch, have their headquarters and rehearsal spaces and work opportunities for international hospitality companies. A not closer defined (discussion) place "for the urban society".

A clear commitment to Pina Bausch and her legacy also came Bergelt, Bettina Wagner, the designate of the Director and artistic Director of the dance theatre of Pina Bausch during the presentation of the game plan for 2019. She sees the "great Ensemble with different generations of Dancers come and from different cultural backgrounds and the comprehensive work of Pina Bausch as a source from which we draw can be used for the preservation and backup of the repertoire and the development of New."

The most important new production is the Macbeth-Paraphrase ", He takes you by the Hand and leads you into the castle, the others follow" by Pina Bausch. A mammoth task for the dance theatre: the play, 1978, and premiered in cooperation with the Schauspielhaus Bochum under artistic Director Peter Zadek, last 20 years ago has been played. The role of Mechthild Grossmann in the premiere is occupied with the actress Johanna Wokalek prominent. The sample line will accept Jo Ann Endicott. You will be supported by Hans Dieter Knebel, who was then working as an extra and after a training game for decades a member of the Vienna Burgtheater. On the game plan, the Bausch-pieces of "Palermo Palermo", "1980" and "arias," as guest performances of the two productions from this year, "a New piece I" and "New song II" is in London.

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