Tanztheater Wuppertal – Pina Bausch
The experience in Germany with Pina Bausch (1940-2009) and her dance-theatre has had such a deep effect on his path and his body.
On September 12th 2005, having just arrived in Germany and with the intention of continuing his studies in Essen, he attended the ensemble audition in Wuppertal.
On October 17th, Pina organized a second selection phase. Then on the 22nd of October, Pina made her decision: she wanted him to work for the company from the next season.
A start leads to something unknown and full of potential. After 15 years of experience and immersion in Pina Bausch’s work, there remains only a nuanced and subtle mixture that intensifies and allows him to build a new path, independent, in which she will accompany him as a relevant master.
Old ties are strengthened, other relationships emerge, disappear. Everything transforms. The new awaits.
…By watching the dancers, by listening to their disembodied words, and by glimpsing the choreographer herself, the viewer participates in the intimacy of collective feeling that fluctuates from pleasure to pain and back again. One of the dancers, Pablo Aran Gimeno, explained that when he first came to Wuppertal, he felt a bit lost, but Pina told him simply, 'Dance for love.’ This simple bit of advice was obviously helpful, as the young dancer never forgot it.’
-Siri Hustvedt, ‘A woman looking at men looking at women. Essays on Art, Sex and the Mind’