An important story has linked Spoleto and the choreographer-director Pina Bausch, legendary author of the avant-garde dance theatre genre and founder of the Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble. In the sixties Pina took part in the Festival programs several times: alongside the choreographer and dancer Jean Cébron, with the company of the New American Ballet, and as an interpreter for the American choreographer Paul Taylor. Bausch, the dancer, opened up to a second creative life in the seventies, becoming the inventor of a new language that would have profoundly conditioned the Western scene. Ten years ago, in July 2009, Pina should have been in Spoleto with her Tanztheater Wuppertal, which, however, performed without her: only a few days earlier the choreographer had suddenly passed away, and the Spoleto performances of the Tanztheater turned into a moving farewell to one of the most influential and original artists of the late twentieth century. On the tenth anniversary of her death, the Festival will pay tribute to this unforgettable artist by hosting an encounter with Lutz Förster, the great dancer and central interpreter of her historical shows, who will talk about the "Bauschian" revolutions together with the writer Leonetta Bentivoglio, author of three monographs on the German choreographer. During this occasion, the film of the masterpiece “Café Müller”, the only piece of the Tanztheater Wuppertal in which Pina Bausch herself appeared, will be screened. 


07 July
Sala Pegasus
free entrance