»Dancing at Dusk – A Moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring«


A film by polyphem film production

Florian Heinzen-Ziob Director, Editing

Enno Endlicher Camera

Armin Badde Sound Design

In order to make Pina Bausch's creative achievement accessible to a new generation of dance professionals, the Pina Bausch Foundation shares her choreographies with international companies. This inspired a project with the École des Sables and Sadler’s Wells London, in which »The Rite of Spring« is interpreted by a specially-formed ensemble of dancers from 14 African countries. Since the result cannot be held live at the Festival until next year, 2021 brings an exclusive showing of the film »Dancing at Dusk – A Moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring«: shortly before the worldwide lockdown, the dancers gathered on a remote beach in Senegal and presented the legendary choreography at sunset. The showing in the drive-in cinema will include two further dance films.

A production of Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables & Sadler’s Wells, co-produced with Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Festspielhaus, St Pölten; Ludwigsburg Festival; Teatros del Canal de la Comunidad de Madrid and Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi. The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut, and kindly supported by the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

In addition, the films can be seen exclusively on our Digital Stage until 22 June.

dates and tickets


12 Jun



Autokino, Kornwestheim

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