- a dancefilm made in Wuppertal -
Five dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Helena Waldmann met in the beautiful cloakroom foyer of future Pina Bausch Center. Within 4 days of encounters they brought plenty of scenes to light, which were filmed on the fifth day. On day six and seven the footage was edited. Eleven short minutes came out: Cloakroom Encouters. Garderobenbegegnungen.
The performance on stage has started. The cloakroom attendants are on a break. Finally. No more coats, umbrellas, bags, and no more small talk with the audience, who are used to great service in this cloakroom. Whether they need to borrow opera glasses, get a button sewn on or have their shoes shined, everything is possible. But since the performance has started, the ladies and gentlemen behind the counter will have an hour or more of boredom ahead of them. Really? Well, not quite. Under normal circumstances you would never get to see what Eddie Martinez, Nazareth Panadero and Julie Shanahan are up to during their break. We are only letting you have a glimpse because currently theatres are closed.
Sponsors & partners under construction
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Die Beauftrage der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
Pina Bausch Zentrum
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Official video Cloakroom Encounters | 11 min.
concept & directing
the singers of WoW-Women of Wuppertal
sound & camera assistent
many thanks to
2020, NOV 24
and in the media library of under construction
Pina Bausch Center