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Pina Bausch fellowship for dance and choreography

Posted on April 27, 2015

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Kunststiftung NRW (the arts foundation of north Rhine-Westphalia) and Pina Bausch Foundation have announced a new grant for dance and choreography.

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The Pina Bausch Fellowship is designed to help dancers and choreographers to discover new forms of expression. They can become temporary members of an ensemble of their choice, or look into the working methods of a chosen choreographer. The aim of the fellowship is to expand the repertoire of movements and to find new, individual means of expression. Chosen candidates can stay for between three to six months, receive travel expenses and a monthly allowance. At the end of the fellowship, they will make public presentations in Wuppertal, where Bausch’s own company is based, revealing the experiences and results of the programme.

Up to four fellowships will be granted each year, to international candidates. Applications for the 2016 fellowships open on June 1, with a closing date of October 1, 2015. More information will be available from from June 1.


Photograph: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Two Cigarettes in the Dark. Photograph: Jochen Viehoff



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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