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A series of indoor and outdoor events and performances, conceived by Boris Charmatz

In May 2023 we are celebrating Wundertal: a series of events and pieces that reflect our desire to work in and with the city of Wuppertal, to dance and to go on a journey together. It will open with Wundertal / Sonnborner Straße, a large-scale choreographic happening for 200 dancers, and close with Palermo Palermo at the Wuppertal Opera House.

The first edition of the project entitled Sea Change was originally commissioned for the opening of Manchester International Festival 2021 and produced by Manchester International Festival and [terrain].

The project Wundertal by Boris Charmatz in May 2023 is a contribution to the preparatory phase of the Pina Bausch Centre and is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Wuppertal, as well as by Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal.

Wundertal is a project of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, [terrain] and the Pina Bausch Zentrum.


Wuppertal / Sonnborner Straße / Opernhaus Wuppertal



Conception: Boris Charmatz

The procect

The theatre by the Wupper that used to be the city’s main Schauspielhaus will become the Pina Bausch Centre. The new centre aims to be more than just a place of conservation where a great artistic oeuvre of international standing is cultivated. It will knit together recollection, experimentation, creativity, knowledge transfer, reflection and participation. A new extension will be built as part of the renovation of the Schauspielhaus, for which an architectural competition has been announced.