Loulé | Palácio Gama Lobo

duration: 180min

age rating m/12

free admittance

tribute to Pina Bausch

Meeting with Raphaëlle Delaunay former dancer of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and screenings of "The Rite of Spring" from Pina Bausch and  "Pina" from Wim Wenders

this is a small homage to one of the greatest choreographers and dancers of the 20th century, which includes a talk with Raphaëlle Delaunay, one of her former dancers, and the presentation of the videos “The Rite of Spring” and “Pina” (Wim Wenders, 2011), remarkable pieces on the work of this choreographer.

Also part of this cycle are the presentation of “La Sagración de La Primavera” by choreographer Roger Bernat and “Debout!” a solo by Raphaëlle Delaunay.

meeting with...

Raphaëlle Delaunay France

former dancer of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch


Loulé | Palácio Gama Lobo

15h30 | m/12 | 45min | free admittance


Graduate from the Royal School of Dance in London, Raphaëlle Delaunay became part of the Paris Opera’s “Corps de Ballet".On the invitation of Pina Bausch, she joined the Tanztheater Wuppertal where in particular she took part in revivals of Café Muller, The Rite of Spring, Kontakthof and the creation of: Mazurka Fogo, O Dido, Wiesenland, and Barbe-Bleue . She has danced with the Nederlands Dans Theater, under the direction of Jirí Kylián, with the Peeping Tom collective in Le Jardin, or with Alain Platel in Wolf. She has also performed for Alain Buffard, Pascal Rambert, Anne Théron, Richard Siegal, Bernardo Montet, Laurent Chétouane, Jérôme Bel as well as Boris Charmatz, with whom she has worked on numerous projects. As a choreographer, she founded her own company Traces, developing a language influenced by Afro-American and urban dance.

the rite of spring

video screening (30 minutes)

There are myths in the history of dance and the creation of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring by Diaghilev's Russian Ballets is one of them. Just before the First World War, the creation performed in 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris was a resounding scandal that marked the beginning of 20th century modern dance. Because the scandal was so rousing, Nijinsky's choreography almost fell into oblivion and became, wrongly, secondary. Stravinsky's music, on the other hand, became famous and was performed by other famous choreographers, among them Martha Graham and Maurice Béjart. In 1975, in Wuppertal, Pina Bausch also took this challenge.


The difference between Pina Bausch and the previous choreographers was that she took her dancers to the edge of exhaustion. She dressed them with almost nothing, with black soil sticking to their skin, she brought them to the point where it starts to hurt. A unique document about the beginnings of Pina Bausch, an authentic recording of one of the most significant choreographies of the 20th century.


The Rite of Spring (1975) A piece by Pina Bausch Music by Igor Stravinsky Directed and choreographed by Pina Bausch Set and costume design by Rolf Borzik Collaboration with Hans Pop



video screening (Wim Wenders - Germany)


The work of the German modern-dance pioneer Pina Bausch leap off the screen in this exuberant tribute by Wim Wenders. This documentary film is a remarkable visual experience and a vivid representation of Bausch’s art, enacted by a group of staggeringly talented dancers from her company, the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Pina is an adventurous work of cinema that highlights the bold legacy of one of the world’s true creative visionaries.

written, directed & produced by Wim Wenders production Neue Road Movies co-production Eurowide Film Production, ZDF, ZDF Theaterkanal e Arte in association with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, L’Arche

Editeur, Pina Bausch Foudation e Pictorion Das Werk supported by Filmstiftung Nrw Dfff Ffa Medienboard Berlin – Brandenburg Bkm e CNC coreography Pina Bausch photography director Hélène Louvart e Jörg

Widmer editingToni Froschhammer arts consultants Dominique Mercy e Robert Sturm art director Peter Pabst original score Thom Hanreich associated producer Heiner Bastian, Stefan Rüll, Stephan Mallmann, Dr.Mohammad Zahoor co-producers Claudie Ossard e Chris Bolzli executive producer Jeremy Thomas 2010, Alemanha/França, 100, Digital 3D