Our Programme
Overview, April – September 2014


Sat 26.04.14 - Wed 30.04.14

PINA40 – 40 years Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, jubilee season 2013/2014 in Wuppertal, Dusseldorf, Essen Direction: Ulli Stepan, Robert Sturm Advisor: Peter Pabst Executive director Dirk Hesse Organisers: The State of North Rhine-Westphalia, City of Wuppertal, NRW state capital Dusseldorf, City of Essen more ...
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PINA40 40 years Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Sat 26.04.14 20:00 h

From road movies and documentaries to film essays and literary adaptations, the multi-award winning film director and photographer, Wim Wenders is internationally acclaimed for his atmospherically dense and striking film imagery. Wenders breakthrough came in 1973 with the road movie Alice in the Cities (Alice in den Städten) which traces a journey from the USA via Wuppertal to the Ruhr District where he was later to film PINA, his vivid cinematic monument to Pina Bausch which received the German Film Prize in 2011 and was nominated for an Oscar in 2012. more ...
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PINA40 40 years Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Tue 29.04.14 20:00 h

Wed 30.04.14 20:00 h

Dance / Performance
The Flemish director and artist Jan Lauwers is one of the major innovators of European theatre. His productions for the Needcompany have been shown at leading venues and festivals worldwide such as the Burgtheater in Vienna, the Salzburg Festival or the Ruhrtriennale festival. Lauwers background as a visual artist has been decisive in his handling of the medium of theatre and has led to a highly individual and in many ways pioneering theatrical idiom.  more ...


Fri 09.05.14 20:00 h

Sat 10.05.14 20:00 h

Based on the award winning 1986 novel by Hungarian writer Ágota Kristóf, Forced Entertainment’s production The Notebook tells the story of two brothers evacuated to the countryside during World War Two, to stay at their impoverished grandmother’s farm. more ...


Sat 17.05.14 - Sat 17.05.14

›FIDENA‹ is a platform for daring, subversive puppet theatre productions at the interface between the visual and performing arts. Following PACT Zollverein’s first collaboration with ›FIDENA‹ in 2008, the festival returns this year with two productions focusing on the relationship between movement, figure and space: ›Gobo.Digital Glossary‹ by the Russian collective AKHE and ›Pulling Strings‹ a performance by Eva Meyer-Keller developed in part in residency at PACT Zollverein.   more ...
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Sat 17.05.14 19:00 h

Sat 17.05.14 22:00 h

In her production ›Pulling Strings‹ first presented last year at PACT Zollverein and now returning as part of the programme of the puppet theatre festival FIDENA, artist Eva Meyer-Keller quite literally takes the strings into her own hands: Against a musical backdrop of well known compositions including Prokofiev’s ›Romeo and Juliet‹ or Strawinsky’s ›Sacre du Printemps‹, an eclectic cast of commonplace and normally unseen theater objects such as gaffer tape, extension cables, microphones, a bucket, tea bags, or a broom all begin to devel more ...
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Sat 17.05.14 20:30 h

The multi-prize winning theatre group, AKHE, bursts with unequivocal chaotic Russian temperament onto the stage. In ›Gobo‹, created in seventeen short vignettes in different genres from performance to cinema to shadow play, the avant-garde absurdists from St. Petersburg conjure up a stream of explosively expressive, bizarre happenings each framed in ironic relation to heroes and the remnants leftovers of heroism in each of us.   more ...

Fri 23.05.14 20:00 h

Sat 24.05.14 20:00 h

Dance / Performance
»How can I digest the many influences and traces that shaped me as a person and artist? How can a body unfold quantum genealogies and unrealised histories?« Meg Stuart more ...


Thu 05.06.14 20:00 h

Fri 06.06.14 20:00 h

Two different evening length programmes revealing the breadth of work of a new generation of artists: P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) headed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and founded in 1995, is considered one of the most important and instigative training centres for dance and performance in Europe. PACT Zollverein enjoys a long term collaborative relationship with the Brussels-based training centre and has been a partner in the DÈPARTS network for over ten years.  more ...

Sat 28.06.14 19:00 h

Setting the entire Metropolis Ruhr alight, Extraschicht (Night of Industrial Culture) is a special programme of cultural events put on once a year at former industrial landmarks. This year PACT Zollverein plays host to the New Orleans Jazz Band ›The Marmadukes‹ and the funky rap crossover group ›Schneider Hip Hop Band‹. more ...


Thu 03.07.14 19:00 h

Exchange for students in Essen / Marseille and Kyoto
Following previous editions produced with collaborating institutions from the USA (2009) and Turkey (2011), the third edition of  Feldstärke International - the transnational variant of PACT Zollverein’s Feldstärke regional programme initiated in 2009 - takes place in 2014 in cooperation with the transdisciplinary creative centre ›Montévidéo‹ in Marseille and the Kyoto Arts Center. more ...


Thu 04.09.14 20:00 h

Fri 05.09.14 20:00 h

Sat 06.09.14 20:00 h

Theatre / Performance
After the great success of last year’s durational performance ›Laughing Hole‹, which thrilled critics and audience alike, choreographer and visual artist La Ribot returns to PACT Zollverein in 2014 with her long awaited production presenting the German premiere of ›El triunfo de la libertad‹ in the framework of the Ruhrtriennale.   more ...


Thu 25.09.14 20:00 h

Fri 26.09.14 20:00 h

Sat 27.09.14 19:00 h

›MONUMENT 0‹ is the first part of a series that engages with the relationship between choreography and history. From today’s perspective, Salamon looks back over 100 years of dance, art, and world history that she interprets as a global history of war. more ...
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