Immersion dans Café Müller de Pina Bausch

  • Show
  • Dance

Boris Charmatz

France - Germany / Created in 2024

A different relationship to time and space as we delve into one of the most famous works by choreographer Pina Bausch: a laboratory-like performance that develops multiple readings of Café Müller. 

Rehearsals for Café Müller by Pina Bausch, 2023 © César Vayssié


The idea for Forever came to Boris Charmatz as he watched rehearsals for Café Müller. The new artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal wanted to convey the constantly renewed emotion of Pina Bausch’s mythical show, which seems to have begun before the audience arrives and to continue after they leave. He came up with this choreographic installation which spectators can come visit. For seven hours, twenty-five dancers take turn performing Café Müller, alternating with interludes—testimonies from authors and performers influenced by Pina Bausch’s work... This setup allows the audience to explore multiple perspectives, generating new insights and new sensations, like so many possible shows. Forever is endless: the dance goes on forever and ever. 

Una relación diferente con el espacio y con el tiempo para introducirnos en una de las obras más famosas de la coreógrafa Pina Bausch: un espectáculo a modo de laboratorio que desarrolla múltiples lecturas de Café Müller.  


With the Tanztheater Wuppertal Ensemble and guests: Dean Biosca, Naomi Brito, Emily Castelli, Boris Charmatz, Maria Giovanna Delle Donne, Taylor Drury, Çağdaş Ermiş, Julien Ferranti*, Letizia Galloni, Scott Jennings, Lucieny Kaabral, Simon Le Borgne, Reginald Lefebvre, Alexander López Guerra, Nicholas Losada, Blanca Noguerol Ramírez, Milan Nowoitnick Kampfer, Nazareth Panadero*, Héléna Pikon*, Jean Laurent Sasportes*, Azusa Seyama-Prioville, Michael Strecker, Christopher Tandy, Tsai-Wei Tien, Frank Willens, Tsai-Chin Yu 
Concept Boris Charmatz
Artistic collaboration Magali Caillet Gajan
Lighting Yves Godin
Changing room Florence Samain
Rehearsal direction Barbara Kaufmann, Héléna Pikon
Café Müller is a piece by Pina Bausch
Stage direction and choreography Pina Bausch
Set and costume design Rolf Borzik Music Henry Purcell
Performance rights Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt am Main, representing the Pina Bausch Foundation
Technical Direction Jörg Ramershoven
Stage Manager Dietrich Röder, Martin Winterscheidt
Lighting Manager Robin Diehl, Yves Godin
Sound Manager Andreas Eisenschneider, Karsten Fischer
Stage Manager Andreas Deutz
Costume Coordination Anke Wadsworth
Wardrobe Katherina Fröhlich, Renatus Matuschowitz
Physiotherapist Bernd Marszan

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Managing Director Daniel Siekhaus
Artistic Director Robert Sturm
Tour Planning and Direction Leonie Werner
Production Collaboration Julia Honer
Press, PR, Marketing Ursula Popp


Executive Direction Hélène Joly
Production Lucas Chardon, Briac Geffrault, Martina Hochmuth


Production Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch + Terrain
With the support of the City of Wuppertal, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, Ministère de la Culture Drac Hauts-de-France, Région Hauts-de-France, and for the 78th edition of the Festival d'Avignon: Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels

Practical infos




La matinale - 16 July

  • Café des idées
Malicho Vaca Valenzuela, Boris Charmatz, Krzysztof Warlikowski

Free entrance