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35 | #BettinaWagnerBergelt - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

On our first episode kicking off World Dance month your co-hosts YeaJean and Reyna interview Bettina Wagner-Bergelt the Intendant and Artistic Director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. In this episode we go behind the screen and talk about Bettina’s career negotiating abstract dance and contemporary storytelling, the meaning and process of Pina Bausch’s courageous, innovative, and provocative artistry, and what we can learn from the Coronavirus and social distancing.


[0:30] Reyna and YeaJean introduce Bettina


[1:49]YeaJean asks: “Can you briefly walk us through your career path and how you ended up at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch?”

[10:33]Reyna asks: “Can you share with us what it’s like in your role now?”

[10:33]Reyna asks: “Can you share with us what it’s like in your role now?”

[18:38]YeaJean asks: “How has the Coronavirus affected your company?”

[23:27]Reyna asks: “How do you think that has affected you creatively?”

[26:16]Reyna asks: “It sounds like a globally diverse group?”

[31:42]YeaJean asks: “Do you have any advice for dance companies or artistic directors dealing with coronavirus?”

[35:50]Reyna asks: “How do you see people using social media?”

[40:00] YeaJean asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

  • Literature

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • “Romeo and Juliet by John Cranko”

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • Yes

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram

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