The inability to help new

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in Africa and indeed the world. Despite a recent military coup, it is the venue for a dance festival that allows guests to gain deep insights into the mentalities of the African dance scene. On stage, people argue, dance, and forge new partnerships. Europe has funded this festival – so that it may approach the scene on an equal footing.

Ein Blick in die Küche von

A look into the kitchen

Excitingly researched reports and a sensual encounter with the art of dance in richly illustrated stories with depth: These are the ingredients for a culinary journey around the world to meet new people and cultures, their conflicts and their arts.

worldmap – The 2023 chronicle

Ten new issues have been published since the last Chronicle 2022. They are always about dance and what it does in this world. You could report on this in small bites. Or prepare a fresh culinary meal.


Jo and Pina – Chapters of changes

After Josephine Endicott left Australia in 1973, she did not imagine she would make her whole career in another country. Sadly, that talented young girl was soon forgotten in her country until she appeared in several of Pina Bausch’s pieces in Tanztheater Wuppertal’s first Australian tour in 1982. Over the next fifty years she spent all but six years in Pina’s life.

Josephine Endicott


Australian dancer Josephine Ann Endicott is one of the treasurers of Pina Bausch’s legacy. And she is a great storyteller. Fifty years of Tanztheater Wuppertal leave no trace on anyone. Humour is the least it takes to be celebrated now with the …


Dance in the heart of the periphery

We are in Western Pommerania: Will it be possible in a country whose coastline belongs entirely to tourists in the summer to create a year-round dance culture worthy of the name?

Harrell Trajal

In front of mirrors

Trajal Harrell from New York works like an explorer. Just as Alexander von Humboldt once explored various cultures across the globe, Harrell seeks out the dances of modernity – voguing, Butoh, Black America. The world is now rewarding him for his endeavors with monographic shows and world tours.


Lazgi landscapes and the alphabet of algorithms

Honestly, why does theatre always convince me only when something really happens, when the real world shines into the theatre and it surpasses my own experience?


mining landscapes, Milos 2023

Inoue Yachiyo V ist ein Lebender Nationalschatz Japans und die fünfte Nachfolgerin der in Kyoto verwurzelten Tanzschule Inoue

Stepping out of Time

A geisha, or a geiko as they are known in Kyoto, is in her own right an outstanding artist and custodian of Japan’s courtly culture. In order to acquire all the necessary skills to become a great practitioner of the classical repertoire, the aspiring geisha needs to undergo a lengthy apprenticeship at a school at which Inoue Yachiyo V is teacher. A consummate performer, Yachyo V has steered her school of Kyomai through all the perils of modernity.