Nac Dance With Cathy Levy

Adolphe Binder, Intendant and Artistic Director, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch



Cathy Levy, Executive Producer of Dance at Canada’s National Arts Centre, chats with Adolphe Binder, the new Artistic Director of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, on the eve of the company’s NAC presentation of Pina’s iconic Café Müller and The Rite of Spring. Adolphe describes her introduction to the world of dance and her past involvement with a number of prestigious German opera houses, publishers and special events, including Hannover’s EXPO2000 and, most recently, Gotenburg Danskompani. The opportunity to lead Tanztheater Wuppertal was entirely unexpected and a huge mantle to take on given Pina’s legacy and gigantic body of work. Adolphe took on the challenge with the assistance of company members and supporters. Her 2017-2018 season for Tanztheater Wuppertal, includes several works by Pina Bausch and two commissioned works by Dimitris Papaioannou and Alan Lucien Øyen.