Lutz Förster

Recorded at Jacob's Pillow: 
July 19, 2003

Though Pina Bausch herself danced at Jacob's Pillow in 1968 (an appearance which was photographed but not filmed), her choreography was not seen at the Pillow until Lutz Förster shared it with the students of the Contemporary Traditions Program in 2003. It is the student presentation on the Inside/Out stage that's seen here, highlighted by Förster's performance of a work that Bausch had created on him just the year before. Once described as a cross between Fred Astaire and David Bowie, Förster began dancing with Bausch in 1975 and he created roles in some of her most important masterworks. He spent significant creative periods in New York, most notably as both a dancer and associate director of the Limón Dance Company in the 1980s. But he always came back to his home company, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and he was named as director of the company in 2013.

Dance Title: For the Children of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Choreography: Pina Bausch (2002)
Music:: Caetano Veloso