La Suite

The production will be shown from September 29 (premiere) to October 1 at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf.

“What would happen if the story continued?“

Why deal with a 20th century – masterpiece of dance? How to transform knowledge, experience and memories of an aesthetic event? And what remains of a postmodern classic?
By developing the production “La Suite“, choreographer Fabien Prioville will face his own past and the work with Pina Bausch for the very last time. “La Suite“ is based on a continuation of the story of Pina Bausch’s piece “Café Müller“ (1978). It throws a glance back into the past as well as into one’s own artistic future.

Fabien Prioville brings together internationally acclaimed dancers (Bayerisches Staatsballett, DV8) as well as leading figures in jazz, and puts them in a room similar to Pina Bausch’s “Café Müller“. Almost 40 years have passed since its world premiere; “La Suite“ does not look back, does not want to restage “Café Müller“. It rather continues telling the stories of its six characters, and it does so by placing them inside of an artificial concert.

Choreograpy: Fabien Prioville
Performance: Iker Arrue, Pascal Merighi, Fabien Prioville, Vivien Wood, Zuzana Zahradnikova
Vocal performance: Emma Bonnici
Music: Chris Cutler, Tim Hodgkinson, Nikola Kodjabashia
Light Design: Tobias Heide
Dramaturgy: Dr. Marc Wagenbach
Production manager: Judith Wilhelm
Management: Alexandra Schmidt
Photo: Mischa Lorenz

A production by fabien prioville dance company. Subsidized by Kunststiftung NRW, the Pina Bausch Foundation, the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf, the Ministry of Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports NRW and the Cultural Office of the City of Wuppertal. In cooperation with tanzhaus nrw.