Those in the know firmly believe Pina Bausch to have been one of the world’s greats in modern dance. Founded in the early nineteen-seventies in an unpretentious, undulating valley town known as Wuppertal, her new ideas influenced theatre, ballet and contemporary choreography.
In nearby Düssedorf, the Tanzhaus NRW reaches back to beginnings from the same period. A fascinating programme enthralls audiences throughout the season. And from Autumn to Spring in Neuss, international ensembles create incredible modern dance performances year after year at the Tanzwochen (Dance Weeks).
A truly international collection of contemporary dance performances at the Tanzhaus NRW play to enthusiastic audiences in Düsseldorf. Unique in the state capital and enjoying a high international reputation for its concept, it covers all aspects of modern dance.
A rather special place to experience opera is in the Aalto Music Theater in Essen. The architectural style of the interior conjures up a timeless aura, complementing the unfolding of scenes on the stage. Other locations to enjoy opera include the towns of Dortmund, Duisburg and Hagen.
Geust performance: Evita in English! The opera house in Dusseldorf is situated centrally backing on to the Hofgarten. With a tradition well over 100 years old, a lively, somewhat traditional repertoire is staged throughout the lengthy season. Besides German, performances can be experienced in French and Italian.