The importance of Bremen as an important address for the development of the German Dance Theatre
began in 1968 with the involvement of Johann Kresnik
to the Bremen Theatre. Here he spent more than ten years developing his politically committed choreographic theatre, which, with titles such as “Pigasus” or “Schwanensee AG”, aimed at radical social criticism. Further stations of Kresnik’s
work are Heidelberg, Berlin and Bonn.
In 1978 he was followed by Reinhild Hoffmann in Artistic Direction (in the first years together with Gerhard Bohner), who released some of her best work here with “Five Days, Five Nights”, “Wedding”, “Weed Garden”, “Kings and Queens”, “Callas” and “Foehn”. Hoffmann’splays are characterised by great pictorial power and stronger dance orientation.
After Hoffmann’s move to the Schauspielhaus Bochum in 1989, Kresnikreturned to Bremen for another five years. In 1994 Susanne Linke (until 1997) and Urs Dietrich jointly directed the ensemble and established their style based on reduction and precise composition.
Since the beginning of the 2012/2013 season, Michael Börgerding has been at the helm of the house as artistic director.
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Stage works / video clips:
Pictures of an exhibition
| G. Bohner, 1981
Callas | R. Hoffmann, 1983
The Things in My Hand
| G. Bohner, 1979
Family Dialogue | J. Kresnik, 1979
Föhn | R. Hoffmann, 1985
Persona | U. Dietrich, 2003
Ulrike Meinhof | J. Kresnik, 1990
Wendewut | J. Kresnik, 1993
Chor. Avant-garde: Urs Dietrich