Right off of their summer engagement with visitng Cuban company, Danzabierta (see my review from that show here), Hedwig Dances has been bitten by the "international travel and collaboration bug" again! Marking Hedwig's third trip to Havana, Cuba, Jan Bartoszek, Founder and Artistic Director of Hedwig Dances, along with expert guides Ellen Kamerling and Joanna Pinsky of Art Encounter will lead the People-to-People tour through Havana in March. Shortly following their beautiful artistic adventure in Cuba, Bartoszek, joined by her patrons (YOU could be one of them), makes her way to Germany for the premiere of the Touch Tour GERMANY from May 16 to May 25, 2014.
Germany, known as the birthplace of dance-theater and hailed as the creative home for artists like Pina Bausch and Sasha Waltz, is the most ideal place to immerse oneself in post-modern contemporary dance-theater. Exciting highlights of this once in a lifetime trip include participation in Pina40, the 40th anniversary celebration of the legendary Pina Bausch, a visit to her company Tanztheater Wuppertal (still maintained in her artistic memory by company members), and a viewing of the Sasha Waltz production of Purcell's baroque Opera, Dido and Aeneas.
Beginning in Berlin, one of Europe's most exciting cities for modern dance, participants on this Touch Tour will be treated like VIPs as they visit visual artists in their homes and experience world class museums throughout the city.
Culminating the tour, travelers will arrive in Wuppertal to participate in the momentous Tanztheater Wuppertal's Pina40 celebration, attending a live performance of Pina Bausch's iconic dance, Viktor. Additionally in Wuppertal, travelers will have the amazing opportunity to mingle with former Bausch dancers and collaborators in a private tour.
These many incredible experiences await you on the Touch Tour GERMAY, 2014 with Hedwig Dances. Deadline for registration is November 8, 2013. For more information and an itinerary for the trip, visit Hedwigdances.com or contact Jan Bartoszek, Founder and Artistic Director by calling 773.871.0872 or emailing Hedwig@hedwigdances.com.
To view photos from my personal collection of my unforgettable trip to Havana, Cuba with a Hedwig Dances Touch Tour in January, 2012, click on the photo slideshow. To view the trailer for the 2011 film, Pina (and a sneak peek at some of the things you will experience on the tour), click the video link.