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Le Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (Allemagne-France, 1974-2016) : les vertus de l’ailleurs : une géoesthétique de la réception

Abstract : The Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s œuvre – 44 plays and one movie created between 1974 and 2009 – has been known worldwide since the 1980s. In her early years, however, the choreographer’s artistic recognition was not assured. The corpus is based on French and German press archives, video archives of the plays and oral archives, testimonies of company’s and the public’s members.Following an aesthetics of reception, this study aims to objectify the expectations’ systems of the public and to contextualize the aesthetic experiences in front of Pina Bausch’s performances. Whether successful or not, expectations and experiences shape the work’s reception. From one city to another, the collective emotion differs. From there on, the company’s circulation appears as an entry to study the reception. A first reflection focuses on the stages of the work’s recognition between Germany and France. A second one questions the importance of Tanztheater Wuppertal’s travels abroad. A third reflection explains how international touring and the company’s diversity have given Wuppertal its central status in the world of dancing through the notion of symbolic place (haut lieu).By questioning the influence of geographical factors on the dance, the study apprehends a geoaesthetics going from the gap to the rapprochement of the French and German public under the effect of interculturality and the growing notoriety of the artist. Hence, this geoaesthetics of reception attempts to contribute to a history of a artistic notoriety.Keywords: Pina Bausch, Tanztheater, dance, reception, geoaesthetics, circulation, notoriety, symbolic place, haut lieu, Wuppertal
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Marion Fournier. Le Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (Allemagne-France, 1974-2016) : les vertus de l’ailleurs : une géoesthétique de la réception. Art et histoire de l'art. Université de Lorraine, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021LORR0216⟩. ⟨tel-03605537⟩



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