ZEITSPRUNG is a community dance project initiated by Tanztheater Bielefeld. With 60 non-professionals, all related to Bielefeld’s University, Michael Loehr and Antje Rose examined the different ways of how people deal with mortality and farewell. In this context, the question of how we cope with death was at least as important as how we live our lives.

Photos of ZEITPSRUNG – SCHWANENGESANG by Lioba Schöneck

Ein Segen für die Stadt, dass es dieses Projekt gibt.

Neue Westfälische


Choreography: Michael Loehr, Antje Rose

Music: Marc Ribot, Henry Torgue & Serge Houppin, André Rieu, James Blake, Markus Rohde, The Hollywood Persuaders, Sankt Otten, Einstürzende Neubauten, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Fritz Kalkbrenner

Costume Design: Lorraine Goehring

Performers: Students, tutors & staff members of Bielefeld University

Created for and produced by Theater Bielefeld. Co-produced by Bielefeld University‘s Centre of Aesthetics. With support of the state of Northrhine-Westphalia. With additional support by Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft.

Performance History

Theaterlabor im Tor 6, Bielefeld, Germany

times performed in 2011