• Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

    Nelken Line - Dance workshop

    Anik Bissonnette
    19 Sep 2020
  • Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

    Nelken Line - Dance workshop

    Anik Bissonnette
    19 Sep 2020
  • Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

    Nelken Line - Dance workshop

    Anik Bissonnette
    19 Sep 2020

Nelken Line - Workshop

  • Germany
  • Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

    Nelken Line - Dance workshop

    Anik Bissonnette
In collaboration with
Goethe-Institut Montréal
Length – 30 min. Venue – Online
19 September 2020 - 13 h 00

Attend a virtual workshop and learn the Nelken Line.

Anik Bissonnette, Artistic Director of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, will teach you the Nelken Line!

This simple movement sequence is accessible to everyone, professional or amateur, dance connoisseur or just curious about the discipline, young or old. And the result will be surprising!

The Nelken Line is a mythical dance sequence by the great German choreographer Pina Bausch, excerpted from her work Nelken. Four simple gestures—set to West End Blues by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five—evoke the changing of the seasons.

The dance workshop, specially designed for non-professionals, will be offered online via the Zoom platform.

The Nelken Line Project

In 2017, in a bid to perpetuate the legacy of the founder of dance-theatre, the Pina Bausch Foundation launched the Nelken Line Project, which has since brought together thousands of dance lovers around the world. The concept is simple: through a tutorial, participants learn a movement sequence from Bausch’s iconic work Nelken, then gather to dance it together in a public space. The performance is filmed and the video is sent to the foundation, which archives and distributes it, creating a moving international community that collectively shares in dancing the profound humanity of Pina Bausch.

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Share your Nelken Line video

  1. Participate in the dance workshop led by Anik Bissonnette and/or rehearse the movements using the “Learn – The Nelken Line” instructional video.
  2. Practise to the original West End Blues by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five.
  3. Film your routine with your cellphone or camera (lanscape format)
  4. Send us your video via WeTransfer to reseauxsociaux@dansedanse.ca before September 27, 2020 (it is not necessary to create a WeTransfer account).

By sending us your video, you agree that it may be incorporated into a video montage produced by Danse Danse and released by different partners (Danse Danse, Goethe-Institut Montréal, Pina Bausch Foundation).




  • Anik Bissonnette

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    Anik Bissonnette

    As principal dancer of Montréal’s Grands Ballets Canadiens for close to 18 years, Anik Bissonnette distinguished herself both at home and abroad, receiving critical acclaim for her classical technique as well as her great musical sensibility. Her career has been marked by significant distinctions, including the titles of Officer of the Order of Canada (1995) and Knight of the National Order of Québec (1996). She was awa...

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