Freelance Dancer, Choreographer & Teacher
Australian-born dancer Paul White has been living in Germany since 2011. Until 2017 he was employed by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, as the first dancer to join the company after Bausch’s death performing in over 20 of her works, including dancing the main male-role in her Frühlings Opfer (Le Sacre du Printemps).
Since 1998 Paul’s career has involved performing and collaborating with companies including; Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, DV8 Physical Theatre, Familie Flöz, Tanja Liedtke, Nigel Jamieson, Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, and The Queensland Ballet Company.
Paul is the Honorary Patron of Tanzrauschen, a dance-film society founded in Wuppertal, and is a founding member of the Free Arts Scene Society, Wuppertal. He is the recipient of multiple national and international awards for his performance and choreographic work.
In 2019 Paul created works at the University of Limerick (Ireland), and Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (Frankfurt am Main), and begun to co-direct a new production for Familie Flöz (Berlin, Germany). Paul presented his work Cella in Dance Massive (Melbourne, Australia), and presented workshops in Germany, Russia, and Sweden.
This discussion will explore how we experience processes of transmission in dance by receiving and passing on movement through dance repertoire and what other elements of the human experience we encounter in those exchanges. Both Finola Cronin and Paul White have embodied Pina Bausch’s creative oeuvre but not at the same time and through different lenses. […]