Dominique Mercy

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Dominique Mercy, left of Pina Bausch, Paris in 2009

Dominique Mercy (born 1950)[1] is a French contemporary dancer. He has been a member, since 1974,[1] of the Tanztheater Wuppertal company of Pina Bausch as well as a choreographer in his own right.

Biography[edit]

Dominique Mercy received his education in classical dance. After a stay in the United States, he met Pina Bausch (1940-2009) in 1972. She invited him to join her recently created contemporary dance company in Germany, with which he has remained since 1974.

He co-created some of the dance corps choreography and pieces. He became one of the most famous contemporary dancer and received a Bessie Award in 2002 for his performance in Masurca Fogo.

Together with Bausch's assistant Robert Sturm, he was elected unanimously by the ensemble in place of Pina Bausch in October 2009.[2]

Major Choreographies[edit]

As interpreter[edit]

As choreographer[edit]

  • Pina Bausch assistant for a major part of the creations since 1974.
  • 2000: Ça ira mieux demain written for Guesch Patti

Documentary film[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alan Riding: Bausch works her magic in Paris, New York Times, June 17, 2005
  2. ^ Late German dance legend Bausch's successors named, AFP, October 12, 2009