The Gropiuszimmer-Pavilion in Dresden turns into a Venue for a Dance Performance

After its premiere on the Weimar Theaterplatz during Democracy Week in April 2019 and a subsequent stopover on the campus of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the Gropiuszimmer-Pavilion is now moving to the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum in Dresden.


Impressions of the construction of the pavilion (photos: Julia Heinemann)

There it will become the setting for a performance by the Dresden dance company subsTANZ. The performance «heim@« deals with the reality of life in a mobile society which is constantly trying to adapt to new living spaces and interpersonal relationships. In the reconstruction of »Gropius Zimmer« room, a historical new housing concept thus becomes the theme.

Julia Heinemann, research associate at the Chair of Building Morphology of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and initiator of the project, commented as follows: »The pavilion is travelling further now, after having invited people in Weimar for several months during the Bauhaus anniversary year to experience a structurally and intellectually constructed symbol of the open spatial concept of the young Bauhaus and the open concept of democracy, and to stop for a moment, take it all in, have a think, exchange ideas and opinions, and then reflect on it all«. 

Afterwards the pavilion continues its journey down south...

Participants in the Gropiuszimmer Pavilion
Prof. Bernd Rudolf, Chair of Building Morphology at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism

Seminar leader: Julia Heinemann, students of architecture: Hannah Ernst, Raphael Witte, Juan Pablo Fernandez, Gerrit Müller-Scheeßel, Julian Pracht 

The pavilion is supported by: System 2040, Ingenieurbüro Heinemann, Stahlbau Müller and the Bauhaus100 fund 

Dates of the performance at the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum Dresden: