Рольф Борцик

Biography

Was born 1944 in Posnań, and died 1980 in Essen. He studied design at the Folkwang School in Essen where he first met dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. From 1973 until his untimely death he designed sets and costumes for the Tanztheater Wuppertal and had a decisive influence on its look. The spaces and clothes Borzik created were unusual; poetic yet closely related to the everyday. He continually played with natural elements (water, earth), and his costumes seemed lifted from daily life yet also elegant and opulent. His work opened up a whole new insight into dancing spaces and clothing, remaining influential for years after his death.
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