Australian born Paul White, one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded dance artists, moved to Berlin in early 2011. Until 2017, he was employed by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, as the first dancer to join the company after Bausch’s death. Paul only appears now as a guest in Bausch’s works and has returned to life as a freelance artist in Berlin.
His more than twenty-year long career as a performer and artistic collaborator has included working with companies and directors; Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre), Familie Floez, Stadtsoper Berlin, Tanja Liedtke and foundation, Nigel Jamieson and Garry Stewart (Australian Dance Theatre), Chunky Move, Narelle Benjamin, Kristina Chan, Martin Del Amo, Danzahoy.
Paul is a Patron of Tanzrauschen e.V a dance-on-film society and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his performance and choreographic work.
In recent years, Paul worked as Assistant Choreographer to Meryl Tankard for Cinderella on Leipzig Oper Ballet, and toured The Oracle to dance festivals around the world. He has performed the multi-award winning Anatomy of an Afternoon (Martin del Amo & Paul White) in the Sydney Festival at the Sydney Opera House and London Southbank Centre. In 2017 he premiered a new work Cella (Narelle Benjamin & Paul White) in Colours International Festival, Stuttgart presented also at the 2018 Sydney and 2019 Dance Massive Melbourne festival. In the last years
Paul has managed a number of initiatives for the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in Germany, offered dance and theatre training in professional and tertiary institutions worldwide and was a co-leader of the Wisdom Unlimited Course by Landmark Worldwide, an international personal and professional growth, training, and development company. He is an core-member of Tanzrauschen e.V. and was part of the team to create Letters from Wuppertal a series of short dance-films, and directed Wicked Woods a youth dance film project working with skater/skooter/bmx riders from a local community hall.
Paul attempts to focus on living as an artist; valuing one’s participation in the daily living of life as an opportunity to experience artistry versus valuing product and recognition. Do no harm. Make a difference. Being grateful to be one of countless torchbearers for the Arts, a sacred practice over thousands and thousands of years.