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Pina Bausch is one of the most significant choreographers of the 21st century. After setting up her company in 1973, she created 42 pieces in a career spanning 36 years before her untimely death in 2009. She left behind a peerless legacy of having popularised a renewed brand of dance theatre around the world, continuing to inspire choreographers in every discipline of dance.

Archive listings for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Work type: Dance or ballet.

New Piece II - Alan Lucien ?yen - T01154642748

22 Feb 19 to 25 Feb 19Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L01119517521

New Piece I - Dimitris Papaioannou - T1675246595

UK Premiere. The unmistakable style of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch was forged over decades performing Pina Bausch's huge catalogue of extraordinary work. Following the choreographer's death in 2009, the company are now ready to embark on the expansion of this hallowed repertoire. In an exchange of firsts, New Piece I marks the creation of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch's first full-length work by a guest choreographer, while also being the first work that Greek choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou has created outside of his own company. Trained as a visual artist, the author of over 40 comic books, and the creative director of the 2004 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Athens, Papaionannou's work is renowned for its dream-like atmosphere, inhabited by a circus of contorted and absurd creatures.
14 Feb 19 to 17 Feb 19Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L01786683574

Viktor - T01003376948

In 1986, the city of Rome invited Pina Bausch and her company to make a piece inspired by the Eternal City. Viktor turned out to be the first of Pina Bausch's epic travelogues, a series which took her company around the world for inspiration-gathering residencies. Deep in the muddy depths of a grave which is still being dug, a corpse couple are united in a macabre marriage and a woman is transformed into a water fountain. Viktor is set to music which spans centuries and continents: folk music from Italy, waltzes from Russia and dance music from the Middle Ages to the 1930s.
8 Feb 18 to 11 Feb 18Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L78920663

Masurca Fogo - T139280619

The endlessly inventive genius, Pina Bausch, created Masurca Fogo, an absurd and delightful work which takes on the subject of desire and the desperate, achingly human need for love, treated to Pina Bausch's tongue-firmly-in-cheek wit. Dancers fling themselves down water slides, breathe into microphones, feed watermelon to a live chicken, and cram into a crowded beach hut for a party, but always with "Bausch's sharp mudlarker's eye for social ritual" (The Guardian).
9 Feb 17 to 12 Feb 17Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L579350738

...como el musguito on la picdra, ay si, si, si...(Like moos on a stone) - T01039957425

Renowned as the inventor of tanztheater, and widely regarded as one of the most significant influences in modern dance, Pina Bausch inspired generations of audiences and artists before her untimely death in 2009. Featuring the haunting music of Chilean composers including the theatre director, playwright, poet, singer songwriter and political activist Victor Jara, this piece draws from the country's popular music, its politics and culture. Created with her 21-strong company while touring Northern and Southern Chile, como el musguito... is the last work completed by the choreographer before her death.Producer Sadler's Wells International Associate Company. Producer Festival International de Teatro Santiago a Mil in Chile (with support from the Goethe-Instituts Chile and in cooperation with Andres Neumann International).
11 Feb 16 to 14 Feb 16Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L1693719110

Ahnen - T1017459293

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch present the second piece in their annual season which celebrates the choreographic genius of Bausch as the company continue to perform her 46 works all around the world. The 1987 piece Ahnen (a deliberately ambiguous title, meaning either 'ancestors' or 'foreboding') has been revived by the company after a decade's absence in the repertory. Featuring a stage filled with enormous cacti, Ahnen contains what is typical of Bausch's theatrical universe, and is about "love, loss, longing and desire, and the eradicable human will to survive all" (New York Times). During her 40 years of choreographing, Pina Bausch developed an artistic canon renowned for its diverse cultural influences and imaginative scenography. One of Bausch's most visually striking pieces, Ahnen has never before been performed in the UK. UK Premiere. Running time: 2hrs 50mins. (including one 20min interval)
23 Apr 15 to 26 Apr 15Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L172192076

Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei gehort - T1305646446

Beginning her work as a choreographer in 1968, Pina Bausch is the inventor of tanztheater as it is known today. During 40 years as Artistic Director of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, she nurtured an ensemble of vivid imagination and grand scale. Since her untimely death in 2009, the company has continued to tour her 46 choreographic works around the world. For this visit, the company perform two pieces from the 1980s never before seen in the UK. The first, Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei geh?rt (On the Mountain A Cry Was Heard) is an engrossing production, set upon a soil-strewn stage and featuring music from Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Henry Purcell. Gebirge touches upon common themes found in Bausch's work: love, power, and the idiosyncratic nature of human relationships, creating a piece that is in turns sometimes delightful, and sometimes dark and powerful. During her 40 years of choreographing, Pina Bausch developed an artistic canon renowned for its diverse cultural influences and rich visual style. Auf dem Gebirge hat man ein Geschrei geh?rt captures Bausch at the height of her powers, remaining as fresh and exciting now as when it was first performed in 1984. Running time: 2hrs 25mins (including one 20min interval). UK Premiere.
15 Apr 15 to 18 Apr 15Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L01621937087

Sweet Mango - T01132326871

The relationships between women and men - seduction, happiness and misery, physical and mental fragility - are explored in the inimitable style of the great Pina Bausch. In each life-affirming scene dancers tell stories, flirt, fight, decry, seduce and abandon each other. Revelling in life's inherent humour, Pina Bausch's unique concept of dance theatre creates beautiful, ambiguous imagery that mixes glamour and movement with a raft of recurring props - from water and fruit to chairs and dirt - creating ever-changing visual collages that balance on a knife-edge between reality and surrealism. One of her final works, Sweet Mambo is an exciting combination of solos and ensemble dances, gentle gestures and sumptuous costumes as dreams, sorrows and anecdotes unfold. Running time: 2hrs 30mins approx.Director Pina Bausch. Choreographer Pina Bausch. Design Peter Pabst. Costume Marion Cito.
23 Aug 14 to 25 Aug 14Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V602
listing details L578741315

1980 - A Piece of Pina - T300569540

In its 40th anniversary season, Tanztheater Wuppertal return to Sadler's Wells to perform one of her most acclaimed works from the early part of her career: 1980, A Piece by Pina Bausch. Rarely performed, the piece was created following the death of her professional and romantic partner Ralf Borzik, who played a key role in the forming of the visual style of Tanztheater. Featuring an astoundingly diverse score including works by Beethoven, Debussy, Elgar and Brahms, it is a wistful elegy, dealing with nostalgia, childhood, life and death.
7 Feb 14 to 16 Feb 14Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L941672367

Vollmond (Full Moon) - T1310259963

Two Cigarettes in the Dark (1985) looks at the monotony of life, whilst in Vollmond (Full Moon) from 2006 which was featured in Wim Wenders film Pina, Bausch creates a completely unique world for the dancers on stage. The striking visuals of Bausch's productions are ever-present in these works, with long-time collaborators Peter Pabst and Marion Cito's breathtaking sets and costumes. Running time: 2hrs 25mins (including one 20min intervalDirector Pina Bausch. Choreographer Pina Bausch. Design Peter Pabst. Design Rolf Borzik. Costume Rolf Borzik. Costume Marion Cito. Performer Pablo Aran Gimeno. Performer Rainer Behr. Performer Silvia Farias Heredia. Performer Ditta Miranda Jasifi. Performer Dominique Mercy. Performer Nazareth Panadero. Performer Helena Pikon. Performer Jorge Puerta Armenta. Performer Azusa Seyama. Performer Julie anne Stanzak. Performer Michael Strecker. Performer Fernando Suels Mendoza.
22 Feb 13 to 25 Feb 13Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L375827746

Two Cigarettes in the Dark - T0528215514

Two Cigarettes in the Dark (1985) looks at the monotony of life, whilst in Vollmond (Full Moon) from 2006 which was featured in Wim Wenders film Pina, Bausch creates a completely unique world for the dancers on stage. The striking visuals of Bausch's productions are ever-present in these works, with long-time collaborators Peter Pabst and Marion Cito's breathtaking sets and costumes. Running time: 2hrs 35mins (inclu. one 20min interval). Contains some nudity.
14 Feb 13 to 16 Feb 13Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L01163620647

Iphigenie auf Tauris - T2091830789

One of the most influential choreographers of our time, Pina Bausch has inspired generations of audiences and artists with an impact that is hard to overestimate. Her death in 2009 leaves a legacy that will be felt for generations to come. Her company Tanztheater Wuppertal returns to Sadler's Wells with Iphigenie auf Tauris, based on Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera. First created in 1974 and very rarely performed, Iphigenie comes to London for the first time. Regarded by many as Gluck's masterpiece, Iphigenie fuses dance, music, chorus and solo arias into a dramatic whole. Gluck conceived the work as Greek tragedy, dealing with the most profound and intense emotions. Run time: 2hrsDesign Jurgen Dreier. Costume Jurgen Dreier. Choreographer Pina Bausch. Musical Director Jan Michael Horstmann. Performer Ruth Amarante. Performer Clementine Deluy. Performer Pablo Aran Gimeno. Performer Fernando Suels Mendoza. Performer Damiano Ottavio Bigi. Performer Chrystel Guillebeaud. Performer Ditta Miranda Jesjfi. Performer Nayoung Kim. Performer Thusnelda Mercy. Performer Meritxell Checa Esteban. Performer Cristiana Morganti. Performer Azusa Seyama. Performer Julie Anne Stanzak. Performer Aida Vainieri. Performer Anna Wehsarg. Performer Tsai-Chin Yu. Performer Andrey Berezin. Performer Jorge Puerta Armenta. Performer Aida Vainieri. Performer Daphnis Kokkinos. Performer Michael Stecker. Performer Ales Cucek. Performer Chrystel Guillebeaud. Performer Eddie Martinez. Performer Franko Schmidt. Performer Azusa Seyama.
27 Oct 10 to 31 Oct 10Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224
listing details L501297014

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