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Kontakthof is a place where people meet who are searching for contact. To show yourself, to deny yourself. With fears. Desire. Disappointments. Desperation. First experiences. First attempts. Tenderness and what arises from it was an important theme in the work. Another, for example, was circus. Showing part of yourself, to overcome oneself. Kontakthof was performed for the first time in 1978 in Wuppertal. Afterwards in many other countries. My wish, to see this piece, this theme Shown by Ladies and Gentlemen with more life experience grew even with time stronger. So I found the courage to give Kontakthof to elderly people over 65. People from Wuppertal. Neither actors. Nor dancers. Kontakthof was first seen in London as part of bite02. The show now returns in a poignant pairing with its counterpart created eight years later; it is the same choreographic work but performed by Teenagers. This is a rare opportunity to see both of these pieces side by side. The Kontakthof season at the Barbican is performed in memory of Pina Bausch (27 July 1940 - 30 June 2009) Running time: 180mins inclu. interval. Seniors: Apr10 1,3,4 at 19:15. Juniors: Apr10 2 at 19:15, Apr10 3,4 14:00Choreographer Pina Bausch.
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