Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
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 1980's never before seen in the UK. Auf Dem Gerbirge Hat Man Ein Geschrei gehort is an engrossing production, set upon a soil-strewn stage and featuring music from Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Henry Purcell.
Ahnen, first performed in 1987, features a similiarly diverse score, and takes place in a thorny desert-scape, conceived by long time set designer Peter Pabst. During her 40 years of choreographing , Pina Bausch developed an artistic canon renowned for its diverse cultural influences and rich visual style. These two pieces capture Bausch at the height of her powers, remaining as fresh and exciting now as when they were first performed.
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(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.