Monthly Archives: June 2012

Agua (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: The Barbican, London, 29 June 2012

Chin Chin A real tale of two halves emerges from São Paulo in this edition of World Cities 2012. Pre-interval the pace of Agua was akin to a smooth and silky bossa nova whereas post-interval it wound up a gear … Continue reading

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Nefes (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Sadler’s Wells, London, 24 June 2012

They cook so well, it’s unbelievable Istanbul has turned in the best of World Cities 2012 so far. Tinged with melancholy and littered with excellent music Nefés was full of the most incredible imagery: A line of abstracted women are … Continue reading

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Bamboo Blues (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: The Barbican, London, 22 June 2012

Nice to meet you I don’t know why it’s called Bamboo Blues, it all seemed perfectly pleasant to me. On show were plenty of cosy ways to tuck into bed with someone, a man literally jumping through hoops to kiss … Continue reading

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Der Fensterputzer (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Sadler’s Wells, London, 19 June 2012

I love this music, it so beautiful Apart from the sandpaper-voiced Mechthild Großmann who was having devastatingly sad problems with her lack of domestic exercises, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch seemed a happier bunch in Hong Kong than in some of … Continue reading

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Ten Chi (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: The Barbican, London, 16 June 2012

Do you know what goes best with champagne? In the pre-show gloom what looks like a giant toadstool on the stage turns out to be the tail of a fluking whale. Looking forlorn as she stands alone, Ditta Miranda Jasjfi … Continue reading

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…como el musguito en la piedra, ay si, si, si… (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Sadler’s Wells, 13 June 2012

Learning to live in the moment Another day, another city. This time Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch whisked us off to a very barren-looking Santiago de Chile. Apart from a floor that occasionally cracked open without reference and a couple of … Continue reading

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Nur Du (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: The Barbican, 9 June 2012

C’est bon Springing from a few weeks spent in Los Angeles in 1996, Nur Du is the second of the World Cities 2012 shows. Certainly more cohesive than the first one, Viktor, Nur Du revels in a kind of childlike … Continue reading

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