Category Archives: Pina Bausch

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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Viktor (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Sadler’s Wells, London, 6 June 2012

Oh Dominique, you are entertaining Set in a quarry, Viktor is the first of ten Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch shows to be presented in the World Cities 2012 series. Created in 1986 after an invited stay in Rome the piece … Continue reading

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Der Fensterputzer – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Opernhaus Wuppertal, 4 November 2012

Bish Bash Bausch Based on a brief stay by the dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal in Hong Kong Pina Bausch’s Der Fensterputzer (The Window Washer) is quite something to behold. There’s no narrative, or even much dancing truth be told, just … Continue reading

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