Category Archives: World Cities 2012

Wiesenland (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Sadler’s Wells, London, 9 July 2012

Lovely, simply lovely After thirty-four days of wonder, mayhem and delight, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s World Cities 2012 finally called a halt at the rather amorous Budapest. As a conclusion to a series Wiesenland was understated, lacking much of Bausch’s … Continue reading

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Palermo Palermo (World Cities 2012) – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Sadler’s Wells, London, 2 July 2012

Jump, jump, jump. And he did From the moment the show opened with the concrete breeze block wall crashing to the floor, Palermo Palermo was always on the verge of being out of control. Women tottered in their heels over … Continue reading

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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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