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Pina Bausch

Sadler's Wells Theatre, 2012 Season

Who would imagine that the search for new dance audiences would result in a cascade of fairy tales and dramas at Sadler's Wells, the focus for hip eyes on culture? But it is so - The Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and a Hans Christian Andersen folk...

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DVD: Pina

The clips as you load the DVD show women in extremis - women tied to the end of a rope, women being assaulted by mass male groping, women dancing on pointe with bleeding chunks of meat stuffed into their ballet shoes. Pina Bausch’s commentaries on...

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Pina 3D/ Giselle 3D

Pina Bausch decided: “Words can’t do more than just evoke things - that’s where dance comes in.” Well, up to a point, Lord Copper. Only if they’re bad words and good dance - bad writhing instead of, say, Shakespeare’s words isn’t much of a swap. But...

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Iphigenie auf Tauris, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Sadler's Wells

Iphigenia is an abandoned child, almost murdered by her father, lost in bewilderment, captured and indoctrinated in an artificial existence. It hardly matters that her father was the legendary Greek hero Agamemnon, her mother the notorious...

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Kontakthof, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Barbican Theatre

A house of contact, a place to make contact - this bare, evocative title sits on one of Pina Bausch’s most appealing works, and also its most elastic. Brought this week to the Barbican posthumously, staged by her company on two amateur casts,...

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Pina on screen

Film of Pina Bausch’s dances is rare, but linked to the London performances by Tanztheater Wuppertal this week the Barbican centre is showing a season of films about her theatre as well as her working methods, capped by the famous 1985 film of Café...

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theartsdesk Q&A: Meeting Pina Bausch

This week the world-renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch arrives in London - for the first time, without its towering creator. Last summer the German choreographer died at the age of 68. The company intends to continue, despite the dodgy track...

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