Pina Bausch shaped the work of Tanztheater Wuppertal for 36 years, creating 44 pieces in a style and voice all her own. Her perspective was completely unfamiliar, empowering the dancers to take on characters that also spoke, sang and cried, conveying a full range of theatrical emotions. Bausch’s oeuvre not only influenced dancers and choreographers, but also theatre by often breaking the fourth wall during performances. Created by Bausch in 1989, Palermo Palermo is a post-war view of the Italian city as only Bausch can see it — beautiful and squalid, dangerous and ancient. The work transforms the everyday into the absurd as the audience is immediately taken on a dark journey rich with fractured relationships, beauty and surreal humor.
DISCLAIMER: This engagement contains nudity and mature content. This is recommended for patrons 13+.
April 17, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
April 18, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.