In light of recent events, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch has cancelled its North American tour that includes its Los Angeles engagement at The Music Center, April 17-19, 2020. While we regret this unfortunate circumstance, The Music Center and CAP UCLA understands and supports this decision because we must place the health and safety of our patrons, staff, artists, visitors and supporters before anything else. Ticket holders will be receiving further information via email, mail and phone. You can also visit the following page for more information.
“I’m not interested in how people move, but what moves them.” —Pina Bausch
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 theater 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.