Pina Bausch
SEASON PERFORMANCE
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center in association with CAP UCLA Presents
Tanztheater Wuppertal
Pina Bausch
Palermo Palermo
Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 7:30PM
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

On Sale Dates for Individual Tickets:
CAP Members: Wed, Jul 10
Renewing Subscribers: Thu, Jul 11
CAP Enews Presale: Fri, Jul 12
General Public and UCLA faculty and staff: Mon, Jul 15
UCLA students: Mon, Sep 23

“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.

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