Pina Bausch season for Cultural Olympiad

Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican Centre are collaborating for the first time to present an unprecedented season of 10 works by one of the most influential choreographers in dance, Pina Bausch.

A scene from Bamboo Blues - a co-production of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch with the Goethe Institutes in India.

A scene from Bamboo Blues - a co-production of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch with the Goethe Institutes in India.

The month-long season of international co-productions, to be performed by Tanztheater Wuppertal at Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican in summer 2012, marks a fitting celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic year’s global focus. Seven of the 10 works are UK premieres.
Running from 6th June to 9th July 2012, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: World Cities 2012 features 10 international co-productions exploring 10 global locations: India, Brazil, Palermo, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Budapest, Istanbul, Santiago de Chile, Rome and Japan.
Embarked upon by Bausch in 1986, the landmark series of international co-productions were created at the invitation of specific global cities. Living in each city for a period of time, her renowned multinational company would then return to Wuppertal in Germany to create a new work inspired by their visit; a choreographic travelogue deeply informed by its host location.
The 10 works will be presented as part of the London 2012 Festival; six works will show at Sadler’s Wells and four at the Barbican.
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: World Cities 2012 will run from 6th June to 9th July 2012 at Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican in London. Tickets go on sale on 9th May. Group incentives are dependent on the venue.

For more information,

see the listings page here.