News: The many interpretations of Pina Bausch
As the World Cities 2012 Season draws to a close Sarah Crompton reflects on the sheer length, breadth and depth of work presented by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch at Sadler’s Wells and Barbican.
“I do not think each work in this season at Sadler’s Wells and the Barbican has been of equal merit, but I have found every one utterly fascinating, thought-provoking and worth every second of its immense running time.”
“The thing I value in Bausch is her ability to make an image that can be interpreted in many ways”Read the full article in, Telegraph, 2 July 2012
Judith Mackrell discusses how and why Bausch’s work divides opinion,
“Fans of Bausch’s surreal, epic dance theatre see a whole world reflected in the dreamlike fragments of human behaviour she puts on stage; in her ability to play with dark cruelties alongside images of hallucinatory magic.”
“But this season her choreography has aroused equally powerful negatives.”
“Dissenting voices also claimed the unique concentration of this London season has exposed flaws in Bausch’s work.”
Read the full article in, Guardian, 8 July.12
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