Reviews for 1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch

  1. Tanzttheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch '1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch'. Photo Ulli Weiss

    Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - 1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch - Sadler's Wells

    Josephine Leask, Monday 10 February 2014 — Performance: 7 - 16 February 2014

    Childhood, its celebration and loss is a theme of '1980 – A Piece by Pina Bausch' and it triggers waves of nostalgia... Continue Reading

  2. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - 1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Neil Norman, Express, Friday 14 February 2014Performance 7 - 16 February 2014

    The drifting elegance, the palpable sense of ennui recalls the detached, opaque atmosphere of Resnais’ Last Year in Marienbad. The humorous antics and words owe a debt to the Surrealists. But the whole is emphatically Bausch…  

  3. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - 1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review Sarah Frater, Stage, Monday 10 February 2014Performance 7 - 16 February 2014

    And 1980 is almost certainly ‘about’ childhood. This being Bausch, the theme is only hinted at, but the games, playfulness, and terrors of children are all there, as is the acknowledgement that they are carried into adulthood. A powerful performance.  

  4. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - 1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard, Monday 10 February 2014Performance 7 - 16 February 2014

    At more than three-and-a-half hours, it’s a bit of an endurance test. There’s a cracking two-hour show hidden in here but with Pina that’s not the point. After all, life is not tightly edited, you have to take the lows with the highs.  

  5. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - 1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Zoe Anderson, Independent, Monday 10 February 2014Performance 7 - 16 February 2014

    Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the company is full of dancers who spent decades with Bausch, who died in 2009. They’re a team of powerful personalities.  

  6. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - 1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Gerald Dowler, Financial Times, Monday 10 February 2014Performance 7 - 16 February 2014

    How you react to ‘1980’ (and indeed to Bausch’s work in general) will be determined by how you feel about the eloquence of the commonplace, the profoundness of the mundane.  

  7. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - 1980 - A Piece by Pina Bausch - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 4Judith Mackrell, Guardian, Sunday 9 February 2014Performance 7 - 16 February 2014

    However bizarre and dysfunctional their stage behaviour, they can unite a theatre into complete unguarded intimacy. The human condition may be unfathomable and unpredictable, but Bausch and her company beguile us into believing that we’re all in it together.  

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