Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Nefes (2003, Istanbul, Turkey)
Nefés resulted from Pina Bausch’s travels to Turkey. It features a simple set, allowing a focus on key images – the flowing manes of hair the women toss recklessly, a pond of water and the spectacular choreographic video projection. The piece climaxes in a moment of outstanding beauty with the whole company coming on stage.
The month-long season of international co-productions 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.
For Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: World Cities 2012 Sadler’s Wells has, in association with Cultural Industry and the Barbican, with thanks to Wuppertal, North Rhine Westphalia and Arts Council England, commissioned the first ever continuous season of productions by the late Pina Bausch and her company.
Running from 6 June to 9 July 2012, the season features 10 international co-productions exploring 10 global locations; India, Brazil, Palermo, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Budapest, Istanbul, Santiago de Chile, Rome and Japan. UK Premiere. A co-production with the International Theatre Festival Istanbul and the Istanbul Foundation for Arts and Culture.