Sadler’s Wells presents the UK premiere of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – Bluebeard
For the first time in 25 years, the early masterpiece by Pina Bausch is being revived by the company after a long absence from their repertoire. The piece will make its UK premiere at London's Sadler’s Wells and is a must-see for any dance fans. Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – Bluebeard tickets are sure to be in high demand for the extremely limited engagement that will begin 12 February 2020 and come to an end 15 February 2020.
Pina Bausch’s Bluebeard
From shades of reds, oranges and browns, crispy autumnal leaves cover the stage, upon which stands a man who insistently plays a tape recording of Bela Bartok’s short opera about Bluebeard and his prying wife, Judith. He plays it again and again! This new restaging sees dancers return to a world that sees men and women clashing, along with taboos and transgressions.
The long-awaited for restaging will be led by Helena Pikon and Barbara Kaufmann. Helena was brought into the company personally by Bausch. The show will also see two original cast members, Jan Minarik and Beatrice Libonati, return.
Who is Pina Bausch?
Pina Bausch, also known as Philippine Bausch, was a huge influence in modern dance having developed the style Tanztheater, from which she went on to create her dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. The company continues her legacy and continue to perform worldwide. She was a hugely successful dancer and choreographer, who trained at the iconic Juilliard School in New York. It was in the 70’s when she created her company and her influential years began when she was just in her 30’s. Her most renown shows are Café Muller (1985) and The Rite of Spring (1975). Bausch received numerous awards and honours over her illustrious career, including an Olivier Award and the Kyoto Prize. She has also received such honours as having her works staged in the preceding of the Olympic Games 2012.