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Monday, September 11, 2017

In Context: Café Müller/The Rite of Spring



In 1984, Tanztheater Wuppertal made its New York debut at BAM, performing what would become the two most iconic works of Pina Bausch’s extraordinary repertoire. More than three decades later, the company returns with a landmark restaging of that historic double bill. Context is everything, so get closer to the production through our series of curated links, videos, and articles. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #PinaBausch.

Program Notes

Featured Collection
Pina Bausch (Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive)
Browse richly detailed entries on all of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch's BAM productions, plus a selection of photos, artifacts, and ephemera from the BAM Hamm Archives.

Article
Pina, Dark & Light (BAM blog)
A look at the evolution of Pina Bausch’s repertory—from dark and literally earthbound to light and air- and water-suffused.

Article
Interviews with three Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch dancers, from three distinct phases of the company’s 44-year history.

Illustration
A Portrait of Pina in 35 Objects (BAM blog)
Illustrator Nate Gelgud pays tribute to iconic objects from past Pina productions.

Article
Pina Bausch, in her own words (BAM blog)
A selection of the choreographer's thoughts and influences that informed her work, mined from remarks and interviews.

Article
The Power of Pina Bausch (Evening Standard)
What is is about the late choreographer that inspires such admiration? The Evening Standard asks the devotees.

Watch & Listen

Video
Wim Wenders on Pina Bausch (YouTube)
At a screening at BAM Rose Cinemas in 2012, director Wim Wenders reflects on how he came to make PINA, the difficulties of capturing dance on film, and more.

Now your turn...

How did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #PinaBausch.

1 comment:

  1. Powerful and emotional dance. The choreography may be more than 30 years old but it is original, profound and new. Performance and staging are fantastic. Rite of Spring is full of beauty and real fear and anxiety.

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