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Dance, Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, Danzon, December 2 & 3, 2011, This performance is funded in part by The Goethe Institut, Tonight's performance is made possible, in part, by the Centennial Campaign's Creative Venture Fund through a gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation


Only a handful of dance makers have transformed the cultural landscape, and perhaps none was as influential and controversial as German choreographer Pina Bausch —"the undisputed Queen of European dance theater" (The Times, London)—who left an indelible mark on the artistic world before her death in 2009. Her famed company returns with Danzón, Bausch's funny, bittersweet meditation on humanity's trek through 20th-century life, named for the lively and passionate Cuban dance form. Filled with Bausch's trademark blend of movement, speech, song, and astonishing visual images, Danzón cheerfully explores our life trajectory at its best and worst, from carefree childhood through playful sexual awakening to the inevitable transitions to adulthood and death.

Program Notes

Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance. Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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Fri, Dec 2, 8 pm
Sat, Dec 3, 8 pm
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Venue: Zellerbach Hall

Price: Tickets start at $30

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