Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Masurca Fogo

9 - 12 Feb

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

 

The endlessly inventive genius, Pina Bausch, created Masurca Fogo, an absurd and delightful work which takes on the subject of desire and the desperate, achingly human need for love, treated to Pina Bausch’s tongue-firmly-in-cheek wit. Dancers fling themselves down water slides, breathe into microphones, feed watermelon to a live chicken, and cram into a crowded beach hut for a party, but always with “Bausch’s sharp mudlarker’s eye for social ritual” (The Guardian).

Set to a soundtrack that features a gloriously eclectic mix of k.d. lang, the Balanescu Quartet’s reinvention of German electronic band Kraftwerk, and traditional African and Portuguese music, Masurca Fogo is an upbeat piece of dance theatre with all of Pina Bausch’s trademark ingenuity on display.

4

“A hot collage of anguish and joy”

The Guardian

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R