Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Bluebeard. While Listening to a Tape Recording of Béla Bartók’s “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle”

12 - 15 February 2020

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Never before performed in the UK, Pina Bausch’s early masterpiece is now being revived by her company after an absence from their repertoire of over 25 years.

On a stage covered with the crunch of autumnal leaves, a man compulsively plays and replays a tape recording of Béla Bartók’s short opera about Bluebeard and his relentlessly inquisitive wife, Judith.

In a new restaging led by Helena Pikon and Barbara Kaufmann, the original cast member Jan Minarik and Beatrice Libonati, the dancers return to this clashing world of men and women, taboos and transgressions.

"[Pina Bausch] continually exposes a raw nerve"

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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