Taylor Drury, Emma Barrowman in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Palermo Palermo

2023-02-16 20:00 2023-02-18 22:35 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30553

In-person event

The long-awaited return to the NAC of the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch! An iconic work in the company’s repertoire, Palermo Palermo paints a spellbinding, impressionistic fresco, a mesmerizing stage depiction of a humanity that seems larger than life. The drama opens with the collapse of a massive brick wall—a stunning visual that evokes the fall of the Berlin Wall— forcing the dancers to deal with this broken environment in a series of struggles and triumphs....

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 16 - 18, 2023
8:00 pm
Taylor Drury, Emma Barrowman in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Tsai-Wei Tien in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Ensemble in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Christopher Tandy, Maria Giovanna Delle Donne, Jonathan Fredrickson in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Andrey Berezin in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Ophelia Young in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Ensemble in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Ensemble in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Oleg Stepanov in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Emma Barrowman in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Eddie Martinez in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Dance Contemporary
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 2 hours 35 minutes · With intermission
  • Partial nudity
  • Mature themes
  • Sexual content
  • Smoke machine
  • Gunshots

The long-awaited return to the NAC of the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch!

An iconic work in the company’s repertoire, Palermo Palermo paints a spellbinding, impressionistic fresco, a mesmerizing stage depiction of a humanity that seems larger than life.

The drama opens with the collapse of a massive brick wall—a stunning visual that evokes the fall of the Berlin Wall— forcing the dancers to deal with this broken environment in a series of struggles and triumphs. Inspired by Bausch’s trip to Palermo, Sicily, in 1989, this epic is as much about revealing the various moods of that city as probing those of its people, exposing the fragility and complexity of the human psyche.

Supported by a strong team of designers and performers, Palermo Palermo stands out as a landmark creation by the great Pina Bausch, the innovator of dance theatre and one of the leading choreographers of our time.

As always, Bausch’s work impresses with the power of its poetic images and the coherence of its monumental universe. Palermo Palermo is signature Bausch: demanding, caustic, sublime.

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video: Palermo Palermo by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Palermo Palermo by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Taylor Drury, Emma Barrowman in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Tsai-Wei Tien in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Ensemble in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Christopher Tandy, Maria Giovanna Delle Donne, Jonathan Fredrickson in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Andrey Berezin in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Ophelia Young in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Ensemble in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Ensemble in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Oleg Stepanov in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Emma Barrowman in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
Eddie Martinez in Palermo Palermo © Oliver Look
  • Director and choreographer Pina Bausch
  • Artistic director Boris Charmatz
  • Set Design Peter Pabst
  • Costumes Marion Cito
  • Musical Collaboration Matthias Burkert
  • Music Edvard Grieg, Niccolo Paganini, traditional music from Sicily, southern Italy, Africa, Japan and Scotland, Renaissance music, Blues and Jazz from the USA
  • Featuring With Dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
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