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Vollmond (Full Moon)

Sep 29—Oct 9, 2010
RUN TIME: 2hrs 30min with intermission
September 2010
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Wednesday September 29, 2010
Performances no longer available.

US Premiere

A piece by Pina Bausch
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

“Her explosively emotional and intensely theatrical productions were adored by audiences around the globe…Wuppertal became shorthand for a certain kind of questing, intellectual dance.”
—The Times (UK)

Legendary dance-theater pioneer Pina Bausch (1940-2009) was as deeply invested in the beauty and ferocity of nature as she was in the body's limitless capacity for expression, standing alone in her ability to transform the stage into a garden of earthly torments and delights. Like the primal forces she stunningly harnessed for more than three decades, her work endures, unabated.

This season, Bausch's splendid company Tanztheater Wuppertal (Bamboo Blues, 2008 Next Wave; Nefés, 2006 Next Wave) returns to BAM with the arresting Vollmond (Full Moon). The work shimmers-literally-as water runs in manic rivulets over a giant rock, rushes across the stage, and rains down, drenching the dancers. A study in Bausch's unparalleled mix of abandon and supreme control, Vollmond is at once urgent, athletic, and sensual-channeling the unrelenting energy of its maker.

Directed and choreographed by Pina Bausch
Set design by Peter Pabst
Costume design by Marion Cito
Musical collaboration Matthias Burkert and Andreas Eisenschneider