Performing Arts - Dance | April 25 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
A towering wall crashes to rubble on the stage. Dancers make their way through the remains of a crumbling city in stiletto high heels. Six pianists hammer out Tchaikovsky on upright pianos while men and women exploit and are exploited. In Palermo Palermo, the late Pina Bauschs 1989 work, the acclaimed dance-theater pioneer observedthrough a series of vignettes by turns somber and surrealthe daily rituals of a people capable of both resonant beauty and chilling brutality. Bauschs influential Tanztheater Wuppertal, which first appeared at Cal Performances in the US premiere of her Nur Du (Only You) in 1996, returns to Berkeley for the first time since 2011.
$38–$110 (prices subject to change)