Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Palermo Palermo

Performing Arts - Dance | April 25 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

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 Bausch’s 1989 work, the acclaimed dance-theater pioneer observed—through a series of vignettes by turns somber and surreal—the daily rituals of a people capable of both resonant beauty and chilling brutality. Bausch’s 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.

 All Audiences

 All Audiences

 $38–$110 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org


Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performs Palermo Palermo Friday–Sunday, April 24–26, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.