Only a handful of dance makers have transformed the cultural landscape, and perhaps none was as influential and controversial as German choreographer Pina Bausch —"the undisputed Queen of European dance theater" (The Times, London)—who left an indelible mark on the artistic world before her death in 2009. Her famed company returns with Danzón, Bausch's funny, bittersweet meditation on humanity's trek through 20th-century life, named for the lively and passionate Cuban dance form. Filled with Bausch's trademark blend of movement, speech, song, and astonishing visual images, Danzón cheerfully explores our life trajectory at its best and worst, from carefree childhood through playful sexual awakening to the inevitable transitions to adulthood and death.
Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance. Program notes are available online. [PDF]
Parking may be a problem on campus for the Saturday performance due to a Cal Women's Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.
Venue: Zellerbach Hall
Price: Tickets start at $30
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