Ulli Weiss / OnP

Dates / Prix

Palais Garnier - First performance on 1 September 2014 - 7:30PM

Ticket rates : 10€, 12€, 25€, 45€, 70€, 95€, 110€
1 Sep 10€, 12€, 22€, 40€, 63€, 85€, 99€
5, 6 Sep 10€, 12€, 27€, 49€, 77€, 104€, 121€

Running time : 2H31 with one interval

September 2014
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Fermer

Guest company
Tanztheater Wuppertal
Pina Bausch
Presentation

The Tanztheater Wuppertal, which has just celebrated its fortieth anniversary, returns to the stage of the Palais Garnier with Two Cigarettes in the Dark. First performed in 1985 and inspired by the title of a Bing Crosby song evoking solitude and the loss of a loved one, this piece is an example of the “dance theatre” so characteristic of Pina Bausch’s work. In a box-like set of pristine white conceived by Peter Pabst, the dancers interact, crossing paths and following on from each other in violent and burlesque sequences, thus attempting to fill the emptiness of their existences. Situated between tragedy and derision, suffering and hope, the tableaux dovetail into each other, revealing the complexity of the relationships between men and women and the contradictions of human nature. A rare and incisive piece, Two Cigarettes in the Dark raises questions about the theatre of life.

Lutz Foerster Artistic director
Dirk Hesse Directeur administratif
TWO CIGARETTES IN THE DARK
by Pina Bausch
Claudio Monteverdi / Ludwig Van Beethoven / Maurice Ravel / Hugo Wolf / Henry Purcell / Ben Webster / Musique de la Renaissance… Musics
Pina Bausch Choreography and staging (1985)
Peter Pabst Sets
Marion Cito Costumes
Matthias Burkert Collaboration musicale
PERFORMANCE RIGHTS : L’ARCHE ÉDITEUR, PARIS
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