Kontakthof - Ballet - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Pina Bausch

    Palais Garnier - from 02 to 31 December 2022

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Palais Garnier - from 02 to 31 December 2022


Ballet Pina Bausch

Palais Garnier - from 02 to 31 December 2022

2h55 with 1 interval

  • Opening night : 2 Dec. 2022


In few words:

In the wake of The Rite of Spring (1997) and Orpheus and Eurydice (2005), Kontakthof is Pina Bausch’s third piece to enter the repertoire of the Paris Opera Ballet. In it we find all the elements that characterise this German choreographer: love, angst, violence, desire, sadness and also considerable humour. In a set by Rolf Borzik – a large ballroom with grey walls – men in dark suits and women in satin dresses and stilettos meet, cross paths, confront and size each other up. The dance is interrupted by micro‑sequences: pauses over memories, snatches of life... This major work in Pina Bausch's danced theatre, created in Wuppertal in 1978 for twenty or so dancers, requires a strength of expressiveness that reveals the personalities of each performer.

  • Opening
  • First part 100 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 55 mn
  • End

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