1980 – a piece by Pina Bausch
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Sadler's Wells Theatre
7-16 February, 2014
by Judith Cruickshank
copyright 2014 by Judith Cruickshank
1980” was the first piece that Pina Bausch showed in London; not her first appearance though. She made a largely unremarked debut as both dancer and choreographer some years previously when in charge of the Essen-based Folkwang company. But when the Wuppertal company came to Sadler's Wells in 1982 it was an immediate hit and not only with the dance audience. Actors, directors, designers packed the theatre and several who are now famous names in British theatre joined the group working to bring the company back again.