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 Théâtre de la Ville
From 22 June to 8 July 2011
  • Wednesday 22 June 2011 - 20h30
  • Thursday 23 June 2011 - 20h30
  • Friday 24 June 2011 - 20h30
  • Saturday 25 June 2011 - 20h30
  • Monday 27 June 2011 - 20h30
  • Tuesday 28 June 2011 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 29 June 2011 - 20h30
  • Friday 1 July 2011 - 20h30
  • Saturday 2 July 2011 - 20h30
  • Sunday 3 July 2011 - 17h00
  • Tuesday 5 July 2011 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 6 July 2011 - 20h30
  • Thursday 7 July 2011 - 20h30
  • Friday 8 July 2011 - 20h30

length: 2H40

Pina Bausch Choreographer
Tanztheater Wuppertal Company

« ...como el musguito en la piedra, ay si, si, si... » (2009)  creation

["…like moss gathering on stone…]


Let life fly, the song says. Pina Bausch was a real expert and brought back from Chile the flavours of her last ultimate journey.

When a star disappears, the sky is no longer exactly the same. But it takes so much time for the light the stars give off to reach us that their brightness fortunately goes down in history. Thus, Pina Bausch no longer is. But this starry dancer and starrying choreographer has forever passed on to us a light which is dark and joyful in turn. Although she had taken up residence at her Tanztheater in Wuppertal, she was a traveller in intensity who managed to carry her nomadic aesthetic design elsewhere, dropping anchor in human landscapes whose  variety our planet Earth has cultivated. Chile was her last haven. There she composed « …como el musguito en la piedra, ay si, si, si… » ("… like moss gathering on stone… "), created at Wuppertal on June 12th 2009, a few days before she entered eternal rest. Yet, this ultimate work is hardly about rest and anxiety, even if Pina was not impervious - and that’s putting it mildly -  to the wounds we inflict on the Earth which gives us hospitality. In the middle of the show, a song by Victor Jara, who had his hands cut off by the Chilean dictatorship so he would no longer be able to make love to his guitar, gives life to the dancing sap which makess moss soft on the roughness of stone: Deja la vida volar (Let Life Fly). Thank you, Pina, for this extraordinary two hour and a half gift, something to sustain us on our trip to eternity.

Jean-Marc Adolphe


The Plaint of the Empress
a film by PINA BAUSCH
Monday the 4th of July 20:30

After the France's preview of pina a film in 3D by Wim Wenders, the Théâtre de la Ville is happy to present The Plaint of The Empress, on the occasion of the release of the DVD, l'Arche Editeur.
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directed and choreographed by
Pina Bausch
setting and video screening
Peter Pabst
Marion Cito
musical collaboration
Matthias Burkert, Andreas Eisenschneider
Marion Cito, Daphnis Kokkinos, Robert Sturm

setting assistant
Joanna Surowiec
costumes assistant
Svea Kossack

Cecilia, Congreso, Rodrigo Covacevich, Victor Jara, Magdalena Matthey, Mecánica Popular, Violeta Parra, Chico Trujillo, Mauricio Vivencio, The Alexander Balanescu Quartett, Bonobo, Cinematic Orchestra, Count Basic, Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald, Matthew Herbert, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Jean Pierre Magnet, Russel Mills, Daniel Melingo, Madeleine Peyroux, David Sylvian, Amon Tobin, Manuel Wandji, Bugge Wesseltoft, Alexander Zekke


Festival International de Teatro Santiago a Mil au Chili with the support of Goethe-Institut Chili.
in cooperation with Andres Neumann International.
Droits d´auteurs :  L`Arche Editeur, Paris
Premiere 12. Juni 2009

Pablo Aran Gimeno, Rainer Behr, Damiano Ottavio Bigi,Aleš Čuček, Clémentine Deluy, Silvia Farias Heredia, Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Nayoung Kim, Eddie Martinez, Dominique Mercy, Thusnelda Mercy, Morena Nascimento, Jorge Puerta Armenta, Azusa Seyama, Fernando Suels Mendoza, Anna Wehsarg, Tsai-Chin Yu


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