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Dance

Swings between violence and comedy: Pina Bausch's Kontakthof, at Sadler's Wells, reviewed

26 February 2022

9:00 AM

26 February 2022

9:00 AM

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Kontakthof; Acosta Danza: 100% Cuban; NDT2

Sadler’s Wells

When you take in the richness of a Pina Bausch production — the redolent staging, the eloquent, eccentric twists of the choreography — it’s everything and it’s something. Kontakthof, created in 1978, sounds the bell of hopeful passes and freighted expectations, centuries of hearts on the line, desperate to elude solitude.

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