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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – Iphigenie Auf Tauris

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First created in 1974 and very rarely performed, Iphigenie Auf Tauris comes to London for the first time. Read More >

Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal returns to Sadler’s Wells with Iphigenie Auf Tauris, based on Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera.

First created in 1974 and very rarely performed, Iphigenie Auf Tauris comes to London for the first time.

Regarded by many as Gluck’s masterpiece, Iphigenie Auf Tauris fuses dance, music, chorus and solo arias into a dramatic whole. Gluck conceived the work as Greek tragedy, dealing with the most profound and intense emotions.

Bausch’s staging of Iphigenie Auf Tauris uses her full company to convey the drama of the opera, with the singers ranged at either side of the stage. The grandeur and purity of the score is conveyed through dance images of beauty and power; this is Bausch’s choreography at its most harmonious and lyrical.

One of the most influential choreographers of our time, Bausch has inspired generations of audiences and artists with an impact that is hard to overestimate. Her death in 2009 left a legacy that will be felt for generations to come.

Theatregoers younger than five will not be admitted to Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – Iphigenie Auf Tauris.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 27/10/2010

Closing Night: 31/10/2010

Running time: 2h

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