Café Müller / The Rite of Spring
Dance, Theatre 17 – 20 Mar
Discover why the great Pina Bausch (1940–2009) inspires such devotion when her legendary company comes to New Zealand for the first time.
Her work has the scale of grand opera and the dream-quality of Fellini's filmsThe Independent
Le Grand Continental®
Spectacular, Dance 26 Feb
A 30-minute dance spectacular performed by 150 volunteers aged between 10 and 75. Afterward, the crowd will be asked to join in for a giant freestyle dance party.
Pina: A Film for Pina Bausch
Film, Dance 10 Nov
With camerawork “as sublime as the performances” (Time Out), Wim Wenders takes you on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery onto the stage with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch dance theatre company.
Dancing Dreams: In the Footsteps of Pina Bausch
Film, Dance 28 Feb
A delightful study of amateurs giving their all, this documentary follows 40 students from high schools across Wuppertal as they prepare for a public performance of a Pina Bausch dance work.
And the Ship Sails On
Film, Dance 06 Mar
Pina Bausch plays one of the passengers on a luxury liner shortly before WWI. From its bravura opening, in which sepia-tinted silent movie footage slowly acquires colour and sound, the film is a tour de force.
Talk to Her
Film, Dance 13 Mar
Pina Bausch appears as herself performing in Café Müller in Pedro Almodóvar’s typically unrestrained comedy-drama of obsession, moral jeopardy and sexual transgression.
Speed of Light
Dance 26 – 28 Feb
These three contemporary dance classics showcase the energy, precision and charisma of the Royal New Zealand Ballet under the artistic leadership of Francesco Ventriglia.
Complexity of Belonging
Dance, Theatre 11 – 13 Mar
A daring and darkly humorous exploration of identity in the age of social media from two of dance and theatre’s most unflinching makers.
The Kiss Inside
Dance 04 – 05 Mar
Douglas Wright has dug deeply into the human psyche and returned with a visual poem full of provocative images and exquisite movement — all to a soundtrack combining classical Sufi music, Patti Smith and JS Bach.
Do I Belong Here?
Artist Talk, Theatre 10 Mar
Chunky Move’s brilliant Complexity of Belonging explores identity inthe age of social media. Join Anouk van Dijk and some of the cast to discuss their extraordinary work.