By Nicole Strecker
HERE YOU WILL FIND THE VIDEO IMPRESSIONS
It will always be the piece where her absence and her presence are felt the strongest. “Café Müller” – developed in 1978 – in which Pina Bausch herself had danced until one year before her death. Since then it has always been shown together with “Frühlingsopfer” (Rite of Spring), a piece that premiered three years earlier. Intimate-individual dance theater and ecstatic-collective ritual dance. This current production of “Café Müller” seems to have put a softening veil on all of its grieving and loving performers. Beautiful – and lost in reverie. The archaic ensemble piece on the other hand has lost none of its brutal strength. Hence (as usual) standing ovations at the (as usual) sold out opera house.