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Friday, October 21, 2022 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 22, 2022 8:00 PM // Power Center

The Rite of Spring /
common ground[s]

Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables of Senegal

Photo Credit: Maarten Vanden Abeele
 

“How would you dance, if you knew you were going to die?”

The late choreographer Pina Bausch asked her dancers this question in 1975, when she created her vision of The Rite of Spring, where a young woman is sacrificed so spring can arrive. Her pioneering work, one of the first that established her iconic approach to dance theater, is now being danced by a newly assembled company of dancers from more than a dozen African countries. Rite is paired with a new work created, performed, and inspired by the lives of two remarkable women: Germaine Acogny, the founder of the Senegalese company École des Sables who is widely considered “the mother of contemporary African dance,” and Malou Airuado, who performed leading roles in many of Bausch’s early works as a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This poetic and tender antidote to Rite, common ground[s], reflects their shared histories and emotional experiences.

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The Rite of Spring /
common ground[s]

Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables of Senegal

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Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2

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10/21/22 8:00 PM
10/22/22 8:00 PM

Power Center

The Rite of Spring /
common ground[s]

Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables of Senegal

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2
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“How would you dance, if you knew you were going to die?”

The late choreographer Pina Bausch asked her dancers this question in 1975, when she created her vision of The Rite of Spring, where a young woman is sacrificed so spring can arrive. Her pioneering work, one of the first that established her iconic approach to dance theater, is now being danced by a newly assembled company of dancers from more than a dozen African countries. Rite is paired with a new work created, performed, and inspired by the lives of two remarkable women: Germaine Acogny, the founder of the Senegalese company École des Sables who is widely considered “the mother of contemporary African dance,” and Malou Airuado, who performed leading roles in many of Bausch’s early works as a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. This poetic and tender antidote to Rite, common ground[s], reflects their shared histories and emotional experiences.

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The Rite of Spring /
common ground[s]

Pina Bausch Foundation and École des Sables of Senegal

Power Center
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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