“I am trying to talk about the life that surrounds us, the existence for us. And the problem is that life cannot always be danced to traditional aesthetic forms,” the legendary German choreographer Pina Bausch once said to describe her views on art, dance and ultimately life. Bausch broke the boundaries between theater and dance, becoming a catalyst for the course of European dance.
Retracing her work, the Onassis Cultural Center (OCC) brings her penultimate work “Sweet Mambo” (2008) on its main stage November 3-6.
In “Sweet Mambo,” six women and three men appear and disappear in an evocative landscape consisting of an infinite forest of ethereal fabric. They communicate through desire and fear, laughter and pain, loneliness and tenderness.
The show is a production by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and carries the audience with the music of, among others, Barry Adamson, Rene Aubry, Brian Eno, Jun Miyake, Hazmat Modine, Portishead, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Tom Waits.
For tickets and bookings, go to the OCC’s webpage: www.sgt.gr/gre