“Nelken” stage

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Aug 29 2021

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Category: Europe, Netherlands

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Carnations, thousands of them, growing on the stage of “Nelken”, the ballet by Pina Bausch. Since its premiere in 1982 it has been performed by Tanztheater Wuppertal numerous times all over the world. I saw it twice in Amsterdam, in 1995 and then again in 2016. Meanwhile Pina Bausch had died but her ballets live on.

Nelken, “a bouquet of dances, an ode to the beauty of dancing bodies”, in a field of 8000 carnations.

Photo of the week: “Nelken” stage, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Netherlands 2016

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