Premiere US Premiere
Country of Origin Germany
Description Bausch is the master experimenter who transformed BAM's opera house stage into a sea of mud, a carpet of carnations, and a brick-strewn, modern-day piazza. Now, with the American Premiere of Two Cigarettes in the Dark, the stage becomes a gigantic aquarium, sporting 150 live goldfish, set amidst the foliage of some 70 full-size trees. Pina Bausch and her renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal are back in what the German critics called her "lightest, funniest, and most emotionally satisfying work." Expect to bask in the vivid imagery and surreal humor that have established Pina Bausch as "one of the most brilliant of living choreographers" and "the indisputable star of neo-expressionist dance theater" The New York Times.