December 8 – 16, 2006

Premiere US Premiere
Country of Origin Germany
Description Pina Bausch fell in love with Turkey in 2002, and out of that love has come Nefés, which her Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performed on as part of the 2006 Next Wave Festival. It is a dark piece, though Bausch’s sly humor and audacious visual imagination are in full play in this nearly three-hour modern-dance work. The fabled ancient city of Istanbul, gaudy and hectic, may have been the piece’s inspiration, but for all its humor, Nefés is imbued with a meditative sadness. (Its title is the Turkish word for “breath.”)    
Identifier 2006f.00847