Pina Bausch / Germaine Acogny & Malou Airaudo
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The Rite of Spring and common ground[s]

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Østre Gasværk Teater 25. May- 2. June 2022


"The most amazing, hormone reeking and gifted ballet I have ever seen."

– Børsen


"Cutting clean, the dance penetrated with its raw strength and vulnerability, which was Bausch's 'Sacre' created for Gasværk's naked grandiose space."

– Politiken

"The spectators at Østre Gasværk were carried away by fear and enthusiasm for Pina Bausch's legendary choreography."

– Information


"A both physically and mentally obsessive experience that remained in the spectator long after"

– CPHCulture


"A phenomenal performance that lives up to all of its reputation and buzz"

– Ungt Teaterblod


"A long-awaited reunion with Pina Bausch's eternal dance steps"

– Kulturkupeen


"An outstanding experience"

– Sceneblog


Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring and common ground[s] will return to Østre Gasværk Teater, May 27 - June 2, 2022. All the first performances tickets were torn away, but you now have another opportunity to witness the masterpiece by the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.

MAY 25, 7:30 PM

MAY 26, 7:30 PM

May 27, 7:30 PM
May 28, 5:00 PM
May 30, 7:30 PM
May 31, 7:30 PM
June 1, 7:30 PM
June 2, 7:30 PM

Duration: 1h30m

The idea of ‘exchange’ is central in this two-part programme which marks the first collaboration between the Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany), École des Sables (Senegal) and Sadler’s Wells (UK). 

Bausch’s (1975) The Rite of Spring is danced by a newly assembled company of dancers from African countries.

In this pioneering work, with music by Stravinsky, a ‘chosen one’ is sacrificed changing the season from winter to spring. 

common ground[s] is a new work created, performed and inspired by the lives of two remarkable women: Germaine Acogny, “the mother of contemporary African dance” and founder of École des Sables and Malou Airaudo who has performed leading roles in many of Bausch’s early works. This poetic and tender piece, the duo’s first collaboration, examines their shared histories and emotional experiences. 

Germaine Acogny and Malou Airaudo
common ground[s]


Choreography: Germaine Acogny, Malou Airaudo

Composer: Fabrice Bouillon LaForest

Costume Designer: Petra Leidner

Lighting Designer: Zeynep Kepekli

Dramaturg: Sophiatou Kossoko


Pina Bausch 

The Rite of Spring

Choreography: Pina Bausch

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Set design and costumes: Rolf Borzik

Collaboration: Hans Pop
World premiere: 3. December 1975, Wuppertal


Artistic Directors: Josephine Ann Endicott,

Jorge Puerta Armenta,

Clémentine Deluy.

Directors: Ditta Miranda Jasjfi og Çağdaş Ermiş, Barbara Kaufmann, Julie Shanahan, Kenji Takagi 

A Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables & Sadler’s Wells production, co-produced with Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Festspielhaus, St Pölten; Ludwigsburg Festival; Teatros del Canal de la Comunidad de Madrid, Adelaide Festival and Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi. The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut, and kindly supported by the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.


Do not miss out on an evening in the spirit of Pina Bausch, where sacrificial rituals and fellowship, that bridge over cultural differences, become the foundation in the dancers’ narratives.

25. maj kl. 19:30

26. maj kl. 19:30

May 27, 7:30 PM
May 28, 5:00 PM
May 30, 7:30 PM
May 31, 7:30 PM
June 1, 7:30 PM
June 2, 7:30 PM

Duration: 1h30m


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