(Dance Review) Pina Bausch’s ‘Kontakthof’ at BAM

Pina Bausch’s 'Kontakthof' (photo Theatre de la Ville)

Pina Bausch’s ‘Kontakthof’ (photo Theatre de la Ville)

Review by Anna Rogovoy, for Dance Pulp

(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) – Pina Bausch has a gift for holding up a beautiful mirror and gently showing us how ridiculous we look.

In Kontakthof, scenes unfold wildly out of proportion, with hysterical shrieks meeting compulsive preening meeting a fake mouse corpse.

“There are dancers onstage,” Anna Wehsarg comments at one point: “do you see them?” Yes, we do, but we also see ourselves in these rambunctious, melancholic, shy, sarcastic, and earnest portrayals of social endeavoring….

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