Review from the FT.
It's Physical Theatre (And No Dance) Week in London. After the antics of Sankai Juku, the Lucky Alphonse (In the Middle Again) tangles of Sasha Waltz and her Tanztheater troupe from Berlin in Körper. Seek not for dancing in either event, but with Waltz - an inapt name in the light of what she offers us - there is at least activity. Of a pretty damn peculiar kind and, in general, one determinedly spirit-lowering: the Tanztheater gang (president: Pina Bausch, with Johan Kresnik and Susanne Linke as acolytes, and with the Mats RK and Nederlands Dans Theater crowd as camp followers) are not the sunniest of souls. MORE
And from The Times.
Waltz’s Körper dates from 1999, the year she was appointed one of the artistic directors of Berlin’s innovative Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. It’s the largest production in Made in Berlin, a contemporary dance series co-presented by the Barbican’s BITE:03 programme and The Place. Highlights include Thomas Lehmen’s Schreibstück (The Place, June 18), a conceptual experiment by three international dance-makers working independently from the same choreographic “script”, and a lively piece from the young ensemble Two Fish (The Place, June 28). MORE
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