A piece by PINA BAUSCH
Music by AMON TOBIN, RENÉ AUBRY, NENAD JELIC, JUN MIYAKE, CAT POWER, THE ALEXANDER BALANESCU QUARTETT, TOM WAITS a.o.
Pina Bausch Choreography
Peter Pabst Stage
Marion Cito Costumes, collaboration
Matthias Burkert, Andreas Eisenschneider Musical collaboration
Daphnis Kokkinos, Robert Sturm Rehearsal management
Dean Biosca, Taylor Drury, Silvia Farias Heredia, Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Alexander Lopéz Guerra, Nicholas Losada, Milan Nowoitnick Kampfer, Ekaterina Shushakova, Azusa Seyama-Prioville, Julie Anne Stanzak, Michael Strecker/Reginald Lefebvre, Christopher Tandy, Tsai-Chin Yu Dance
In the silvery light of the full moon, Pina Bausch's eponymous masterpiece beckons with the magical fascination of the night. Wim Wenders gave this atmospheric piece a leading role in his award-winning film homage »Pina«. One will also recognise excerpts from the soundtrack in »Vollmond«. René Aubry, Jun Miyake, and Tom Waits are part of the musical melange to which the dancers unleash the emotional power of attraction and resistance in solos of strong character. Peter Pabst's impressive stage design frames the action: A huge rock, a stream of water, and spraying rain form the iconic centre of this timeless choreography, which can only be seen in Ludwigsburg in 2023. The cycle of constant becoming and passing, seduction and denial comes to a head and culminates in a wild rush of water. »Vollmond« tells of the longing for happiness – and the high art of finding the right balance in love.
The premiere took place on 11 May 2006 at the Wuppertal Opera House. The performance rights are held by Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt am Main on behalf of the Pina Bausch Foundation.
Image © Laurent Philippe