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Cal Performances: common ground[s]; The Rite of Spring

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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$38 – $86

Cal Performances presents the Bay Area premiere of common ground[s] by Germaine Acogny & Malou Airaudo, February 16-18, 2024, at Zellerbach Hall.

In this double-bill production, the Bay Area premiere of Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring is performed by an ensemble of more than 30 dancers from 14 African countries and assembled through a collaboration between the Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables, and Sadler’s Wells. Stravinsky’s score takes on new meaning through visceral choreography as a “chosen one” is sacrificed.

The companion piece common ground[s], also in its Bay Area premiere, is a new duet co-created and danced by two septuagenarians—Germaine Acogny, known as the “mother of African contemporary dance,” and Malou Airaudo, a longtime dancer with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

Join us for a post-performance moderated discussion on Fri, Feb 16 and post-performance community conversations on Sat-Sun, Feb 17–18.



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Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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