PGH PREMIERE: TanzTheater André Koslowski “A Cantankerous Wiegenlied”
A man and three women, dancing in isolation, inhabit a destroyed landscape punctuated with trash and dead trees. As attempts to communicate fail, they seek their own survival strategies—while an astonished bystander tries, unsuccessfully, to comprehend. In this lost paradise, their surreal attempts to communicate fail, creating moments of silence. We witness a sad and comic world, full of open spaces for personal associations and reflections.
“TanzTheater André Koslowski has earned a reputation for staging intense dance theater works that challenge and provoke, and this performance continues the company’s exploration of the boundaries of dance and theater. Attendees can expect a bracing and thought-provoking experience, dark in tone, but laced with wicked humor.
Dancer-choreographer André Koslowski, in collaboration with Swiss theater-maker Leonie Stein, built on last season’s ‘Wiegenlied’ — the German word for lullaby — to create this new, evening-length piece. As the name suggests, ‘A Cantankerous Wiegenlied’ is intense, but contains many moments of silence that open spaces for personal associations and reflections.”
– Clyde Smith, DanceLand
Pre-Show Party with LOCALpittsburgh
Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 7 for a special pre-show party hosted by LOCALpittsburgh magazine. Your source for all things local in Pittsburgh, LOCALpittsburgh features stories about the neighborhoods you live in. It’s not about who’s hot or what’s trendy — it’s about who and what matters in our community. Come to party, enjoy drinks and light refreshments before the show, and meet the people and passion behind LOCALpittsburgh.
TanzTheater André Koslowski – “A Cantankerous Wiegenlied”
Friday, November 7
7 PM Party with LOCALpittsburgh :: 8 PM Curtain :: Post Show Discussion
Saturday, November 8
7 PM Pre-show Mixer :: 8 PM Curtain
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- $25 – Gen. Admission
- $20 – 15206 Resident
- $15 – Student/Artist
- $10 – Groups of 10+