Turkish Delight


PINA BAUSCH: In all my pieces time is always present; the politics, the fears

Lately turkey has been in the headlines more for its politics than its people: saying no to the invasion of Iraq, pushing for E.U. accession, and being targeted by terrorists. Deadly bombings last November dented the facade of Istanbul, the city where East meets West, and led to tight security in advance of this month's NATO summit. But to modern dance legend Pina Bausch, this ancient city beside the Bosphorus remains a place of mystery and movement, gypsies, drinkers and steamy Turkish baths. In Nefes (Breath), a show that runs until the end of June at Paris' Théâtre de la Ville,...

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