1. Pina Bausch
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns to BAM, for its 30th anniversary at the venue, with “Kontakhof.” Created in 1978, “Kontakhof”–contact yard–is one of her earlier dance theater works, but new audiences are more likely to know it from the 2011 film “Pina.” Set in what could be a high school dance, the piece is funny, aggressive, and melancholic, sometimes all at once.
2. “Little Dancer” Premiere
For our DIY dancers in the DC area, the “Little Dancer,” inspired by Degas’s famous dancer, premieres at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. With New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck as Marie the young dancer and choreography by Susan Stroman.