The Liceu is getting its 2008-9 season off to a strong start this month, with the Pina Bausch Company making its debut at this landmark theatre on La Rambla. German-born choreographer Pina Bausch is to contemporary dance what The Beatles are to pop music. Put simply, modern day dance theatre just wouldn’t exist in the same way without her. Her influence has been colossal. Her imitators have been many. Thus, if you do manage to buy, beg or steal a ticket before they sell out, you can expect to rub shoulders with Barcelona’s arty set in all their chin-stroking glory. This ladies and gentlemen, will be an event.