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“Pina Bausch pins you to your seat. It’s like she’s connected to your bloodstream or something. She knows about fears, fantasies and dream-life. It’s like meeting your own imagination.” – Alan Rickman
I was probably 14 when I first saw Pina Bausch’s Cafe Muller. Over 10 years on, it is still one of my favourite pieces of performance art and certainly one of the most important.
Using some amazing set pieces, Wim Wenders (see Wings of Desire and Paris, Texas) presents this wonderful showcase of some of Bausch’s greatest pieces including Cafe Muller and Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) with dancers that were fortunate enough to get the chance to work with Pina.
Throughout the film Pina’s dancers give us a unique insight into how she worked and her choreographical ideology. Truly great piece of film making and possibly the most comprehensive Tanztheater portfolio you’re going to find.
While I’m still not convinced with 3D films – while it seems like a more realistic way of looking at something it makes that thing look less realistic (like a tilt shift lens on a camera) – Wim Wenders insists this is the way to watch this film and it certainly is the greatest example of 3D film that I have seen.
So go… “dance, dance, otherwise we are lost”
- Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: World Cities 2012 Having failed to strike a deal with gig promoters and...