Pina Bausch R.I.P

Pina Bausch (1940 – 2009) Photo by Peggy Jarrell Kaplan

So shocking, terribly sad.
The Guardian obit

Farewell to Pina Bausch, the dangerous magician of modern dance
Beautiful and strange, tragic yet hopeful, Pina Bausch’s creations entranced the audience. The news of her death is terribly sad – and a challenge for dance-makers

German dance legend Pina Bausch dies at 68

The director of the Wuppertal Tanztheater said Tuesday that Bausch had passed away unexpectedly earlier that morning. The choreographer had just last week been diagnosed with cancer, but had continued with her work up until her death.

Chantal Akerman made a documentary of Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch Picture galleries from Guardian here.

Dreaming of Pina (A wonderful Video)

Her influence is clear in the work of European choreographers like Jan Fabre, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Sasha Waltz and Alain Platel. Her work has also been a major influence on American contemporary dance choreographers who question the boundaries between theater and dance.

A scene from “Orpheus and Eurydice” at the Opera Garnier in Paris in 2005.

Created a Pina Bausch archive under dance.

Kontakthof Pina Bausch 1