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Pina

July 26th, 2012

Sarang is a Korean song.

  • Pina and Ronald Kay (her husband – photo via)

    Pina Bausch was born on 27 July 1940.

    See more from Pina Bausch Archive.

    Dance, Dance Otherwise We’re Lost

    May 7th, 2012

    Dance, Dance Otherwise We’re Lost

  • Pina by Wim Wenders

    August 13th, 2011

    Wim Wim-Wenders-with-Pina-Bau-002 and Pina

    Happy birthday Wim Wenders!

    What I saw there, moved me deeply.
    I troubled me, amazed me, but most of all: it concerned me.
    What I had thought impossible – in the context of dance –
    had happened!
    This spoke to me in a very powerful way.

    When the piece was over,
    – it only lasted 40 minutes,
    but it felt like I had visited a whole universe –
    I realized that this (unknown) woman Pina Bausch
    had shown me more about men and women
    then the entire history of cinema had.
    And all that without a word,
    with nothing but movement, body language and dancing.
    I might be exaggerating a bit,
    and the history of cinema has a lot to offer
    about the relations between men and women,
    but that’s how it felt: mind-blowing.

    Wim Wenders speaks about her death (Youtube)

  • Pina Bausch R.I.P

    June 30th, 2009

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    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

    Palermo Plaermo

    November 17th, 2007

    See Cafe Muller here and Pina Bausch here.

    Cafe Muller

    July 27th, 2006

    Pina Bausch

    Happy Birthday Pina Bausch! The great woman we love.

    More on Pina Bausch, here and my favorite dance photo here.

    R.I.P Pina Bausch 1940 – 2009 (archive)

    Pina Bausch

    July 27th, 2005

    The Man I Love sign Pina Bausch

    Happy Birthday! Pina Bausch.

    Danzons Pina Danzons

    The mystery image from the previous post (July 26) is from Kontakthof.

    Pina (short for Philippine) was born nearby in Solingen in 1940, three years before the Battle of the Ruhr. (Pina, Queen of the Deep)
    More interviews, here.
    One way to get an introduction to Pina’s work is to see a documentary film by another brave avant garde filmmaker Chantal Akerman, (a brief description about the film here).

    See Palermo Palermo on youtube

    Pina Bausch ten chi

    Her work is more than the dance, these mysterious and powerful photos speak for themselves.
    Click the links to see the photos.
    Cactus image from here.
    Arien

    Nelken – Feb. 2005 review

    Growing old disgracefully How a bunch of untrained 60-somethings are breathing new life into a Pina Bausch classic.

    Cate Blanchet said “If I had my time again, I’d do anything to work with the choreographer Pina Bausch; her work is beautiful. When dance theatre is at its most perfect, you think, ‘Why does anyone ever need to speak?’ To dispense with words entirely… I wish I could do that.” (from here and also from other interviews including one from Bravo’s actors studio)

    R.I.P Pina Bausch 1940 -2009 (Archive)