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- Pina Bausch

Overview - Pina Bausch was one of Europe's most celebrated choreographers, fusing the discipline of ballet with the freedom of modern dance and approaching her material in a bold, innovative and emotionally compelling manner. Bausch made the acquaintance of German filmmaker Wim Wenders, and he began making a documentary about her life and work.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Pina Bausch was one of Europe's most celebrated choreographers, fusing the discipline of ballet with the freedom of modern dance and approaching her material in a bold, innovative and emotionally compelling manner. Bausch made the acquaintance of German filmmaker Wim Wenders, and he began making a documentary about her life and work. The focus of Wenders' film shifted dramatically in 2009, when Bausch was diagnosed with cancer and died only a few days later. Wenders considered abandoning the project, but after meeting with the members of her dance company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, Wenders chose instead to create a cinematic interpretation of Bausch's art, preserving several of her pieces and the work of her dancers for the ages. PINA is the result, a performance film that takes several of Bausch's dance pieces into the open and celebrates the beauty and physicality of dance; the film was shot in 3D to give a greater sense of the power and interplay of bodies in motion. PINA received its North American premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 715515102117
  • Genre: Foreign Video - German
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Musical & Performing Arts
Movies > Dance
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Dance
Art/Artists
Documentary
Dancers
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Reviews:
"[PINA] points the path to regeneration, by moving dance into strange, suggestive landscapes - 05/01/2011 Sight and Sound


4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen the extra-dimensional dancing is afoot, PINA all but spills out of the frame with vim and vigour." - 06/01/2011 Total Film


"[PINA] takes unprecedented advantage of 3-D....PINA brings new meaning to the notion of a leap of faith, and new immediacy to filmed dance." - 09/09/2011 Wall Street Journal


"[A] heartfelt -- and visually gorgeous -- celebration of Bausch's work and her mode of working." - 12/21/2011 Movieline


"[A] marvel, with Wenders making at-times-visionary use of the 3-D technology, treating the frame like a stage with multiple planes of action." - 12/22/2011 A.V. Club


"PINA is a knockout....The performance documentary takes us inside Bausch's extraordinary dances in a way that nothing else could." - 01/13/2012 Los Angeles Times


"Wenders uses this old/new interesting/gimmicky technology to play with the human perception of dimensionality as something subtle and profound, and not just a snazzy trick. The result in PINA, is...wow." -- Grade: A - 01/13/2012 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[Wenders] visually dramatizes the spaces between the actors by moving his camera on a crane so that the POV places us on the stage and moving among the dancers." - 01/18/2012 Chicago Sun-Times


3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stylish, heartfelt tribute....It's a mood piece more than a conventional documentary..." - 01/31/2012 Box Office

 
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