Tuesday, January 17, 2012

first look: PINA by Wim Wenders

We've been waiting with baited breath for Wim Wender's film Pina to open in Los Angeles and the time finally arrived. A magnificent tribute to German neo-expressionist choreographer Pina Bausch, the film showcases interviews and performances by the original members of Pina's dance company. Pina became famous for creating a revolutionary form of dance known as Tanztheater, characterized by aggression, sensuality, longing and melancholy. In a tragic turn, Pina died unexpectedly two days before production on the film was set to begin, and this sense of sadness and loss comes through in the way the dancers speak of their beloved teacher. We can't even express how original and breathtaking this film is. Check out the trailer and find out when the film is playing in your city.

In the words of Pina Bausch, "Dance, dance...otherwise we are lost."

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