Sunday, February 12, 2012


If you like dance at all, Pina 3D is a magnificent way to spend a couple of hours. To see the dancers' faces, to see the depth of bodies on the stage, to travel to all sorts of places with them is extraordinary. And the music is just exquisite.

Philippina "Pina" Bausch [1](27 July 1940 – 30 June 2009) was a German performer of modern dance, choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director. With her unique style, a blend of movements, sounds and prominent stage sets, and with her elaborate cooperation with performers during the composition of a piece (a style now known as Tanztheater), she became a leading influence since the 1970s in the world of modern dance. [2]

Pina died unexpectedly just days before Wim Wenders began shooting this film.

Any dance fans out there?


Lois Karlin said...

I'm crazy about dance. Thanks for the intro to Pina Bausch. Is the company performing in NY anytime soon?

pattinase (abbott) said...

This was a movie. I am not sure if her troupe is still together since she died so suddenly.

Anonymous said...

Yes they are still performing, in Europe from the looks of the website (, including London during the Olympics.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Pretty much only ballet.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Don't know what you mean.