Wednesday, 1 July 2009


5 min Documentary

Today is a sad day as I just heard the news that dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch (Solingen, 1940) died, 5 days after given a cancer's diagnostic with 68 years old.

The last time I saw her was at Saddler's Wells (review) showing Cafe Müller (1978) and Rite of Spring (1975). She has been one of the most influential choreographers of the last decades, creator of the dance theater (Tanztheater Wuppertal) style since the 70s.

Her performances and pieces are masterpieces.

Some excerpts from her pieces. Click on the images to watch a video of the piece. There are more links further down:

Vollmond (2006):

Nelken (Carnations) (1982):

Masurca Fogo (1998):
Orpheus und Eurydike (1975)
Die sieben Todsünden - The Seven Deadly Sins (1976)
Renate Wandert Aus (1977)
Blaubart (1977)
Kontakthof (1978, 2008)
Walzer (1982)
Two Cigarettes in the Dark (1985)
Palermo, Palermo (1989)
Die Klage der Kaiserin - The Plaint Of The Empress (film, 1989)
Das Stück mit dem Schiff - The Piece With The Ship (1993)
Danzón (1995)
Nur Du - Only You (1996)
Der Fensterputzer - The Window Washer (1997)
Bamboo Blues (2007)
Sweet Mambo (2008)
Neues Stück - Newest piece (2009)

Dominique Merci danse Pina Bausch Full Documentary in French: Part 1 & Part 2

Pina Bausch's list of works
Pina Bausch's website in German
Pina Bausch, A Life in Pictures. The Guardian


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