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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

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Regina Advento ...
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Malou Airaudo ...
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Ruth Amarante ...
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Jorge Puerta ...
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Pina Bausch ...
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Rainer Behr ...
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Andrey Berezin ...
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Damiano Ottavio Bigi ...
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Bénédicte Billet ...
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Ales Cucek ...
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Clementine Deluy ...
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Josephine Ann Endicott ...
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Lutz Förster ...
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Pablo Aran Gimeno ...
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In modern dance since the 1970s, few choreographers have had more influence in the medium than the late Pina Bausch. This film explores the life and work of this artist of movement while we see her company perform her most notable creations where basic things like water, dirt and even gravity take on otherworldly qualities in their dancing. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost

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Rated PG for some sensuality/partial nudity and smoking | See all certifications »

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24 February 2011 (Germany)  »

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Budget:

€3,238,460 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$83,027 (USA) (6 January 2012)

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$3,520,458 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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Germany's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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What are we longing for? Where does all this yearning come from?
1 January 2013 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Wim Wenders' multiple-award-winning documentary was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA. It is a tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

I am not familiar with modern dance, so why not watch one of the best at work. I have resolved to broaden my artistic experiences this year, and I could not have picked something more enjoyable with which to start.

Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Paris Texas), who I really enjoy as a director, has produced a beautiful tribute. I understand it is also in 3D, but I have to settle for the 2D version. I probably didn't miss anything, but who knows.

The film has very little in the way of dialog; an occasional reflection by her dancers, and focuses on performances of her most famous pieces. They were strange to someone not familiar with modern dance, but they were also innovative and beautiful.

I enjoyed the experience.


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