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Pina (2011)

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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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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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Release Date:

24 February 2011 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Pina - ein Tanzfilm in 3D  »

Box Office

Budget:

€3,238,460 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£71,809 (UK) (22 April 2011)

Gross:

$3,520,458 (USA) (4 May 2012)
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It was the other dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal convinced Wim Wenders to make the film after Pina Bausch had died. See more »

Quotes

Pina Bausch: What are we longing for? Where does all this yearning come from?
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Featured in The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) See more »

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Lifted me to a different awareness of movement
3 October 2011 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Pina makes me wish I knew more about dance, though I suspect not all dance and dancers are so accessible or emotionally charged, by choice. At moments I was moved nearly to tears, I wanted to answer the question Pina reportedly put often to her dancers, "what do you long for," with the answer "beauty—and this could serve for now." I saw this tonight at Vancouver International Film Festival in 3D on the strength of its description and Wenders being the director and I'm very glad I did. One of the hallmarks of strong cinema, for me, is an altered perception of the world when I leave the film, which sometimes lasts for a considerable time: the vision of the film awakening me to what is around me. I found tonight not only a visual but a kinaesthetic carryover as I walked to the car, drove my friend to the subway, and then drove home through streets light in traffic. Though normally I don't care for cars or driving, in the wake of the dance spirit invoked in this film, I revelled in freedom of movement—in movement itself—at first hand in my own body and at a remove, in the things around me. This is good stuff.

I will think about scenes such as the woman straining at the end of a rope, about the driven and frenetic movements as well as the lyrical moments and the tributes to Pina, for a while, I think.


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