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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pina by Wim Wenders, 2011 (3D)

with Pina Bausch Dance Company

Wim Wenders uses 3D technology to arresting effect in this performance documentary about Pina Baussch's Tanztheater Wuppertal dance company. Performing in the streets and parks of Wuppertal, Germany, the troupe's pieces include "The Rite of Spring."

The movie has to be watched in the right condition, perhaps choose the best seat of the room, in a cinema that provides comfortable 3D glasses. It does make a difference. Also, it is not a movie about Pina Bausch seeing Pina Bausch. It is all through the eyes of the members of her company, through their movements and through their words, which are clearly separated from one to the others, in an odd manner. The choreographies are staged indoor and outdoor, in unusual locations, beautiful. The feeling of three dimensions is interesting, since it feels as close as it could with today's technology from watching a real dance performance. It is a journey also through the generations and it has something powerful in the definition of time. Knowing that the company will dissolve in two years make the movie even more relevant as a photography of an era, represented by all from the pioneers to the youngest, still all dancing, and defined by a time of death, which is the point where Pina Bausch ends.


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