“One day, Pina asked us…” Each of the interviews with members of the Wuppertal Tanztheater in Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s documentary begin with these words.
Ackerman’s fascinating film intertwines brief anecdotes shared by the dancers of Pina Bausch’s company about their experiences with the fabled dancer and choreographer with peeks behind the scenes and excerpts from rehearsals during their five-week tour of Venice, Milan, and Avignon. Audiences get an intimate understanding of the incredible effort—both physical and artistic—that went into the creations of this modern dance legend.
The documentary masterfully captures Pina Bausch’s unparalleled art not only on stage by behind the scenes in what’s considered, ‘one of the greatest of all syntheses of dance and cinema.’ – (New Yorker)
Supported by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni
BELGIAN • 1983 • 57 MINS • FRENCH W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES