The legendary dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009, transformed the language of dance with her extraordinary and revolutionary body of work. This mesmerising film by the acclaimed director Wim Wenders, captures Bausch's aesthetic in an utterly thrilling way and features some of her greatest choreographies, brilliantly performed by her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble. A visually dazzling celebration of her life and work, Pina is a feast for the senses and one of the film events of the year.
I knew nothing about Pina Bausch, unfortunately, seeing she is now dead. I wish there had been full length versions of the pieces. The images are amazing, and the emotional expression and movement are overwhelming. She had real depth.
This is not so much a documentary, but rather an overview of Pina's work compressed into 95 minutes. Just sit back and relax. Dancers' comments are a bit overly hagiographics but pieces are great and if you are not familiar with Pina, this is a great intro.