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In Honor OF: PINA BAUSCH


You HAVE to watch this video clip of Pina Bausch's "The Rite of Spring"... One of her best works, and my personal favorite rendition of The Rite of Spring.


Be sure to check the modern dance micro-blog later this month for more on the many adaptations of The Rite of Spring.  


I also invite you to post your own "In Honor Of:" blog posts for different modern dance artists of the far and recent past. Post a video, talk about your favorite piece, tell us something we may not yet know.


Pina Bausch just recently passed away this summer....see excerpt from The New York Times below.


 


July 1, 2009

Pina Bausch, German Choreographer, Dies at 68




Pina Bausch, the German choreographer who combined potent drama and dreamlike movement to create a powerful form of dance theater that influenced generations of dancemakers, died on Tuesday in Wuppertal, Germany. She was 68.


The cause was cancer, her company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, announced. She received the diagnosis just five days ago, said Ursula Popp, a company spokeswoman. Ms. Bausch’s family did not release the exact nature of the illness, Ms. Popp said. As recently as June 21, Ms. Bausch stood on stage after a performance of a new work, which is untitled, Ms. Popp said.


Ms. Bausch, whose roots were in prewar German Expressionism, helped change the perception of what could be brought into a dance performance. Her shows featured a deep sense of theatricality; disconnected and sometimes absurd episodes; and elaborate, unusual sets, like carpets of carnations and peat moss or a collapsing wall...


 



 

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