“I’m not so interested in how they move as in what moves them.” – Pina Bausch
“It began with controversy; in 1973 Pina Bausch was appointed director of dance for the Wuppertal theatres and the form she developed in those early years, a mixture of dance and theatre, was wholly unfamiliar. In her performances the players did not merely dance; they spoke, sang – and sometimes they cried or laughed too. But this strange new work succeeded in establishing itself. In Wuppertal the seeds were sown for a revolution which was to emancipate and redefine dance throughout the world. Dance theatre evolved into a unique genre, inspiring choreographers throughout the world and influencing theatre and classical ballet too.
[…] Its global success can be attributed to the fact that Pina Bausch made a universal need the key subject of her work: the need for love, for intimacy and emotional security. To this end she developed an artistic form which could incorporate highly diverse cultural influences. In consistently renewed poetic excursions she investigated what brings us closer to fulfilling our need for love, and what distances us from it.”
text from: http://www.pina-bausch.de Credit: Photo: #3: Tristram Kenton
“Dance, Dance, otherwise we are lost.” ~ Pina Bausch
To live is to dream, to dream ~ is to find reality in surrealism… Every dance floor needs a dancer, Happy belated Birthday.