Was Tun Pina Bausch Ihre Taenzer In Wuppertal? (1983)

Genres - Dance  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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For his third television film of a trilogy on culture in the North Rhine-Westphalia area of western Germany, director Klaus Wildenhahn spent a few months shooting the dances and rehearsals of Pina Bausch's avant-garde ballet troupe headquartered in Wuppertal and complemented their routines with excerpts from two of Wuppertal's most famous writers, Friedrich Engels and Else Lasker-Schueler (a German Jewish poet and dramatist). Narration on the nature of dance is also included, though it might have been helpful to have more of a context for Bausch's revolutionary, flat feet (no toe shoes) approach to ballet.