The excitement of watching Pina laid in the rapid firing of ones mirror neurons. The use of cast vignettes interspersed with dramatic and intense dance footage, allowed movement to narrate Pina;s life and influence. It was particularly exciting the way Pina almost was described as thou an enigma or even a deity, creating worlds thru her choreography. Beautiful bodies stories and environments. review by tonia
I attended my sister's dance recital for more than 15 years, going through the different perceptions that dance conveyed to me, yet never even going close to feel and SEE what they (her, him and all of them) were able to SHOW me now, most of the time not explicitly, which is also its beauty. This leaves so much what I feel to be the right mark
A bold and captivating project which may lack visual depth as the superimpositions enhance the degree of artifice but one that nonetheless is steeped in quintessential cinematic magic and innovative 'testimonials/tributes' to the master. Hagiographical to be sure, it mesmerizes with the innovative ultra-modernist choreogrpahies some of which (the wet rock on stage) are genuinely cinematic. Flawed, yet a great feast!
Pina showcases both ok visuals with some dancing performances mixed in between it. I honestly don't understand the meaning or reasoning behind this film and I'm sure many people don't as well. If I'm to be harsh this just seems like someone slapping some random scenes together and trying to pass it as some contemporary art piece. This film is not worth your time. It's honesty an enigma as to why this film is on here
4.5 Another great documentary about a crucial figure in modern dance. On par with "Dancemaker" about Paul Taylor. Bausch's "The Rite of Spring" is like Alvin Ailey's "Revelations": so brilliant that each time you watch it, you are bowled over anew by its shear elemental force and power. The dance pieces outside in Wuppertal are slightly jarring; Pina's work was meant for the stage, with all elements controlled.