A journey of discovery through dance, shot in 3D to capture and pay tribute to the inventive world of the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009. We follow the dancers of Pina’s Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble, out of the theatre and into the city of Wuppertal that she called home.
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There is more said about humanity, creativity, love and loss through these dance pieces than I've seen in any dialog-packed movie in a long, long time. The language of motion that Pina "spoke" is transcendental.
Absolutely captivating and immersive. The best artistic creation I have seen for 3D cinema - it really explores the depth 3D allows, in a way I have not witnessed again. (Have yet to see Cave of Forgotten Dreams). In no way filmed dancing can be the as emotionally and physically intense and interesting as live dance. But this is a work that will be a lasting tribute to that other irreplaceble art form. And to Pina!
Can't believe I put off watching this inspiring doco and love letter from students to teacher for so long. Wenders has succeeded in presenting this portrait with the utmost respect in a manner that is immediately in symbiosis with the lady herself. The energy presented by these performers is exalting. 4 stars