Mon 05 Sep 2011, 7 pm
From Goethe Institut:
You are invited to a dance film screening “Pina Bausch: Café Müller” directed by Pina Bausch. Honored worldwide with the highest honors and prizes, often referred to as “The Grande Dame of German dance theater”, Pina Bausch was one of the greatest choreographers of our time. This film is part of a prelude to “Europe meets Vietnam in Contemporary Dance” on 08, 09 Sep.
For more information, see below:
Director: Pina Bausch
Music: Henry Purcell
Production: Suhrkamp Production
Pina Bausch, born Philippina Bausch in 1940 in Solingen, became world famous in the seventies with her development of dance theater. She combined dance for the first time with other genres, such as singing and acting. In her newly created art form she addressed universal themes in bizarre and ironic ways, including for example relationships between a man and woman, love, sorrow, despair and happiness. With groundbreaking pieces such as “Café Müller”, “Carnation” and “Contact Zone”, Pina Bausch became internationally famous. “Café Müller” was first performed in 1978 and focuses on her main theme: the search for love and a feeling of security.
Pina Bausch died on 30 June 2009 in Wuppertal, Germany.
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