VULGO is SO EXCITED at the first glimpse of Wim Wenders’ imminent 3D homage to the recently deceased inventor of Dance-Theatre, Pina Bausch – that we have to share this trailer with you from German channel STERN, like, right now.
I never thought when I was getting the schwebebahn (monorail) to Tanztheater Wuppertal rehearsals in the Lichtburg (the old former cinema where Pina Bausch’s company rehearse and create), way back in the 1990’s that one day I’d get a chance to relive those Wuppertal experiences in 3D in an Irish cinema. Well it’s coming for everybody in 2011. At last!
Wim Wenders is well known for film epics like Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire, Buena Vista Social Club, as well as his collaborations with German playwright Peter Handke and (Abbey theatre regular), actor and playwright Sam Shepard. Even closer to home, Wenders has collaborated with U2. But his 1974 road movie “Alice in the Cities” took a twirl to Wuppertal, home of Tanztheater Wuppertal, and a jaunt in the city’s famous ‘Schwebebahn’, which features again in “Pina”.
Pina Bausch died suddenly and unexpectedly just before her good friend Wenders was to begin his 3D filming of her legendary company. Wenders, who gave a moving funeral oration for Bausch, the script of which is available on the Tanztheater Wuppertal website, paused on the project, before deciding to continue in celebration of Bausch’s life and work.
Keep your eyes, and all your senses peeled for what promises to be a breathtaking 3D experience, drawing you into the strange and beautiful world of Pina Bausch
Incidentally, the music on the trailer, Alviverde by Japanese Composer Jun Miyake, features on Tanztheater Wuppertal’s Vollmond CD – one of VULGO’s favourite stocking-filler ideas.