One Day Pina Asked...

Directed by Chantal Akerman | Written by Chantal Akerman
An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the twentieth century, One Day Pina Asked... is Chantal Akerman's look at the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany-based dance company. "This film is more than a documentary on Pina Bausch," a narrator announces at the outset, "it is a journey through her world, through her unwavering quest for love."
 
Bausch, who died in 2009, was one of the most significant figures of modern dance, and the pioneer of a unique style drawn from the German theatrical dance tradition known as tanztheater. Her striking dances and elaborate stagings explored personal memory and the relationships between men and women, among other things, through a mixture of movement, monologue and narrative elements that drew upon explosive, often painful emotions.
 
French with English subtitles.
Available on DVD October 28
 
US Distributor: Icarus Films 
 

One Day Pina Asked... (2013)
57 min, Documentary, France, 2013
With Pina Bausch 
 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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