PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009.
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Dance. Has a "dance" ever changed your life? Were you born to dance? Is it part of your DNA? Dancing has the power to transcend every feeling: heartbreak, loss, meaningless migraines of minutia. Dance can free one of tireless shackles that dampen spirits, cloud vision, bulldoze barriers clutching, smothering youthful vibrancy. Nothing screams love, passion, unlimited joy more than a dance; dancing is a catharsis; the laughter, language, narrative of life.
Anyone who has read the above paragraph and can relate, "Pina" is a must, a bible for the addicted dancer, or aficionado of the skill. Dancing comes from the soul, it has northing to do with "training" or "professionalism"; those who love to dance, understand the mythic energy that invades and conquers one's body; powerless to resist, moving as if your life lasts only for the duration of the song: it is water, wine, sustenance and unmitigated happiness.
Philippine "Pina" Bausch (1940-2009) was the choreographer, dance teacher, ballet director for Tanztheater in Westphalia, Germany. It now carries her name. The film revolves around the employed and gifted dancers she inspired, allowing them to conquest their superlative plateau; the ultimate sphere, knowing they have met and surpassed their wildest, soaring expectations of excellence.
You witness the most innovative choreography involving male/female scenarios, wonderment of landscape, musical accompaniment by master composers; primarily it is a homage to a woman, a visionary so pivotal in the lives of the dancers that the pain of her absence resonates with their every move; robbed of her presence they fly, defy gravity, painting a portrait of sorrow, beauty, respect, love and bereavement rarely, if ever seen, on the screen.
Dancing has been and integral ingredient in most cultures for thousands of years; the first recorded instances were from India, 6000 B.C.; the Hindu god Shiva (Nataraja), "The Lord of the Dance" is often depicted standing on one foot. "Pina" is proof that the vocation keeps evolving , opening its doors to a myriad of entries. See "Pina", and if nothing else your spirits will take flight and dance long after the curtain collapses, the lights brighten; gloom has dissipated, and in the words of Pina, go forth and "dance, dance or otherwise we are lost".
Interesting. I know nothing about Pina Bausch and I know nothing about dance especially the kind of dance Pina choreographs. After watching "Pina", I still don't know anything about her except that she was very loved and missed by her dancers. The film is more a tribute to her than anything else. Each of Pina's performers said something memorable about Pina and then we get to see some dance from each performer. Although the film is very foreign to me, I do find myself very drawn to each scene. The dances were beautiful even though I didn't understand the meaning of any of them. The 3D was well used in this film. I think the 3D here was better used than any of the hollywood blockbusters was used. The 3D in "Pina" doesn't have anything coming at you but it does show the depth of the stage during each dance. "Pina" is an interesting film. It's a film to check out for movie experiences