New Hazlett Theater Honors Dance Legend With ‘Pina’

On Nov. 30th, film and dance come together for a unique screening at the New Hazlett Theater.

In the 1970s, dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch grew to prominence as an innovative force in modern dance. Her Tanztheater style blended movement and staging in a way that transformed the language of the art and offered a visual experience like no other. In his revolutionary 3D film Pina, filmmaker and fellow German Wim Wenders captures some of her greatest works.

Wenders originally collaborated with Bausch on the project, and continued to film after her untimely death in 2009. Years in the making, the finished product showcases a collection of her most thrilling and unpredictable pieces as performed by the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Released in 2011, the film was a Best Documentary Academy Award nominee, and earned Best Documentary at both the European Film Awards and German Film Awards.

Pina screens at the New Hazlett Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance, $16 at door, $10 for dancers in a group six or more. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix.


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