RIP Pina Bausch (1940 – 2009)

RIP Pina Bausch (1940 – 2009)

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Le Sacre du printemps[1] by Igor Stravinsky choreographed by Pina Bausch.

Philippine “Pina” Bausch (July 27, 1940 – June 30, 2009) was a German-born modern dance choreographer, best-known for her piece Café Müller (1978).

Modern dance is a dance form developed in the early 20th century with its golden age in the 1960s and 1970s. Although the term Modern dances has also been applied to a category of 20th century ballroom dances, Modern dance as a term usually refers to 20th century concert dance. Generally mentioned in this category are Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham.

Pina Bausch also had a small part in Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar‘s Talk to Her (2002), where she is a bailarina in Café Müller. Bausch also appeared in Federico Fellini‘s 1983 film And the Ship Sails On.

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