- September 10, 2012
Celebrating the life of the late Pina Bausch, the groundbreaking German dancer and choreographer, Pina is a sensual and visually stunning feature length documentary presenting extracts from some of her most noted dance pieces—Le sacre de printemps (The Rite of Spring), Café Muller, Kontakthof and Vollmond. The extracts, performed by the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, are accompanied with interviews and further choreographies. The film follows the dancers out of the theatre and into the city and surrounding areas of Wuppertal, the town which for 35 years was the home of Pina Bausch’s creativity. Highly acclaimed, the film was nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 84th Academy Awards in 2012.