WE ARE LOST
Interesting and unexpected Pina pays tribute to German dancer Philippina Bausch, a visionary among the contemporary dance community who recently passed in 2009. Bausch, the artistic director of Tanztheater Wuppertal, was known for blending art forms, provoking her dancers with enigmatic statements and abstract questions, and brought dirt, water, and rocks onto the stage.
Directed by Wim Wenders, and creatively captured in 3-D, Pina is a collage of dance, unconventional interviews, archival footage and words that manage to describe Bausch and her very essence. Though the 3-D aspect of Pina may seem easy to dismiss, once engaged it soon seems like the only logical way to showcase each dance performance by creating depth so the dancers can fully inhabit the onscreen world. In turn we no longer simply observe but are embedded in Bausch's imagination.
Arresting, spectacular, heart rending and thrilling. This film is one that just begs to be experienced.