Pina Bausch: rupturism and renovation

Article published on Dec. 1, 2007
Article published on Dec. 1, 2007
Pina Bausch, choreographer and dancer, was born in 1940 (with World War II) in Solingen (Germany). She is the director of Tanztheater Wuppertal and has just been awarded the 2007 Kyoto Prize for her contribution to the international contemporary dancing.
“” This woman, creator of the emblematic Café Muller (1978), short, graceful, a hardened smoker and laconic in words, was educated between her native country, Germany and the Julliard School in New York. She’s managed to develop her own language, by means of which she goes deeply into the human being: his vulnerability and his need for love. Her works, with more admirers than noisy detractors, have renewed the classic concept of dancing, blending them boldly with other arts. That’s how his particular theatre-dancing was born.

I’m not interested in how people move, but in what moves people

Concha Hierro del Hoyo

Translated by

Diana Irene Arancibia