Norbert Servos / Gert Weigelt (photos)
Pina Bausch – Dance Theatre
279 pages, 56 pages of photographs, EUR 30 [D]
Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater Wuppertal have created a global art form, captivating audiences worldwide. In their "theatre of experience", the notion of dance as an art of pleasant appearances is finally laid to rest so that the question of what moves the dancing body and why it moves can be asked. In this monograph, Norbert Servos carefully considers a significant artist, undoubtedly the most influential female choreographer alive today. In portraits of each individual piece, he describes Pina Bausch's oeuvre, shedding light on her working methods and philosophy. In a comprehensive visual section, the photographer Gert Weigelt provides another view of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, showing the emotional force and physical presence of its most prominent players.