Crocodile Eating Ballerina, 1983 Helmut Newton. From Pina Bausch’s Keushleitslegende
Since seeing the Wim Wenders film Pina: 3D I’ve been scouring the internet for video of Bausch’s pieces, to no avail. I’ve found little information on Keushleitslegende other than it featured the music of two of my favorite composers, Nino Rota and George Gershwin, and a few stills.
Does it hurt Pina’s legacy for these innovative modern dance performances to not be recorded and available online? The Tanztheater Wuppertal continues to perform, but other than the Wim Wender’s trailer and a few of her most famous pieces like Cafe Muller and The Rite of Spring, there isn’t much of an online presence. Here’s hoping (selfishly) for an increase in social media outreach!