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Sun, Jul. 5th, 2009 01:46 pm
The death of Pina Bausch

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milky_eyes
milky_eyes
milky_eyes
Sun, Jul. 5th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
stange times

Thank you for the note...
My experience w her was so much less then yours. I almost knew nothing of her. I loved the Almadova film 'Talk to Her', where her dance piece was used as an important source of inspiration. Only after that did I know about her. But still almost nothing. The last year or a few months ago I saw BAMBOO BLUES which, honestly I felt completely let down by... and with having little to go by, and only many people's assurence that I HAD to go and see... well, I am more then a bit confused, now that she is dead.
Both MJ and PB were dance innovators... I dont know what people are saying about MJ but I think more than anything, when he died, people remembered his dancing (which I dont think he actually choreographed...), which oozed life, sex and black american cultural language.
For me and many others, watching clips from the 80's (souls train maybe... Billie Jean) always leaves me completey speachless.
I really dont mean to criticize so much as go through it. My only visual reference Bamboo Blues, seemed to me a watered down, fluffed up piece handed out to fans and 'art enjoyers' ... it was beautiful, but to me, not challenging, or complex, leaving only a sensual montage or long commercial sort of feel... in my memory. I guess I need to go back and check out her other work.
I feel like I really missed out... the way you and others are reacting, where was I???


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