Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pina / Pina – tanzt, tanzt, sonst sind wir verloren - ein Tanzfilm in 3D

Pina / Pina. DE/FR/GB © 2011 Neue Road Movies / Eurowide Film Production. EX: Jeremy Thomas. D: Gian-Piero Ringel, Erwin M. Schmidt, Wim Wenders. DP: Hélène Louvart - 3D. ED: Toni Froschhammer. Productions covered include: "Le Sacre du Printemps", "Vollmond", "Café Müller", and "Kontakthof". Loc: Wuppertal. Featuring: das Ensemble des Tanztheaters Wuppertal - Pina Bausch; Regina Advento; Malou Airaudo; Ruh Amarante; Jorge Puerta Armenta; Rainer Behr; Andrey Berezin; Damiano Ottavio Bigi; Clémentine Deluy; Josephine Ann Endicott. 106 min. Multi-lingual. Released in Finland by Bio Rex Distribution with Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Katja Paa... / ... B ... [their names flashed by very fast]. 2K DCP in XpanD 3D viewed at Kinopalatsi 10, Helsinki, 24 Sep 2011 (weekend of Finnish premiere).

A rich entry in the history of the dance movie. Pina resonates with the very earliest movies - Edison, Skladanowsky, and Lumière all recorded their version of Loïe Fuller's Serpentine Dance. Wim Wenders brings the dance movie to the future, experimenting with the possibilities of 3D. I am not an expert of the art of the dance nor of the contribution of Pina Bausch to the modern dance, but I guess the ambition here is to document as many facets of the Wuppertal Tanztheater as possible. The range is from tragedy (Le Sacre du printemps) to comedy (the disjecta membra simulation). The dominant feeling is an original sense of humour as in the four seasons dance in a line formation. A great documentary film with an episodic quality. One can safely predict that Pina will have permanent value.

The 3D is fine. It is interesting to notice that the 3D emphasizes the unrealistic quality of the image. Wim Wenders has often had a gorgeous visual quality in his movies, but despite the 3D this movie seems often to have low definition. It does not really harm. Some of the most powerful scenes are old black and white visual records of Pina Bausch. (Such basic televised records were my first impressions of her in the 1980s, and unforgettable they are.)

Beyond the jump break Wim Wenders on Pina Bausch (in German and in English):
Wim Wenders über Pina Bausch
Erfinderin einer neuen Kunst

"Nein, kein Wirbelsturm war da über die Bühne gefegt.
Da waren... Menschen aufgetreten, die sich anders bewegten,
als ich das kannte, und die mich anders bewegten,
als mir das je geschehen war.
Schon nach ein paar Augenblicken hatte ich einen Kloß im Hals,
und nach einigen Minuten ungläubigen Staunens habe ich
einfach meinen Gefühlen freien Lauf gelassen und hemmungslos drauflos geflennt.
Das war mir vorher noch nie passiert...
Im Leben schon, durchaus auch mal im Kino,
aber nicht beim Zuschauen einer einstudierten Inszenierung,
geschweige denn einer Choreographie.
Das war nicht Theater, nicht Pantomime, nicht Ballett und schon gar nicht Oper.
Pina ist, wie Sie wissen,
die Erfinderin (nicht nur hierzulande) einer neuen Kunst."

Bewegung

Mich hat Bewegung als solche vorher nie berührt.
Ich habe die immer als gegeben vorausgesetzt.
Man bewegt sich eben. Alles bewegt sich.
Erst durch Pinas Tanztheater habe ich auf Bewegungen, Gesten, Haltungen,
Gebärden, Körpersprache achten gelernt.
Und diese dadurch erst achten gelernt.
Und jedes Mal aufs Neue, wenn ich über die Jahre Pinas Stücke gesehen habe,
viele zum wiederholten Male,
habe ich, oft wie vom Donner gerührt,
das Einfachste und Selbstverständlichste neu als das Bewegendste überhaupt
zu sehen gelernt.
Welcher Schatz unseren Körpern innewohnt, sich ohne Worte mitzuteilen,
und wie viel Geschichten erzählt werden können, ohne dass ein Satz gesagt wird.

WIM WENDERS ABOUT PINA BAUSCH
INVENTOR OF A NEW ART FORM

No, there was no hurricane that swept across the stage,
there were just … people performing
who moved differently then I knew
and who moved me as I had never been moved before.
After only a few moments I had a lump in my throat,
and after a few minutes of unbelieving amazement
I simply let go of my feelings
and cried unrestrainedly.
This had never happened to me before…
maybe in life, sometimes in the cinema,
but not when watching a rehearsed production,
let alone choreography.
This was not theatre, nor pantomime,
nor ballet and not at all opera.
Pina is, as you know,
the creator of a new art.
Dance theatre.

MOVEMENT

Until now movement as such has never touched me.
I always regarded it as a given.
One just moves. Everything moves.
Only through Pina's Tanztheater have I learned to value
movements, gestures, attitudes, behaviour, body language,
and through her work learned to respect them.
And anew every time when, over the years I saw Pina's pieces, many times and again,
did I relearn, often like being struck by thunder,
that the simplest and most obvious is the most moving at all:
What treasure lies within our bodies, to be able to express itself without words,
and how many stories can be told without saying a single sentence.

From the official homepage of Pina.

MUSIC CREDITS

"Pina" Thom Hanreich Thom Hanreich (P) 2011 edition wunderkinder / AMV Talpa strings recorded by Stefan Pintev saxophone, flutes and trumpet by Sebi Padotzke

West End Blues Louis Armstrong Joseph Oliver / Clarence Williams 1928 by Clarence Williams Music Publishing Co. Inc. / Redwood Music Ltd. / MCA Music Publishing / A.D.O. Universal Studio EMI Music Publishing Germany GmbH / Greenhorn Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG / Universal / MCA Music Publishing GmbH

Sacre du Printemps Pierre Boulez / The Cleveland Orchestra Igor Strawinsky Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock GmbH (P) 1969 Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

The Here and After Jun Miyake Jun Miyake / Lisa Papineau Métisse Music drAPE

O Let Me Weep, For Ever Weep English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten and Jennifer Vyvyan Henry Purcell (P) 1971 -Decca Music Group Ltd. Universal Music International Division -a division of Universal Music GmbH

Jammin' Kurt Hohenberger Sam Coslow Sony/ATV Harmony Famous Music Publishing GmbH & Co. KG c/o Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Germany) GmbH

"Chairs" Alison Galea and produced by Thom Hanreich (P) 2011 edition wunderkinder / AMV Talpa

But Death Alas!... When I am Laid in Earth... With Drooping Wings (Act 3) St. Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Lewis, Dame Janet Henry Purcell (P) 1962 -Decca Music Group Ltd. Universal Music International Division a division of Universal Music GmbH

Next, Winter Comes Slowly, Pale English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, John Shirley-Quirk Henry Purcell (P) 1971 -Decca Music Group Ltd. Universal Music International Division a division of Universal Music GmbH

See, Even Night Herself Is Here English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten and Jennifer Vyvyan Henry Purcell (P) 1971 -Decca Music Group Ltd. Universal Music International Division a division of Universal Music GmbH

O Leaezinho Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso © Terra Enterprises, Inc. (P) 1977 - Universal Music Ltd. Universal Music International Division a division of Universal Music GmbH

Blue Thomas Heberer Thomas Heberer © Copyright Control Poise 2002

Frühling und Sonnenschein Tango King Llossas Ernesto de Curtis / Domenico Furno
© Beboton-Verlag GmbH (Sikorski-Musikverlage), Hamburg

Bi-ae Ye-Rang chamber orchestra composed by In-Young Baek © Copyright Control In-Young Baek

Einmal ist keinmal Tango King Llossas Ralph Benatzky © Beboton-Verlag GmbH (Sikorski-Musikverlage), Hamburg

J. D.'s Boogie Woogie Peter Dennis Jimmy Dorsey / Marvin Wright © Peermusic (Germany)

Sinfonie Nr.6 h-moll op.74, 4.Satz Adagio Lamentoso Peter Tschaikowsky (P) 1999 Naxos Rights International Ltd. licensed by Universal Publishing Production Music
GmbH

Du bist nicht die Erste Tango King Llossas Walter Jurmann / Rudolf Bernauer / Rudolf Österreicher © 1931 by Dreiklang-Dreimasken Bühnen-und Musikverlag GmbH
Universal Music Publishing Group

"My one and only love" Thom Hanreich Thomas Hanreich, Sebi Padotzke (P) 2011 edition wunderkinder / AMV Talpa / Achtung Music strings recorded by Stefan Pintev
upright bass by Philip Rauenbusch Nayoung Solo (Lippenstift) 32

La Prima Vez New Renaissance Band Owain Phyfe, vocalist -Stefano Pando, oud © 1996 Nightwatch Recording Nightwatch Recording

Mémoires du futur I René Aubry René Aubry © and (P) 2006 Hopi Mesa

Bahamut Hazmat Modine Wade / Schuman (P) Jaro Medien GmbH

"Pina" Thom Hanreich and produced by Thom Hanreich (P) 2011 edition wunderkinder / AMV Talpa strings recorded by Stefan Pintev saxophone, flutes and trumpet by Sebi Padotzke

Frühling und Sonnenschein Tango King Llossas Ernesto de Curtis / Domenico Furno
© Beboton-Verlag GmbH (Sikorski-Musikverlage), Hamburg

The Endless Circle of Violence Magyar Posse Magyar Posse © Magyar Posse (P) Verdura Records Helsinki

Fat Ass Amon Tobin Amon Tobin © Just Isn´t Music, courtesy of Freibank Musikverlags GmbH (P) courtesy of Ninja Tune

Part One: Life and Death Balanescu Quartet with Steve Arguelles Alexander Balanescu © copyright control (P) courtesy of Alexander Balanescu

Untitled Amon Tobin Amon Tobin © Just Isn´t Music, courtesy of Freibank Musikverlags GmbH (P) courtesy of Ninja Tune

Anfang TC Ende TC Dauer Musiktitel performed by written by © / (P) courtesy Labelcode LC

Deo Amon Tobin Amon Tobin © Just Isn´t Music, courtesy of Freibank Musikverlags GmbH (P) courtesy of Ninja Tune

"Rooftop" Thom Hanreich Thomas Hanreich, Sebi Padotzke (P) 2011 edition Wunderkinder / AMV Talpa / Achtung Music strings recorded by Stefan Pintev

Luna de Margarita Simon Diaz Ernst Neubach / Richard Rillo © by Calidos Producciones Artisticas Palacio de la Musica Clémentine u. Damiano Duett 44

"Glass House" Thom Hanreich Thom Hanreich (P) 2011 edition wunderkinder / AMV Talpa strings recorded by Stefan Pintev saxophone, flutes and trumpet by Sebi Padotzke

Lilies of the Valley Jun Miyake Jun Miyake © Métisse Music drAPE Azusa u. Fabian Oberbarme 46

Mémoires du futur I René Aubry René Aubry © and (P) 2006 Hopi Mesa An der Wupper / Thusnelda, Damiano 47

"By The River" Thomas Hanreich, Sebi Padotzke (P) 2011 edition wunderkinder / AMV Talpa / Achtung Music strings recorded by Stefan Pintev

Delpher Amon Tobin Amon Tobin © Just Isn´t Music, courtesy of Freibank Musikverlags GmbH (P) courtesy of Ninja Tune

All Names Jun Miyake Jun Miyake © Métisse Music drAPE

Ruthless Amon Tobin Amon Tobin © Just Isn´t Music, courtesy of Freibank Musikverlags GmbH (P) courtesy of Ninja Tune

"Tied Down" Thom Hanreich Thom Hanreich (P) 2011 edition wunderkinder / AMV Talpa strings recorded by Stefan Pintev saxophone, flutes and trumpet by Sebi Padotzke

Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen: Die zwei Blauen Augen Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Hidenori Komatsu Gustav Mahler (P) 1999 Naxos Rights International Ltd. licensed by Universal Publishing Production Music GmbH

Os Meus Olhos Germano Rocha Eduardo de Melo /Jorge Machado © Eduardo de Melo e Jorge Machado / SPA 2010 (P) 1963 – Barclay -courtesy of Universal Music International Division a division of Universal Music GmbH

"Shake It!" Thom Hanreich and produced by Thom Hanreich (P) 2011 edition wunderkinder / AMV Talpa strings recorded by Stefan Pintev saxophone, flutes and trumpet by Sebi Padotzke

The Here and After Jun Miyake Jun Miyake / Lisa Papineau Métisse Music drAPE

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