The Pina Bausch Sourcebook: The Making of Tanztheater

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  • Copyright: 2012-10-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Pina Bausch's work has had tremendous impact across the spectrum of late twentieth-century performance practice. It helped to redefine the possibilities of what both dance and theater can be. This edited collection presents a compendium of source material combined with contextual essays that serve as a base for the study of Pina Bausch's performance work. Edited by a renowned Bausch expert, Royd Climenhaga, it promises to help to open up Bausch's performative world for students, scholars and practitioners alike. The wealth of material collected here includes interviews, reviews and articles, framed with introductory essays. These help to chart the evolution of Bausch's Tanztheater from its roots in German expressionist dance to its lasting legacy for dance today.

Author Biography

Royd Climenhaga is on the Arts Faculty at Eugene Lang College/The New School University in New York City. He writes on intersections between dance arid theatre, including the book Pina Bausch in Routledge's Performance Practitioner series, and develops and produces new performance work as Co-Artistic Director of Human Company.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Dance and theatre roots and connectionsp. 9
Dance Theatre from Rudloph Laban to Pina Bauschp. 12
Expressionism?: "Ausdruckstanz" and the New Dance Theatre in Germanyp. 19
An American perspective on Tanztheaterp. 31
The theatre of images: Pina Bausch and the expressionist temperamentp. 45
The mistrust of life - relations in dance: connections between Butoh, Ausdruckstanz and Dance Theatre in contemporary experimental dancep. 49
Hurts so goodp. 55
Creating Bausch's worldp. 59
Into myself - a twig, a wall: an essay on Pina Bausch and her theatrep. 62
In rehearsal with Pina Bauschp. 74
Pina Bausch: "You can always look at it the other way around"p. 81
"I pick my dancers as people": Pina Bausch discusses her work with the Wuppertal Dance Theatrep. 88
"Every day a discovery … ": interview with Pina Bauschp. 99
Working with Pina Bausch: a conversation with Tanztheater Wuppertalp. 103
Nur Du (Only You): Pina Bausch, Tanztheater Wuppertal in a newly commissioned piecep. 109
Dancing through the dark: Pina Bausch finds a ray of lightp. 123
Tanztheater: a new formp. 129
"But is it dance … ?"p. 132
Please do it again, do it again, again, again …p. 137
Dance Theatre: rebellion of the body, theatre of images and an inquiry into the sense of the sensesp. 142
Gunsmokep. 152
"Come dance with me": interview with Pina Bauschp. 167
Bausch's receptionp. 179
Tanztheater Wuppertalp. 182
New York Cityp. 188
Bausch's theatre of dejectionp. 192
Wuppertal in Londonp. 196
Exits and entrancesp. 200
Dance view: the Bausch imagination still bedazzlesp. 203
Theatre of despair and survivalp. 206
Bausch's infernop. 212
Pina, queen of the deepp. 217
Dancing in the darkp. 224
Pornography of pain: dancer Pina Bausch's turbulent careerp. 233
In memoriam: Pina Bausch (1940-2009)p. 236
Kontakthof, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Barbican Theatrep. 240
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bauschp. 243
Critical perspectivesp. 247
Tanztheater: the thrill of the lynch mob or the rage of a womanp. 250
Artifice and authenticity: gender scenarios in Pina Bausch's Dance Theatrep. 264
The weight of timep. 278
The totality of the body: an essay on Pina Bausch's aestheticp. 288
Bausch and phenomenologyp. 300
On the seduction of angels: conjectures about the Zeitgeizp. 307
Further researchp. 313
Indexp. 335
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