Anne Linsel: Pina Bausch. Bilder eines Lebens. ISBN 978-3-8419-0182-8 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I once was acquainted with a dancer and she venerated Pina Bausch, a German dancer and choreographer that revolutionized modern dance. She created the genre Tanztheater (dance theatre) and moved from initial rejection in the 70s to worldwide fame culminating in the Kyoto Award. Anne Linsel has traced a very nice and exciting portrait and retrieved many wonderful pictures from the archives of this exceptional person.
While reading this book I had to think about Toru Takemitsu, a Japanese composer. Pina Bausch’s life and her ideas about dance and theatre inspired me to a post on Takemitsu that will be published in a couple of weeks. However, there is a revolutionary piece from Takemitsu that fits extremely well: Corona – Crossing. And I have written about it: