One Day Pina Asked…

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One Day Pina Asked…
Chantal Akerman, 1983
France | 57 minutes

Rare Retrospective Screening!

A fortuitous encounter between two icons of film and dance, Pina Bausch and Chantal Akerman, One Day Pina Asked... is Akerman’s singular look at the work of the remarkable choreographer and her Wuppertal Tanztheater during a five-week European tour. More than a conventional documentary, Akerman’s film is a journey through her world, a world composed of striking images and personal memories transformed. Capturing the company’s rehearsals and including performance excerpts from signature works such as Komm Tanz Mit Mir (Come Dance with Me, 1977) and Nelken (Carnations, 1982), the director applies her unique visual skills to bring us close to her enigmatic subject. Writing about the film, Richard Brody in The New Yorker, said “”With her audacious compositions, decisive cuts and tightrope-tremulous sense of time-and her stark simplicity-it shares, in a way that Wenders film doesn’t, the immediate exhilaration of the moment of creation.” An Icarus Films release.

Series: Dance on Camera 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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