The dancer Pina Bausch died at the age of 68. Here is all you want to know and more!
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Famous as the founder of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch modern dance company, this twentieth-century dancer and choreographer was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Kyoto Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, and the Europe Theatre Prize. Her best known works of dance theater include Blaubart, Nelken, and Two Cigarettes in the Dark.
In her mid teens, she began training at the Folkwang University of the Arts in her native Germany. She later attended New York’s Juilliard School and went on to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company.
In the early 1980s, she appeared in the Federico Fellini film And the Ship Sails On.
Her marriage to Dutch costume and set designer Rolf Borzik ended with his 1980 death from cancer. The following year, she and Ronald Kay welcomed a son named Ralf-Salomon.
Her unique choreographic style inspired David Bowie to infuse his late 1980s Glass Spider Tour with elements of modern dance, theater, and symbolism.
How did Pina Bausch die?
Bausch died on 30 June 2009 in Wuppertal, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany aged 68 of an unstated form of cancer attributable to smoking, five days after diagnosis and two days before shooting was scheduled to begin for the long-planned Wim Wenders documentary.
"It was not like I planned even to be a choreographer. It just happened to me somehow."Pina Bausch
"What I try to do is find a language for life."Pina Bausch
"I want to feel something, as a person. I don't want to be bored."Pina Bausch
"Everything must come from the heart, must be lived."Pina Bausch
"I'm not interested in how people move, but what moves them."Pina Bausch