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Wednesday, 26.05.2021 at 06:30 p.m. (IST)


A film for Pina Bausch from Wim Wenders

PINA is a feature-length dance film with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. He takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble, he follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal - the place, which for 35 years was the home and centre for Pina Bausch's creativity.

100 minutes, 2010, German with English Subtitles

Wim Wenders came to international prominence as one of the pioneers of the New
German Cinema during the 1970’s and is considered to be one of the most important figures in contemporary German film. In addition to his many prize-winning feature films, his work as a scriptwriter, director, producer, photographer and author also encompasses an abundance of innovative documentary films, international photo exhibitions and numerous monographs, film books and prose collections. He lives and works in Berlin.
European Film Awards
2011 - won - European Documentary
German Film Awards
2011 - won - Best Documentary
Academy Awards
2012 - nominated - Best Documentary
2011 - won - Politiken's Audience Award
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You can watch the film using the Vimeo link which will be sent to you on 26. May 2021 at 6.30 pm IST.

After the first screening on 26. May 2021, from 8:00 pm IST, we will present a moderated conversation, 'PINA AFTER PINA - LEGACIES, TRANSLATIONS AND RELEVANCE'
The conversation will be between Aveek Sen and Preethi Athreya moderated by Vikram Iyengar
You are invited to the programme on our Facebook page where it will be live-streamed.
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Vikram Iyengar

Vikram Iyengar is an arts leader and connector based in Calcutta, India, and working internationally. He is a dancer-choreographer-director, curator-presenter, and arts researcher-writer. Co-founder and artistic director of Ranan Performance Collective, he also initiated and leads the Pickle Factory Dance Foundation – a hub for dance and movement practice and discourse. His scope of work spans practice, discourse, critique, ideation and management, and revolves around the central tenet of creating deep connections with and through the arts.
Aveek Sen
Aveek Sen is a writer and educator, working across literature, cinema, music and the other arts. He studied English literature at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, and University College, Oxford, and taught at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. He was the recipient of the 2009 Infinity Award for writing on photography, given by the International Center of Photography, New York. He was associate editor (editorial pages) of The Telegraph, Calcutta, where he wrote a column called “Art & Life”. He has written extensively with artists like Dayanita Singh, Roni Horn, Moyra Davey, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and On Kawara.
Preethi Athreya
With a background in the classical Indian form of Bharatanatyam, Preethi has been working within the Indian contemporary dance scene as a performer, choreographer and facilitator. She has been engaged since early 2000 in creating a personal movement language that reflects her relationship with her context, being at the same time open to new ways in how we may relate to the body. With a strong commitment to constantly redefine the Indian body, Preethi lives and works in Chennai, India.