Pina Bausch’s Dance Theater

Company, Artistic Practices, and Reception

Gabriele Klein

Transcript-Verlag

Pina Bausch’s Dance Theater

Pub Date: June 2020

ISBN: 9783837650556

448 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Pina Bausch’s Dance Theater

Company, Artistic Practices, and Reception

Gabriele Klein

Transcript-Verlag

This volume provides new, groundbreaking perspectives on the work of the Tanztheater Wuppertal and its iconic founder and artistic director—Pina Bausch. The company’s production development and performances, the global transfer of its choreographic material, and the baffled reactions of audiences and critics are explained as complex, interdependent, and reciprocal processes of translation. This is the first book to focus on the artistic research conducted for the Tanztheater’s international coproductions, featuring extensive interviews with dancers, collaborators, and spectators as well as first-hand ethnographic insights. Introducing a praxeology of aesthetic translation as a key concept for dance research, this unique volume argues that Pina Bausch’s lasting legacy is defined by an entanglement of temporalities that challenges the notion of contemporaneity.

About the Author

Gabriele Klein is professor of dance and performance studies at Hamburg University. She leads the master’s program in performance studies and the research network »Translating and Framing. Practices of Medial Transformations«. She is a member of the Hamburg Cluster of Excellence »Understanding Written Artefacts«. Her research fields are the social and political theory of dance, choreography, and performance, body politics, and transnational popular dance cultures.