CANCELED: Dancing Dreams
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Pina Bausch, Jo-Ann Endicott, Bénédicte Billet,
For ten months Anne Tinsel and Rainer Hoffman documented a group of teenagers with no previous dance experience as they learned and rehearsed Bausch’s iconic dance Kontakthof (Contact Zone). The fascinating process of transmitting the dance from one generation to another provides amazing insight into Bausch’s methods and into the meaning of her work. The teens transform as they learn to deal not just with the moves but with the awkward intimacy, violence, and emotion that are fundamental to the piece. Movingly, this documentary about Bausch’s effect on a new generation contains her last appearance on screen.