Choreographer Pina Bausch had just premiered a new work barely two weeks ago.
And the obits said she'd only been diagnosed within the week. Live fast.
She was brilliant. I got to watch her troupe workshop Le Sacre du Printemps — it was amazing.
Weird week. This made me laugh though.
This one gets me more than all the other deaths this past week.
Shall never forget my first view of Cafe Mueller at BAM back in the 80s. And a few years later, my personal political battle with the wrongness of her piece set in 3-inch deep water on BAM's grand opera stage — during a drought, no less (wrong, my conscience told me), versus my respect for her ability to get whatever insane surface she wanted (wow, audacious! and she's a woman! my aspiring self said).
Yay for Pina!
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