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Pina Bausch

By Royd Climenhaga

Series Editor: F Chamberlain

© 2009 – Routledge

146 pages

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About the Book

Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance.

This book is the first English language overview of Pina Bausch’s work and methods, combining:

  • an historical and artistic context for Bausch’s work.

  • her own words on her work, including a newly published interview.

  • a detailed account of her groundbreaking work Kontakthof, both as performed by Tanztheater Wuppertal and by ladies and gentlemen over 65.

  • practical exercises derived from Bausch’s working method for both dance and theatre artists and students.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.

Royd Climenhaga currently teaches at Eugene Lang College/The New School University in New York City. He writes on intersections bewteen dance and theater and develops and produces new physical performance works as Co-Artistic director of Human Company.

Table of Contents

An artistic and contextual history What is Said Key Production - Kontakthof Practical Exercises

About the Author/Editor

Royd Climenhaga currently teaches at Eugene Lang College/The New School University in New York City. He writes on intersections between dance and theater and develops and produces new physical performance works as Co-Artistic Director of Human Company.

About the Series

Routledge Performance Practitioners

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PER011020
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism