Page extent: 244
ISBN: 9781783199891
Binding: PaperBack

Pina Bausch

The Biography

Marion Meyer

Translated by Penny Black
PaperBack (30 Mar 2017)

The first-ever biography in English of Pina Bausch: perhaps the most influential performer and choreographer of the 20th century.

Meyer has written an accessible, readable account, with a clear journalistic approach that penetrates the mystique and mythology surrounding Pina’s life. Bausch was notoriously shy of discussing her work, yet Mayer’s research is underpinned by several quotes from Pina herself, as well as members of her ensemble. As well as illuminating her personal life and her work ethic; it also takes stock of Bausch’s legacy and the future for the Company she created.

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ISBN13 9781783199891
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 244


‘Her work undoubtedly constitutes a high watermark in the creativity of the twentieth century, but it’s also something more important than that: she is a wellspring for generations of artists in every imaginable medium. She wrote much of the language in which we all speak.’ Barney Norris author of Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

'Bausch rarely gave interviews, preferring to let the works speak for themselves. This book gives a useful summary of all her works. The Rite of Spring and Café Muller are likely to prove the most enduring.' Mature Times