Pina in Winter
After what seems ages, I went back and watched ‘The’ Pina DVD -again.If like me you limit the times you watch it in the fear of never turning it off,
I thought I would just skim it for a while to take the edge off. But of course you get caught up in it and see new things -Pina in ‘extension’, the music more beautiful than ever, the troupe even more cohesive than I remembered, so I thought I had better capture a bit on camera. Of course the choreography, composition, and beautiful elegance, but is it the long dresses and formal attire of the troupe that give the whole thing a fresh feel to the dance and that translates so well to film?
I wanted to catch the woman on a rope, the woman being buried alive, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and WINTER, the dancer having to be held up, the full troupe on the large stage, Pina looking brilliant, and ‘rain’. – next time I hope to put on ‘diving through the chair’. I didn’t stop the DVD to
photograph I just let it run and see what happened, so if they look a bit blurry –that’s why.Why did Wenders make such a brilliant film, and then go and record his interview in what sounds like a swimming pool changing room?