A Tribute to Pina Bausch
Dev Nayak, the photographer, met Pina Bausch in 2006 in Kolkata, when she visited this city to collect material and inspiration for Bamboo Blues. Dev Nayak had the privilege to shoot during the performance.
Philippina "Pina" Bausch was a German performer of modern dance, choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director. Her unique style, blend of movements, sounds and prominent stage sets, and her elaborate cooperation with performers during the composition of a piece gave rise to a special style of performance known as Tanztheater (dance theatre). Pina Bausch, considered as one of the most important contemporary choreographer, passed away in June 2009, at the age of 69.
Pina Bausch came to India with her productions three times. The last time was in January 2008 with "Bamboo Blues" which was performed in Kolkata, New Delhi and Mumbai.
Bamboo Blues: last dance-theatre performance in India
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Photographs by Dev Nayak
Harrington Street Arts Center
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, P.O. Box 613, New Delhi 110001, India.