Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On July 27

On this day in ...
... 1940, Pina Bausch (right) was born in Solingen, Germany, into a family of restaurateurs. (credit for photo by Wilfried Krüger) She began studying dance early on, moving in 1960 to New York, where she attended the Juilliard School and began dancing at the New American Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera. She returned to Germany and eventually founded the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. A "German choreographer and dancer whose innovative work transcended traditional barriers between dance and theater," she died at age 68 in 2009, 5 days after she received a diagnosis of cancer.

(Prior July 27 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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