PINA BAUSCH DIES OF CANCER

Oh my gosh you guys, I just heard about this on PinballPeople. I’m so shocked. I didn’t even know she was sick (apparently she was only diagnosed with cancer days ago). I’m so upset. We’re never going to have any new work from her again. I didn’t see enough of her. I’m sorry, this is so much more shocking to me than the deaths last week… She was just at BAM a few months ago and she seemed fine.

Here is a good piece on Bausch by Guardian’s Judith Mackrell. Here is the Bausch archive on YouTube.

I was just reading a group of tributes to David Foster Wallace in the Sonora Review last night and now I’m thinking this loss is on that level. This is one of those artists we will all suffer without, whether you’re aware of it or not. This is huge.

3 Comments

  1. The Charlotte Higgins article at the Guardian is also wonderful. The NYTimes critics never understood Bausch's importance. Instead they focused on parts of her work that they didn't like, thus missing the entire revolutionary impact. Joining of art forms has met with such resistance. All ego and territoriality. I could write a book about Bausch and several people have, but not here in the US. I hope the members in the company find a way to continue.

  2. I could not agree with you more.

  3. I could not agree with you more.

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