Somewhat Over The Pina

pinkpanther.jpgThese kinds of things are bound to happen, as Pina Bausch continues her greatest-hits-of-the-world tour. Cultural pastiche becomes novelty, and the fabric of composition and form begin to dissolve.

Paul Ben-Itzak isn’t too fond of the new Pina at Paris. In his DanceInsider review, he bemoans the cacophonic blasting music and the lack of unity between Pina’s vignettes.

He does, though, roll out his own blast of praise for Indian dance virtuoso, Shantala Shivalingappa. I can’t totally agree with him (I know, everyone loves her), but I thought her “Pink Panther” dance in Nefés was the only part of that production I didn’t want to see again, and then began the repeat.


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