28 August 2011

Special Screening of Wim Wenders film PINA

Special Screening of Wim Wenders film PINA

An exciting prelude to the 13th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, is the one-off screening of the feature-length dance film PINA. Directed by legendary German filmmaker Wim Wenders, PINA is a tribute to late choreographer-dancer, Pina Bausch, and has drawn exceptional attendances in Europe.
Wenders takes the audience on a sensual, visually dazzling journey of thrilling dance. Following the dancers of the renowned Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble out of the theatre into the city and surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the place which was home and centre for Pina Bausch’s creativity - Wenders captures the essence and magic that is encapsulated in Bausch’s art. A keen cinema experimentalist, Wenders has made this film in 3D, saying “3D is a perfect medium to portray the multi-dimensional movement of dance”.

Described as ‘a thrilling piece of cinema’ (The Times) and simply ‘magnificent’ (The Independent), PINA is a must-see. The screening takes place at 8pm on 30th August at Suncoast Cinema and is supported by the Goethe Institut of South Africa.

The JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience kicks off at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on 31st and runs until 11th September – see ww.cca.ukzn.ac.za for details of a very diverse and dynamic line-up. The programme includes the JOMBA! City spectacular street-party event, featuring dancers, artists, musicians and DJs outside the City Hall on Friday 2nd September.

The 13th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience is organized by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and supported by National Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), HIVOS, City of Durban, French Institute of South Africa, Goethe Institut of South Africa.

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