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Helen Day Art Center News Nov. 8, 2012

posted at 3:37 pm Thu Nov 8th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)


Join us for the a screening of 'Dear Pina, the film'

Thursday, November 8th, 2012  6 p.m.

Dear Pina The Film

 Dear Pina, the film


Dear Pina, was filmed during four of the six sold-out performances in June 2012 at the vast Breeding Barn, Shelburne Farms, Vermont.
The evening-length dance/theater tribute to Pina Bausch, the well-known German choreographer who changed the shape of dance and influenced many artists around the world, showcases an ensemble of thirty performers and the work of seven collaborating artists in a swirling opus of relationships in motion.

Discussion with the artists after each screening.  


Dear Pina, was conceived and directed by Hannah Dennison

Directed and Edited by Lukas Huffman
Director of Photography: Daniel Cojanu
Additional Cinematography: Seth Neary 
Choreographers: Hannah Dennison, Amy LePage Hansen, Hanna Satterlee and the ensemble 

Composer: David Severance
Costumes: Leslie Anderson
Lighting: Stefan Jacobs
Set Design: Dennison/Severance   


Autumn Barnett, Williston | John Bennett, Colchester | Paul Besaw, Burlington | Hannah Dennison, Chelsea | Erin Duffee, Burlington  | Emer Pond Feeney, Burlington | Candace Fugazy, Northfield
Jill George, Roxbury | Sharyl Green, Burlington | Amy LePage Hansen, Montpelier  | Paul Hilliard, Sudbury  Erica Hunter, Moretown  | Trena Isley, Winooski | Heather Bryce Labor, Plainfield
Peter Lackowski, Burlington | Zoe Marr, Sudbury | Tracy Martin, Warren | Fabio Nascimento, Montpelier  Kaitlyn O'Donnell, Montpelier | Abby Pepin, Middlesex | Hanna Satterlee, Montpelier
Joe Schine, Middlebury | Marly Spieser Schnieder, New Haven  | Daniel Senning, Huntington
Annette Urbschat, Burlington | Avi Waring, Wolcott | Kayla West, Burlington | Lida Winfield, Burlington   Willow Wonder, Barre   

Dear Pina, the film (Official Trailer)
Dear Pina, the film (Official Trailer)
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Director: Lukas Huffman
Photography: Daniel Cojanu
Music: David Severance
Costumes:  Marz Black
Lighting: Stefan Jacobs
Choreography Hannah Dennison, Amy LePage Hansen, Hanna Satterlee & ensemble
Runtime: 58 minutes

Presented in partnership with The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Shelburne Farms, Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, and RETN


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Hannah Denisson on
Dear Pina, the performance

On June 30, 2009, German choreographer Pina Bausch died very suddenly. News of her death spread rapidly all around the world and artists everywhere profoundly felt the loss.

I was home working in my garden when I got the call, first from Annette and then Erika who had both just returned from visiting family in Germany − two friends who knew the impact this passage would have on me.   

Almost immediately, I began thinking about developing a performance acknowledging Pina's huge influence, not only on the art world but on my own sensibilities.  

To design a suitable tribute, my nonprofit Cradle to Grave Arts once again joined forces with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts as presenting partner, and 28 technically proficient dancers who make northwestern Vermont their home are the ensemble. Of those 28 dancers, one met Pina Bausch in college and several saw her work, as did I.

My two choreographic partners − Amy LePage and Hanna Satterlee − and I began work on site in summer 2011 at Shelburne Farm's Breeding Barn − a vast, dirt-floor space in keeping with the grand scale of the work of this radical artist.


Hannah Denisson, Cradle to Grave Arts


About Pina Bausch
Pina BAusch Arien Arias Photo Rlli Weiss
Image: Arien (Arias) by Pina Bausch.
Photo credit: Ulli Weiss
Premiered on May 12, 1979
Pina Bausch website
Pina Bausch  was born 1940 in Solingen and died 2009 in Wuppertal. She received her dance training at the Folkwang School in Essen under Kurt Jooss, where she achieved technical excellence. Soon after the director of Wuppertal's theatres, Arno Wüstenhöfer, engaged her as choreographer, from autumn 1973, she renamed the ensemble the Tanztheater Wuppertal. Under this name, although controversial at the beginning, the company gradually achieved international recognition. Its combination of poetic and everyday elements influenced the international development of dance decisively. Awarded some of the greatest prizes and honours world-wide, Pina Bausch is one of the most significant choreographers of our time.
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