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Tweet Review by Dean Duncan May 5, 2014 @deanduncan63

Saw #Pina. Euripides’ Bacchae, by & for those who no longer fear just letting go, or the consequences of doing so. Terrifying! Or is this exactly the way things should be?

#Pina. Exemplary cinematic capture of exemplary theatrical (cf. Peter Brook, 1968) performance/events …

… The way that Wenders & his collaborators have done these interviews might just be something new under the sun!

#Pina is a lot like a painting by Turner or Cezanne. Its various routines—& the whole medium of modern dance—find a richly expressive, deeply evocative middle ground between representation & abstraction.

#Pina is utterly ecumenical: men & women, young & older & oldest, races, creeds, colours, musical styles & idioms. Melted in, retaining every distinction.

Compare #Pina w’ the otherwise dissimilar This Is It. Titanic talent passes away unexpectedly, leaving adherents reeling in the wake. Very affecting, or bordering on morbid hagiography/idolatry.