Pina Bausch

1940 - 2009

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Philippine "Pina" Bausch (27 July 1940 – 30 June 2009) was a German dancer and choreographer who was a significant contributor to a neo-expressionist dance tradition now known as Tanztheater. Bausch's approach was noted for a stylized blend of dance movement, prominent sound design, and involved stage sets, as well as for engaging the dancers under her to help in the development of a piece, and her work had an influence on modern dance from the 1970s forward. Her work, regarded as a continuation of the European and American expressionist movements, incorporated many expressly dramatic elements and often explored themes connected to trauma, particularly trauma arising out of relationships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pina Bausch has received more than 820,737 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Pina Bausch is the 7th most popular dancer, the 384th most popular biography from Germany (down from 313th in 2019) and the most popular German Dancer.

Pina Bausch was a German choreographer who is most famous for her avant-garde and expressionistic style of dance.

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  • 820k

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  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Pina Bausch has had the most page views in the with 83,972 views, followed by German (56,018), and French (55,935). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Cornish (194.19%), Greek (59.03%), and Turkish (52.44%)


Among dancers, Pina Bausch ranks 7 out of 116Before her are Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, Josephine Baker, and Vaslav Nijinsky. After her are Bobby Farrell, Marius Petipa, Marie Taglioni, Maurice Béjart, Margot Fonteyn, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

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Among people born in 1940, Pina Bausch ranks 29Before her are Michel Temer, Saparmurat Niyazov, Brian De Palma, Martin Sheen, Joachim Gauck, and John Hurt. After her are Peter Fonda, Abbas Kiarostami, Tony Tan, Giorgio Moroder, Kip Thorne, and Anna Karina. Among people deceased in 2009, Pina Bausch ranks 11Before her are Millvina Dean, Corazon Aquino, Paul Samuelson, Roh Moo-hyun, Aage Bohr, and Omar Bongo. After her are Maurice Jarre, David Carradine, Farrah Fawcett, Abdurrahman Wahid, Mercedes Sosa, and Karl Malden.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Pina Bausch ranks 384 out of 7,253Before her are Caroline Herschel (1750), Werner Herzog (1942), Rudolf Carnap (1891), Albrecht Kossel (1853), Alfred von Schlieffen (1833), and Alexandra Feodorovna (1798). After her are Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Hermann Fegelein (1906), Adolf Windaus (1876), James Franck (1882), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1864).

Among DANCERS In Germany

Among dancers born in Germany, Pina Bausch ranks 1After her are Mary Wigman (1886), and Kurt Jooss (1901).