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 1970's 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 632,489 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Pina Bausch is the 6th most popular dancer (up from 7th in 2019), the 235th most popular biography from Germany (up from 275th 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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Among dancers, Pina Bausch ranks 6 out of 75Before her are Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, and Josephine Baker. After her are Vaslav Nijinsky, Marius Petipa, Maurice Béjart, Maya Plisetskaya, Margot Fonteyn, and Martha Graham.

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Among people born in 1940, Pina Bausch ranks 18Before her are Qaboos bin Said al Said, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Frank Zappa, Saparmurat Niyazov, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, and Wangari Maathai. After her are Gao Xingjian, Michel Temer, J. M. Coetzee, Brian De Palma, Joachim Gauck, and Martin Sheen. Among people deceased in 2009, Pina Bausch ranks 5Before her are Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Kim Dae-jung. After her are Paul Samuelson, David Carradine, Roh Moo-hyun, Aage Bohr, Millvina Dean, Maurice Jarre, and Farrah Fawcett.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Pina Bausch ranks 235 out of 5,289Before her are Irma Grese (1923), Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor (1086), Leopold von Ranke (1795), Ludwig Erhard (1897), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), and Eduard Bernstein (1850). After her are Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Valentinian II (371), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), and Eduard Buchner (1860).

Among DANCERS In Germany

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