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 677,968 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Pina Bausch is the 7th most popular dancer (down from 6th in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from Germany (down from 235th in 2019) and the most popular 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 7 out of 76Before her are Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, Josephine Baker, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, and Vaslav Nijinsky. After her are Marius Petipa, Bobby Farrell, Margot Fonteyn, Maurice Béjart, Maya Plisetskaya, and Marie Taglioni.

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Among people born in 1940, Pina Bausch ranks 24Before her are Joachim Gauck, J. M. Coetzee, Wangari Maathai, Martin Sheen, Julie Christie, and Gao Xingjian. After her are Zodiac Killer, Giorgio Moroder, Abbas Kiarostami, Brian De Palma, J. M. G. Le Clézio, and Patrick Stewart. Among people deceased in 2009, Pina Bausch ranks 6Before her are Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, and Paul Samuelson. After her are Roh Moo-hyun, David Carradine, Aage Bohr, Maurice Jarre, Millvina Dean, and Farrah Fawcett.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Pina Bausch ranks 313 out of 6,142Before her are Paul Hindemith (1895), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), and Konrad Zuse (1910). After her are Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Valentinian II (371), Sophie Scholl (1921), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Karen Horney (1885), and Robert Bunsen (1811).

Among DANCERS In Germany

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