New Release: Dancing Dreams DVD

First Run Features released documentary Dancing Dreams on DVD on Nov. 16, 2010. A film about the respected German-born choreographer Pina Bausch (who passed away last year at the age of 69), Dancing Dreams carries a suggested retail price of $29.95 on DVD.

One of the most innovative choreographers in history, Bausch was known for her astonishing multi-media staging, visceral movement and fantastic characters who explore male-female interaction. Her work has inspired a generation of artists, including movie director Pedro Almodóvar, who featured her dance in his movie Talk to Her. Filmmaker Wim Wenders is working on a 3D version of Bausch’s choreography.

One of Bausch’s final projects was 2008’s Contact Zone, in which Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece. For 10 months through opening night, filmmaker Anne Linsel, a longtime Bausch collaborator, followed the young dancers as they discovered Bausch’s genius and their own bodies. The results can be seen in the documentary Dancing Dreams, which was co-directed by Linsel and documentarian Rainer Hoffman.

Special features on the DVD include Pina Bausch’s biography, director’s notes and picture galleries.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.