Jul 01, 2011 12:00AM

Dance, Dance, Otherwise We Are Lost

Wim Wenders creates a new art form...in 3D!

Nothing makes you re-evaluate your career choices like a well-choreographed dance movie. Pina, a 3D feature-length film dedicated to Pina Bausch is no exception. But unlike all stock standard, Hollywood dance based films, this is a movie that's for dance, about dance and IN dance, and it's a story told like no other. Forget B-Boy dance offs, street crews and too-skinny ballerinas perpetually tormented by their inner demons. Pina, directed by Wim Wenders, will chase away all memories of distasteful dance movies from your culture dashboard and still have you blowing the dust off your old pointe shoes.

Translating the unique art form of movement into a receivable film was never going to be easy. Not only did Wenders achieve this flawlessly, but he's added a third dimension to enrich our experience. Now he's just showing off. Told primarily through dance, the film centers around the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble as they break the boundaries of the dance studio to pay homage to the legendary German choreographer, who died in 2009. The dancers tell their stories in four pieces, titled Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), Cafe Mueller (a cafe in the German town of Solingen, where Bausch grew up), Kontakthof, and Vollmond. These are complemented with interviews and further dance choreographies, which were shot in and around Wuppertal, Germany.

The best part? We've got 10 tickets for the advanced screening on August 12-14! And we're giving them away! Send your entires to giveaways@oystermag.com, before July 15 to win tickets. Pina opens in cinemas later next month.

pina-film.de/en/