Friday, December 01, 2006
Pina Bausch, the celebrated German dancer and choreographer, director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, was in Calcutta recently. She is one of the giant figures of modern dance.
She is preparing an “India piece” to be staged next year, and was here with her group in this connection.
The Goethe Institut in Calcutta arranged for their visit to Talimi Haq School in Priya Manna Basti, a century-old jute-workers’ settlement in Howrah (across the river from Calcutta) where I began working 10 years ago.
As I was in Germany at that time, I was unable to meet them and take them around. But my colleagues Prodyut, Hasnain , Amina and Binod took care of everything. I believe it was a pleasant and happy experience for all.
I hope I will be able to see Pina Bausch’s production when its staged!
Pina Buusch quote.