DANCE | William Yang pays photographic tribute to the one and only Pina Bausch

The late Pina Bausch was an elusive high priestess of dance theater. She rarely invited outsiders into her rehearsals. Read More

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Transvestite cabaret blossoms in “Gardenia,” a dance-theater work from Belgium

MONCLAIR, N.J.: Think of it as a Follies for the third gender. Or La Cage aux Folles as re-dressed by Pina Bausch. A dance-theater piece from Belgium, Gardenia conjures the closing night of a transvestite cabaret in Barcelonia where seven middle-aged men (between 55 and 65 years old) recall their double lives as cross-dressing movie stars and as… Read More

In Adelaide, William Yang pays photographic tribute to the one and only Pina Bausch

“She was camera shy, wouldn’t look at the camera, so it was difficult to get her picture,” says the photographer and performance artist William Yang. “Her dancers held her in high esteem, revered her, regarded her as the guru. In an interview she was asked how she chose her dancers, and her reply, as I remember, was, ‘…if I could somehow love them.’ ” Read More