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Public Energy presents
Pina in 3D - a film for Pina Bausch
by Wim Wenders

January 10, 2013 at 7:30pm

Galaxy Cinemas
320 Water Street


Nominated for an Academy Award in 2012, Pina is the groundbreaking 3D film made about German dance pioneer Pina Bausch, whose career from the mid 1970s to her death in 2009 transformed the world of dance. The film, which shows Bausch’s company performing her greatest work, was made by another iconic German artist, director Wim Wenders, and since its release has become an art-house blockbuster.

“Pina is a dance movie like no other… It’s an immersive experience that at moments makes viewers feel as if they were dancing too.” (The N.Y. Times)

106 min.

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Pina Bausch’s dance works, performed around the world by her company Tanztheatre Wuppertal, attracted audiences far beyond the usual dance-going public, making her one of that rare breed: a huge critical and popular success. Now the film Pina gives audiences who have not seen her work - together with audiences who have seen it and crave more - the chance to experience the thrill of a Bausch performance through the magic of 3D film.

“The 3D in Pina is used in [equally] magical fashion. As Wenders films some of Bausch's most celebrated productions…he is able to give his images an extraordinary depth of focus. Dancers float in front of us, or race out of the shadows.” (The Independent)

Bausch’s approach to dance sent her in the opposite direction from the abstract work of many of her contemporaries, “creating a form of dance theatre that mixes speech with steps, movement with emotional directness in complex, ever-changing collages of sound, dance and imagery that lay the human condition bare. She is much imitated, but the intensity and honesty of her work makes her unique.” (Sara Compton, The Telegraph).

In the film Pina, Wenders interviews many of the dancers who worked with Bausch, a process that allows audiences insight to one of Bausch’s famous lines: “I don’t care how my dancers move, but what moves them.”

Emergency Proposal




A Festival of New Dance & Performance by Peterborough-area artists

May 8-11, 2013

Have you got an original performance work you’d like to debut?

Dance, Performance Art, Physical Theatre, Multi-Disciplinary Performance, you name it.


New this year: Emergency is incorporating the Alley Waltz into the festival

to present work both in the Market Hall Theatre and at outdoor downtown locations.

Please indicate in your submission which location you prefer.


Please note that space is limited. Some submissions might not be accepted.


General Criteria:

1.         Submissions will be considered on the strength of concept, clarity of description, feasibility of the process and presentation, and ability of the creator(s) and performer(s) to carry out the project.

2.         All submissions must be new work between 5 and 12 minutes in length. Please note that longer pieces are not viewed more favourably than shorter ones.

3.         Work shown previously in workshop form or as a student production is allowed.

4.         If the creator(s) of the piece is also performing in the piece, please identify someone else who will either direct, mentor or give feedback on the piece as it is developed. This is mandatory, if you do not know anyone who can do this, Public Energy may be able to assist you in finding someone appropriate.

5.         The principal creator(s) of the work must reside in the Peterborough area.


All submissions must be typed, organized in the following manner and limited to two pages:

1.         Identify the desired location: Indoors at the Market Hall or outdoors in the Alley Waltz. Can your work be accommodated by either location? Please indicate if it can.

An Alley Waltz performance can take place in an alley, lot, park or other space in downtown Peterborough. If you have a preferred site for your work, please identify it, understanding that it may not be possible to accommodate all site requests. There’s more info about how Alley Waltz works on our website, have a look before submitting a proposal.

2.         Contact info Name, mailing address, email address, telephone number of principal contact.

3.         Name of work Tentative if necessary

4.         Projected length of the work

5.          Names of collaborators, if known, and other artists, including performers, musicians, and designers.

6.         Artist’s statement which includes a little information about who you are, what you’ve done in the past, why this project is important to you and how it furthers your artistic work (half a page).

7.         Project description that describes what you are planning to do. This might include: what artistic elements you use and how you will use them to make your work (i.e.: movement, music, video, skipping ropes, etc); what is the theme of the work; details of how you will put it together, including a rough schedule (i.e.: where you rehearse, and how often).

8.         Mentor/outside eye In the case of work where the creator(s) is/are also performing, the name of someone who will either direct, mentor or give feedback on the work as it is developed.

9.         Biography or résumé of the principle applicant(s). Attach if necessary.


Public Energy provides:

·               A fee based on a split of box office proceeds

·               Venue with light and sound systems and running crew

·               Publicity

·               Lighting design if needed


 Artist provides:

·               A complete performance substantially in keeping with the proposal

·               All performers and any running crew needed, apart from sound and light operator

·               Permission and payment of royalties, if any, for use of other artist’s work, such as music and text


Deadline: Midnight Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012

By mail: PO Box 2319, Peterborough, K9H 7Y8

By email:


Caption Contest

 "Who came up with the bright idea for 'rush seating'?"

The Caption Contest

This photo  is featured on the cover of our season brochure. 

What is Linnea shouting as Susie struggles with furniture?


The winner of a pair of tickets to  

is Patricia Davis

Screening in Peterborough on January 10, 2013 at the Galaxy Cinema. 



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