Days before The Rite of Spring was to premiere, the pandemic hit. The unprecedented all-Black cast rehearsed the dance one last time on the beach, resulting in a moving film that is now streaming online.
The streaming platform has added new documentaries about artists, joining its existing collection of films on Pina Bausch, Roy DeCarava, and others.
In Café Müller and The Rite of Spring, currently playing as a double bill at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Tanztheater Wuppertal offers up catharsis followed by brutal physicality.
Beginning life as an installment in a European television series on modern dance, One Day Pina Asked… (1983) is the best cinematic reflection on the late, great modern dance choreographer Pina Bausch.