Pina Bausch, Tanzteather Wuppertal, 1973.
"It began with controversy; in 1973 Pina Bausch was appointed director of dance for the Wuppertal theatres and the form she developed in those early years, a mixture of dance and theatre, was wholly unfamiliar. In her performances the players did not merely dance; they spoke, sang - and sometimes they cried or laughed too. But this strange new work succeeded in establishing itself. […] Dance theatre evolved into a unique genre, inspiring choreographers throughout the world and influencing theatre and classical ballet too.” +