Incorporating choreography by Sandra Kaufmann, Wandering Bird, as stated, integrates costume away from everyday fashion or reference to Robert Longo’s wall art, yet still is able to make subtle reference to the intimate psychology that Pina Bausch has instituted into contemporary dance movement. Simultaneously resonating a variety of eclectic cultures, music from the Pina film soundtrack is echoed.
The montage of Wandering Bird is a fresh reminder, to again quote contemporary art’s philosopher, Rancière: “in order to bring theatre back to its true essence, [the spectator] must be confronted with the spectacle of something strange, which stands as an enigma and demands that he investigate the reason for its strangeness. He must be pressed to abandon the role of passive viewer and to take on that of the scientist who observes phenomena and seeks their cause.” ― from The Emancipated Spectator, 2011
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Aaron Sheppard, Curator
 Pina, directed by Wim Wenders, 2011