Nowhere (For Pina)

A couple undress each other, assisted by the hands of many others. This is a rather stunning visual piece that is primarily about movement but it’s also surprisingly erotic.

The blurb: “Nowhere” explores the nature of the theatrical stage itself, a spatial mechanism continually transformed and redefined by the human presence to denote any place, and yet designed to be a non-place. 26 performers measure and mark out the space using their bodies, pitting themselves against its dimensions and technical capabilities in a site-specific performance that can be presented nowhere else.

This central scene is dedicated to the memory of Pina Bausch.

The piece was created in 2009 to inaugurate the renovated Main Stage of the Greek National Theatre in Athens.

Length: 3:45
Director: Dimitris Papaioannou

Here is the director’s site