Philippina "Pina" Bausch (27 July 1940 – 30 June 2009) was a German performer of modern dance, choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director. With her unique style, a blend of movement, sound, and prominent stage sets, and with her elaborate collaboration with performers during the development of a piece, a style now known as Tanztheater (Dance theatre), she became a leading influence in the field of modern dance from the 1970s on. She created the company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch which performs internationally.
In 2008, world famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard of her to be part of her dance piece Kontakthof (Contact Zone).
While the film serves as a fitting elegy for Bausch, it also speaks to young people seeking creative fulfillment ... a stimulating examination of the many ways in which art can give an electric charge to everyday experience. Marking the last filmed appearance of the late German dancer choreographer Pina Bausch, the inspiring Dancing Dreams illuminates the participants’ emotional journey as well as the versatility of the strenuous, emotion-filled choreography