MANCHESTER - The Saturday Series, hosted by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, Burr and Burton Aca demy and the Northshire Performing Arts will present "Pina," a documentary by Wim Wenders on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy.

Described by the New York Times as "ravishing,"this film by German master Wim Wenders has captured the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wen ders had conceived with Bausch a dance film like none seen before, one which would take the fullest advantage yet of new technology to put the viewer deep inside Bausch's playful, thrillingly unpredictable pieces. After her untimely death in 2009, Wenders continued with the project, turning it into the most exciting tribute he could imagine. Sensual and visually stunning, "Pina" takes the audience into Bausch's work in her imaginative sets (a gliding mon o rail, a bare stage covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble.

Tickets for this event are $18 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $9 for students. They can be purchased online at bba. ticketjunior. com. For more information call Burr and Burton Academy's Media and Performing Arts Department at 802-549-8118.


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The Saturday Series is partnered by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, Burr and Burton Academy, and Northshire Performing Arts.