Featured Dancer Eddie Martinez to Bring Academy Award Nominated Film “PINA” to The Wichita Center for the Arts

Join this special one-time screening of a film featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer

The Wichita Center for the Arts will be hosting a one-time screening of the Academy Award Nominated film “Pina” by Wim Wenders at WCFTA theatre on Wed., Nov 12 at 7 p.m.

“PINA” is a feature-length dance theatre film illustrating the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in the summer of 2009.

The film takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble, following the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal – the place, which for 35 years was the home and center for Pina Bausch’s creativity.

View the Trailer for the film at: http://www.pina-film.de/en/trailer.html.

Eddie Martinez is a native Kansan and 1989 recipient of a Koch Cultural Trust Fellowship to study dance and perform in New York. He has been a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch dance company since 1995 and is featured in the film. He will be presenting the award- winning documentary and will be available for questions throughout the event.

Join us at 6 p.m. prior to the film screening for light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar reception sponsored by Koch Cultural Trust. Open theatre seating will be available at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are free to the public. More information about the film and this event can be found at: wcfta.com.