Still processing last Thursday’s presentation of Pina, the documentary ode to German choreographer Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. Made in 3D, the film explores the limitations of 2D cinema as a tool for representing dance, and was particularly effective in the early scenes depicting Bauch’s take on Right of Spring/Le Sacre du Printemps. With her company DanzTheater Wuppertal, Bausch had the resources to put a lot of bodies on stage, and the 3D vews provided particularly visceral access to the dancers’ physicality. Beginning with the application of a layer of dirt to the stage floor, Pina’s Printemps involves us in the sweat and the grime of the piece directly; the viewer can almost smell the choreography. Thursday’s shows at Portland’s Cinema 21 were particularly auspicious with Wenders attending and taking questions from the audience. He is a reassuring figure, a thoughtful artist who makes serious art, and worthy of his success over the last 30+ years. Be sure to also check out last week’s interview with Wenders on OPB’s Think Out Loud.