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Wenders Creates 3-D Tribute To Choreographer 'Pina'

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The German choreographer Philippina Bausch — known to the world simply as Pina — transformed the art of modern dance.

When director Wim Wenders first saw a dance performance choreographed by Bausch over 20 years ago, he cried in awe. When the two met, they started planning a film that would capture her unique style of dance. Bausch died of lung cancer just days before filming started.

Wenders created the 3-D documentary Pina -- nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature — as a tribute.

He talks with NPR's Neal Conan about the film and his friend, Pina.

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