Pina Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal have created a global art form, captivating audiences worldwide. In their ‘theater of experience’, the notion of dance as an art of pleasant appearance is finally laid to rest so that the question of what moves the dancing body and why it moves can be asked. In this monograph, Norbert Servos carefully considers a significant artist, one of the most influential female choreographers alive today. In portraits of each individual piece, he sescribes Pina Bausch’s oeuvre, shedding light on her working methods and phyilsophy. In a comprehensive visual section, the photographer Gert Weigelt provides another view of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, showing the emotional force and physical presence of its most prominent players.