Wim Wenders stops Pina Bausch movie

May resume 3D dance film after period of morning

BERLIN – Director Wim Wenders has stopped production on the planned 3D dance film "Pina" following the death of the film's subject -- the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.

Bausch, who is often credited with having revolutionized modern dance, died suddenly on Tuesday. She had been preparing the film project with Wenders, which was to be the first dance film shot in 3-D.

Wenders' production company Neue Road Movies said it had stopped all pre-production work on the film. After the period of mourning, the company will discuss with Bausch's dance company in Wuppertal whether and how to proceed.