Mary Wigman – Die Seele des Tanzes (Mary Wigman – The soul of dance)

Mary Wigman – Die Seele des Tanzes (Mary Wigman – The soul of dance)


Friday, 10. November // 04.00 – ca. 05.30 p.m.
From 14 years
Passage Kinos
Free entrance
Reservation free tickets

    • Film
    • Film

    By Norbert Busè & Christof Debler

    Mary Wigman (1886-1973) was the most important dancer and choreographer in German Ausdruckstanz. Between 1920 and 1935, she made the new dance direction not only famous in Germany, but also in Europe and the USA. Up until today, her influence has remained relevant for modern dance.

    The film shows stations in her life, her education in Hellerau and on Monte Verità in Switzerland with Rudolf von Laban, her tours and her life as a dancer in rare film footage. Interviews give an impression of meetings, among others with her student Susanne Linke, her pianist Kurt Schwaen and Sasha Waltz, on whom she had great impact.

    In cooperation with ARTE

    At 08. and 09. Nov. will be shown three choreographies of Mary Wigman.

    Script and direction: Norbert Busè & Christof Debler

    Camera: Norbert Busè / Sound: Christof Debler

    ARTE / ZDF, filmhouse & nb media
    Germany, USA 2007 / Duration: 52 minutes

    Film-introduction and discussion with Katja Erfurth, dancer and choreographer, Board Villa Wigman für TANZ e. V., Dresden:
    Prof. Dr. Patrick Primavesi, theatre scholar, Universität Leipzig, and director of Tanzarchiv Leipzig e. V.

    Photo: Mary Wigman »Abschied und Dank« (1942)

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