DANCE SALON 02_”THE LIVE LEGACY PROJECT” and the american. Dance Modernism of the 70s
Filmvortrag | 10.1.2016
Correspondences between Contemporary Dance in Germany and the
Judson Dance Theater Movement in the USA (Preview)
A week-long symposium took place at the Tanzhaus Düsseldorf in mid-2014, which focused on the influence of America’s dance revolution in the 1960s on dance history in Germany. In a total of 60 different events (workshops, round-table discussions / performances etc.), still active contemporary witnesses, dance scholars and performers of today worked on this topic across generations and genres. The dance revolution promoted and created a wealth of new movement techniques and cross-disciplinary forms of choreography, which have found their way into the independent scene as well as into established dance institutions.
The film is an example of this.
The filmic examination of the project is almost complete. A one-hour version is available. In the course of 2016, the film will be enriched with historical visual examples in close cooperation with the project leaders from Germany and the USA. The premiere of the final version will be in June 2016 at the invitation of the 4th Dance Congress
Germany in Hanover.
TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANY (parts from a recording of the last Europatournée)
The choreographer Trisha Brown was one of the co-founders of the Judson Dance movement. Her famous company toured Europe for the last time (before closing) in 2014. Commissioned by the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the
German Dance Film Institute recorded this guest performance in Berlin. In Tanzsalon 02 we show parts of this recording with older, but also newer pieces by the style-defining
A glimpse into the “film kitchen” of the Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen.