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|Named Person:||William Forsythe|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Tom Stromberg; Daniela Kurz; Reinhild Hoffmann; Birgit Keil; Jo Fabian; Rui Horta; Johannes Odenthal; Huaimin Lin; Hans-Thies Lehmann; Vivienne Newport; Odile Roquet; Romana Kryzanowska; George Tabori; Madeleine M Nichols; Cesc Gelabert; Abdelaziz Sarrokh; Jan Linkens; John Neumeier; Davide Bombana; Dieter Heitkamp; Claudia Jeschke; Pina Bausch; Susanne Linke; Meryl Tankard; Georg Lechner; Heide-Marie Härtel; Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
|Language Note:||Titles in English and German; English narration; interviews in English or in German with English subtitles.|
|Notes:||Subtitle on accomp. material: Danceland Germany.|
|Performer(s):||Narrators: Gabriele Blum, Hans-Joachim Wolf, Katheleen Fitzgerald, Nigel Whittaker.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (PAL) (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Farbe, Raum, Bewegung: die bildenden Kunste und der Tanz = Colour, space, motion: dance and the fine arts (ca. 10 min.) This chapter explores connections between dance and visual arts; begins with a look at Documenta X, an art exhibition that includes theater and dance performances, and continues with discussion of choreographic works inspired by visual arts and museum exhibits focusing on artists' visions of dance. Includes commentary by Tom Stromberg, Heiner Goebbels, Dr. Ursel Berger, and brief excerpts from the dance pieces xyz: bewegtes Opfer by VA Wölfl; Here to here by Saburo Teshigawara; and Monochrome by Daniela Kurz, a piece inspired by the life and work of Yves Klein. Schrittfolgen international: Folkloristische Ressourcen im Buhnentanz heute = Back to the roots: linking dance and folklore (10 min.) This chapter explores the relationships between folklore, traditional dance and modern dance forms, looking at the legacy of Nazi exploitation of German folklore and oppression of expressionist dancers; the study of international dance forms; and the influence of globalism on German dance. Includes commentary from Dr. Johannes Odenthal, Joseph Eder, Lin Hwai-min, Britta Adam, and brief excerpts from Inuk by Meryl Tankard; Bayerwald Passion 1 by Joseph Eder; Dankhang by Henrietta Horn; Cancionero--Leiderbuch by Daniel Golden; Der Fensterputzer by Pina Bausch; Songs of the Wanderers by Lin Hwai-min; Les Noces (reconstruction) by Bronislava Nijinska; Angst und Geometrie by Gerhard Bohner. Frankfurt: Tanzstadt--ein Diskurs: ein Symposium und die freien Choreographen der Stadt = Frankfurt as dance center: politics and performers (8 min.) This chapter focuses on Frankfurt as a cultural capital; begins with footage from a symposium, "Vision, future, theater 2010," a debate about government involvement in culture and the crisis caused by diminishing financial support for the arts, and continuing with discussion of artists based in Frankfurt, including the influence of William Forsythe. Includes commentary from Prof. Dr. Hans-Thies Lehmann, Vivienne Newport, Prof. Hilmar Hoffmann, Dieter Buroch, Tom Stromberg; and brief excerpts from Museo di Danza by Marie-Luise Thiele; Awesome monotony by Vivienne Newport; Skinks by Jacopo Godani. Hochstleistungs-Tanz: Tanz als Sport mit ästhetischem anliegen = High-performance dance: where dance and sport meet (10 min.) Themes in this chapter are the influence of breakdancing, the increasing importance of technique, athleticism and virtuosity in the dance world, the need for dancers to adapt to diverse styles, and the importance of dance medicine, kinesiology and Pilates. Includes commentary by Abdelaziz Sarrokh, Birgit Keil, Krzysztof Nowogrodzki, Odile Roquet, Romana Kryzanowska; and brief excerpts from Carte blanche by Abdelaziz Sarrokh; Medium rare by Eliot Feld; Inuk by Meryl Tankard; Allee der Kosmonauten by Sasha Waltz; Rhythm control, a video by Bilbo Mylene Calvez. Die Bewegung der Sprache: Sprechtheater und Tanztheater = Language in motion: dance and drama (10 min.) This chapter looks at the use of speech and drama in dance, and the increasing awareness of movement and physicality in theater. Includes commentary by George Tabori, Ursula Hopfner-Tabori, Dr. Michael Merschmeier, Jo Fabian, Mechthild Grossman, and brief excerpts from Der Fensterputzer by Pina Bausch; Gastmahl der Liebe by Johann Kresnik; Clockwork orange by Christine Friedrich; Anna by Marco Santi; Frau in Schwarz: house of Lorca 1 by Jo Fabian. Keine Zukunft ohne Vergangenheit: Archive und Buhne als lebende Tanzmuseen = No future without the past: the stage as living museum (14 min.) This chapter focuses on dance archives and their role in preserving dance from the past through film, video and notation. Begins with a segment on the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library, and also focuses on the Tanzarchiv Leipzig and Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, which offers courses in dance reconstruction. Also looks at the issue of copyright protection for dance works, and concludes with the celebration for the opening of the Museum of the German Dance Archive in Köln. Includes commentary from Madeleine Nichols, Cesc Gelabert, Claudia Jeschke, Monika Schneider, Quentin Rouillier, Jacqueline Challet, Prof. Dr. Paul W. Hortin, Prof. Dr. Han-Thies Lehmann; and brief excerpts from Im (Goldenen) Schnitt by Gerhard Bohner; Die Vögel by Kurt Jooss; L'Après-midi d'un faune (reconstruction from dance notation set down by Vaslav Nijinsky.). Musik und Tanz: Vier Varianten im Umgang miteinander = Sound, music and dance: four variations on a theme (9 min.) This chapter examines the relationship between dance and music through four choreographic examples. Includes commentary by Wladimir Jurowski, John Neumeier, Axel-Frank Singer, Dieter Heitkamp; and excerpts from Takt by Jan Linkens; VIVALDI oder Was ihr Wolt by John Neumeier; Ein Traumspiel by Davide Bombana; Le disperazioni del Signor Pulcinella by Dieter Heitkamp. Die Globalen Intendanten: eine Reise durch die Tanzwelt der Goethe-Institute = The movers behind the scenes: a journey through the dance world of the German Goethe Institute (16 min.) This chapter presents cultural exchanges between the German dance world and other countries through projects sponsored by the Goethe Institute: the choreographer Reinhild Hoffmann creates a ballet in Ankara, Turkey; Susanne Linke teaches workshops in Columbo, Sri Lanka; the S.O.A.P. dance company performs at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Interviewees speak about the Goethe Institute as a representative of German culture, the challenges of cultural exchange; and financial pressures on the German dance world. Includes commentary by Dr. Georg Lechner, Prof. Hilmer Hoffmann, Marion Haase, Beyhan Murphy, Reinhild Hoffmann, Dr. Stefan Dreyer, Susanne Linke, Ute Kirchhelle, Judith Maiworm, Laura Marini, Rui Horta, Dietmar Janeck, Dr. Stephan Nobbe; and brief excerpts from Sir-Mekan by Reinhild Hoffmann, performed by Ballett Ankara; Object constant by Rui Horta, performed by S.O.A.P.|
|Series Title:||Tele-Tanzjournal, no. 3.|
|Other Titles:||Danceland Germany|
|Responsibility:||co-produced by the Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut and ZDF/3sat ; directed by Heide-Marie Härtel.|
- Goethe-Institut (Munich, Germany)
- New York Public Library. -- Dance Division.
- Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris.
- Tanzarchiv Leipzig.
- Forsythe, William, -- 1949- -- Influence.
- Angst und Geometrie (Choreographic work : Bohner)
- Medium: rare (Choreographic work : Feld)
- Im (goldenen) Schnitt (Choreographic work : Bohner)
- Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
- Dance -- Germany.
- Modern dance -- Germany.
- Dance companies -- Germany.
- Choreographers -- Germany.
- Dance -- Study and teaching -- Germany.
- Dance in art.
- Folklore -- Germany.
- Music and dance.
- Dance -- Germany -- Frankfurt.