Film series on Dance, Dance-theatre and theatre

Film, Dance, Theater
16.10 - 21.10.2011
Natarani amphitheatre area, Darpana
Organizer: Goethe-Zentrum Ahmedabad & Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai in cooperation with Ahmedabad International Arts Festival (AIAF) And Darpana Academy

Date: Sunday, 16.10.2011, 7.30 p.m.


7.30 p.m.

A film “Palucca” celebrating the life of famous choreographer/ teacher Gret Palucca. (1902-1993)

About the film:
Dir: Konrad Hirsch and Ralf Stabel, 2002, 56 min.

The leading lights in the German expressive dance movement flourished during the 1920s and 1930s, the fame of this German dancer was mainly based on her teaching work at her own school which she founded in Dresden in 1925. Despite the altercations with GDR cultural officials and the requirements of socialist realism she tried to inspire not only physical but intellectual and artistic creativity and individuality in her students, Ruth Berghaus and Lotte Gosslar among them. Gret Palucca was one of the founding members of the GDR Akademie der Künste and acting vice president from 1965 to 1970.

About the Dance Performance: The Liberation of the Body by Hrishikesh Pawar’s Centre of Contemporary Dance, Pune

Sunday, 16.10.2011
The Liberation of the Body

16.10.2011, 8.30 p.m.
“What is the basis for the educational influence of music on the body and one’s perception of motion, weight and space? What are the effects of these perceptions on musicality? Do movements in space influence the music? In this journey towards liberation, the body unfolds some real stories. Those aren’t the criteria. Dance is much too important. But I see so many other things as dance!” – Hrishikesh Pawar

Choreography: Hrishikesh Pawar
Lights: Vikrant Thakar
Dancers: Hrishikesh Pawar, Maithily Bhupatkar, Nikita Patel, Samia Lamouri

Film series on Dance, Dance-theatre and theatre

17.10. – 21.10.2011

Daily at 8.30 pm at Natarani/Darpana

Monday, 17.10.2011
In Search of Dance - Pina Bausch's Other Theatre
(Auf der Suche nach Tanz- Das andere Theater der Pina Bausch)

Dir: Patricia Corboud, 1993, 29 min
Hardly anyone had ever heard of Pina Bausch when she was appointed director of ballet in Wuppertal in 1973. Since then, she and her troupe have acquired world fame and the "Wuppertal Theatre of Dance" can look back on roughly 50 tours through more than 20 countries. Despite her world fame, Pina Bausch has never turned her back on Wuppertal.

Tuesday, 18.10.2011
Folkwang meets Afrika

Dir: Ulrich Scholz, Heide Marie Härtel, 2008, 56 min
At the beginning of 2006 Henrietta Horn, artistic director of Folkwang Dance Studios, joined forces with dancers from Cameroon to create a dance performance for the Yaoundé dance festival. International dance trends have yet to make their mark in this part of Africa: an exciting scenario and fertile ground for both the choreographer and the film, which documents this process of intercultural exchange.

Wednesday, 19.10.2011
Dido & Aeneas

Dir: Peter Schönhofer, 2005, 98min
Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera “Dido and Aeneas” tells the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and her Trojan visitor Aeneas, whose love for one another is thwarted by the machinations of a group of witches. The spectacular staging of the opera features choreography throughout the performance. This is without a doubt one of Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz’s greatest works.

Thursday, 20.10.2011
Rhythm is it!

Dir: Thomas Grube, Enrique Sánchez Lansch,2004, 104 min
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s first major educational project under the guidance of the Briton Royston Maldoom: 250 children and young adults from diverse social and geographical backgrounds study his choreography for Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps”. Meanwhile, the Berlin Philharmonic is busy rehearsing Stravinsky’s composition under Sir Simon Rattle. This rousing documentary culminates with a much-lauded performance in the Treptow arena.

Friday, 21.10.2011
Addicted to Acting! (Die Spielwütigen)

Dir: Andres Veiel, 2003, 108 min
Four drama students are observed during their training at the reputed Ernst Busch school of drama in Berlin. They are very different as regards their vita, their mentality and their social conduct, but they share the same passion for drama. They conclude their training successfully and we also hear of their first professional experiences.


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