German Dance and Expressionist Cinema

Film, Dance und Theater
16.01.2013, 18:00 hr
Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
040 - 23350040

This is the first of a series of lectures-cum-workshop on Goethe-Zentrum’s Terrace. With the aim of creating an occasion for in-depth knowledge in some fields of German culture, we open this series to everyone who has an interest in the many facets of German culture.

To begin with, a lecture on German Expressionist Cinema is conducted by Sridala Swami, followed by a lecture on German Dance with focus on Pina Bausch by Anna Edlin. The frontal lectures (of 30 minutes each) are followed by a workshop of 30 minutes, where the attendants will elaborate the taught material. 

About German Expressionist Cinema:

German Expressionism refers to a number of creative movements beginning in Germany before the First World War that reached a peak in Berlin during the 1920s. Many critics see a direct tie between cinema and architecture of the time. An excellent example on this is Fritz Lang’s notorious film “Metropolis”, as evidenced by the enormous power plant glimpses of the massive yet pristine ‘upper’ city.

About Pina Bausch:

Philippina “Pina” Bausch (27 July 1940 – 30 June 2009) was a German performer of modern dance, choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director. With her unique style, a blend of movements, sounds and prominent stage sets, and with her elaborate cooperation with performers during the composition of a piece (a style now known as Tanztheater), she became a leading influence since the 1970s in the world of modern dance.

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