Digital Film Screening Dancing Beethoven

Dancing Beethoven © Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH

Fri, 05/29/2020 -
Thu, 06/04/2020

4:00 PM - 4:00 PM


LUDWIG VAN: A cinematic celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday

A digital film series by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City
Our Digital Film Haus is celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series featuring various documentaries about LUDWIG VAN. Each film focuses on a different aspect of the composer’s work and life to explore influences and interpretations of his unforgettable music.
Dancing Beethoven 
By: Arantxa Aguirre  
Switzerland, Spain 2016
79 min.
French, English, Japanese Spanish with English subtitles
Choreographer Maurice Béjart, who died in 2007, adapted Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as an energetic ballet version in which dance and Beethoven go hand in hand.
Spanish director Arantxa Aguirre accompanied the rehearsals for a performance of Béjart’s piece in Japan over a period of nine months. Her documentary film Dancing Beethoven portrays the creation process, illustrates the mental and physical trials that the actors go through during the preparation, and functions also as a homage to Maurice Béjart, Beethoven, and the arts.

Curious to learn more about the film? Join us for a Happy Hour Q&A with director Arantxa Aguirre on Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm (CDT). The talk will take place on Zoom, Arantxa will join us from Spain. More here.
The film will be available to stream on Vimeo for one week from Friday, May 29tht at 4:00 pm (CDT) to Thursday, June 4th at 4:00 pm (CDT).
Please send an email to for the Vimeo link and the temporary password.