Virtual Q&A Happy Hour Q&A with Arantxa Aguirre, director of “Dancing Beethoven”

Dancing Beethoven © Xenix

Tue, 06/02/2020

5:00 PM - 5:45 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 and discussions 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.
We are thrilled to welcome Arantxa Aguirre, the director of Dancing Beethoven, for a virtual Happy Hour Q&A. Arantxa will join us via Zoom from Spain for this discussion on Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm (CDT). The Q&A will be moderated by Caitlin Horsmon.

Arantxa Aguirre © José Mercado About Arantxa Aguirre
Born in Madrid, Arantxa Aguirre has a PH in Spanish Literature and has published two books: Buñuel, A Reader of Galdós (Pérez Galdós International Research Award, 2003) and 34 Actors Talk About Their Job (2008), as a sequel of her documentary film Hecuba: A Dream of Passion (2006) – nominated for the Goya Award. She has worked as assistant director of Pedro Almodóvar, Mario Camus, or Carlos Saura, among other filmmakers.
Her filmography as writer and director includes the award-wining documentaries Le coeur et le courage (2010), American swan in Paris (2011), and Dancing Beethoven (2016), which has been theatrically released in Germany, France, Japan, Switzerland, and Spain. She has also directed many other documentaries and live video recordings such as Mozart’s The Magic Flute, A woman of the theatre, A rose for Antonio Soler, or Love and death: The story of Enrique Granados. Her last work about the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán is now in the editing room. In 2020 she has been elected member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

About Caitlin Horsmon
Cailtin Horsmon is an artist, curator, and professor. She directed the artist-run space Plug Projects and is a founder of Stray Cat Microcinema, the local partner cinema of the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City. 

Grounded in the moving image but integrating installation, sound, sculpture, collaborations, curatorial work, and community programming, her work investigates the obscure and overlooked landscapes of the everyday. It has been exhibited around the world receiving numerous awards and grants.

Caitlin is Associate Professor of Film & Media Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and the chair of the Communication Studies department.  She is a member of the Women’s and Gender Studies and Graduate faculties.   
To join this Zoom event on Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm (CDT), simply send an email to  and we will send you the Zoom access code.