Sunday, November 27, 15:30, ERARTA
Program 4: Teens and Pina Bausch
With the support from the Goethe Cultural Center in St. Petersburg
"New London Calling" (10 minutes, 2010, USA)
dir. Alla Kovgan
chor. Alissa Cardone and Ingird Schatz
unsupervised tribe of 75 children take over the entire city
of New London, creating their rites and rituals through playing
street games. Their vibrant spirit evokes hopes for the future
but also melancholy about the glorious past of children culture
disappearing from the streets of American cities.
Kovgan is a Moscovite sharing her life between
Russia and the United States since 1996. She has made numerous
award-winning films and multimedia performances. She is also
a founder and the Programmer of the Kinodance Festival. "Dear
Kinodance goers, because of the birth of my son, I can't be
with you this year so I am sending my latest film in hope
that it will warm up your hearts during the dark winter days!"
Dreams" (89 minutes, 2010, Germany)
dir. Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffman
chor. Pina Bausch
2008, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina
Bausch selected 40 teenagers to be part of
her dance piece "KONTAKTOFF". For 10 months through
opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch’s genius
and their own bodies. Pina Bausch died in 2009; a sensation
at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival, "Dancing Dreams"
is a testament to Bausch’s revolutionary work.
Linsel is a journalist and publicist, born
in Wuppertal – the home of Pina Bausch's TANZTHEATRE.
She studied art, art history and literature. Since 1980s,
she has been involved into the cultural programming at the
German Television ZDF and WDR producing TV shows and documentaries.
the last 40 years, Pina Bausch
has been one of the most influential and controversial
choreographers in the world. Her work has challenged the formalist
aesthetic of modern dance, inspired many generations of dancers
and choreographers, and provoked questions around gender,
violence, and society.
© KinodanceRussia, 2011