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Produced by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn Directed by Hal Bergsohn European dance theater comes alive through the voices of its creators and fascinating narrative about its originators. Archival footage and excerpts of current repertory demonstrate the forms of this genre. Included are portions of Kurt Jooss’s The Green Table and Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring, as well as excerpts from choreographers Laban, Gert, Bohner, Linke, Reinhild, Hoffman and Baumann. Isa Partsch-Bergsohn was professor of Dance at University of Arizona (Tuscon), and also taught at Sarah Lawrence College; University of California, Santa Barbara; and California Institute of the Arts. Program of Dance Excerpts and Interviews in Order of Appearance: Krisztina de Châtel: Lines Jutta Hell, Dieter Baumann: Rubato Gerhard Bohner: Solo Susanne Linke: Dialogue with Gerhard Bohner Christine Brunel: Tree Study Richard Wherlock: Rebus Jochen Schmidt, Dance Critic Jochen Schlömer: Bach’s Goldberg Variations Daniel Goldin: Paperchildren Valeska Gert “Farewell Scene” of The Green Table, HET Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam Sasha Waltz: Travelogue-Twenty to eight Johann Kresnik: Frida Kahlo Kresnik: Macbeth Kresnik: Pasolini Pavel Mikulástik: La Strada Pina Bausch: rehearsal of Le Sacre du Printemps Sasha Waltz: Travelogue-Twenty to eight Hoffmann: Zeche II Susanne Linke: Frauenballet Linke and Urs Dietrich: Affecte Linke interview Brunel: Solo ’95 Dance Stage Laban: Demonstrations of Laban's work in the early twentieth century Kurt Jooss interview Anna Markard (daughter of Kurt Jooss) rehearses scenes of The Green Table Daniel Goldin rehearsal of Esperas Rui Horta: Object constant

European Dance Theatre DVD

  • DVD 60 min., color/b&w, 1997
  • VDH024
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