Tanzt, tanzt sonst sind wir verloren!



Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) vergibt die Auszeichnung:
Tanzfilm, Prädikat besonders wertvoll

https://i2.wp.com/i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01434/pina-bausch_1434819c.jpgPina Bausch war eine der größten Balletttänzerinnen und –choreographinnen unserer Zeit. In Wuppertal gründete sie 1973 das Wuppertaler Tanztheater und arbeitete dort mit ihrer stetig wachsenden internationalen Truppe bis zu ihrem plötzlichen Tod im Jahr 2009. Wim Wenders porträtiert ihre Arbeit auf herausragende Weise. Mit der 3D-Technik findet er eine filmische Ausdrucksmöglichkeit, die das Faszinosum der Tanz-Avandgarde facettenreich bebildert. Wenders mischt Ausschnitte aus Pinas berühmten Bühneninszenierungen mit einzigartigen Choreographien auf Straßen, Plätzen und an atemberaubenden architektonischen Orten. Interviews mit Mitgliedern des Ensembles zeugen von Pinas unerschöpflich künstlerischer Kraft, ihrer tiefen Menschlichkeit und der nie versiegenden Besessenheit an der Kunstform Tanz.

Wenders PINA ist eine Liebeserklärung an ihre Person, eine Hommage an die Künstlerin und eine filmische Verbeugung vor dem Tanz.

MyTree.TV empfiehlt sich diesen Film anzuschauen und dann die ganze Nacht tanzen zu gehen denn Tanzen ist die senkrechte Ausführung eines waagrechten Verlangens, eines aufrechten Individuums!


Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to change the world

Ananda Shankar Jayant fights cancer with dance

Beim Tanzen gibt es keine Fehler, nur Variationen!

(Flavio Alborino)

India Blooms: Stories in Motion: Dance in India

As part of Chicago Opera Theater’s India Blooms in Chicago festival celebrating the production of John Adams’ newest opera, A Flowering Tree, COT presented “Stories in Motion: Narrative Dance in India” at the International House at University of Chicago. See how various styles of Indian dance shape storytelling thru footwork, gesture, athleticism and music. Dancers Rumya P. Chatterjee (Kuchipudi), Shipra Mehrotra (Odissi), Kiran Chouhan (Kathak) with commentary by University of Chicago Professor Wendy Doniger. Done in partnership with University of Chicago (Graham School of General Studies, South Asia Language and Area Center, and International House) and Anila Sinha Foundation.

You know you’re dancing when tears of pain and happiness blend in with your sweat!

“A DANCER’S LIFE” (56min)

Breakdance – Shake the City!



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Dance Quotes

“Dance isn’t a form it’s a way of life.” ~anonymous

“Dancers are the athletes of God.” ~Albert Einstein

“To tap or not to tap…silly question!!” ~anonymous

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”

“Whatever you want to do, do it. There are only so many tomorrows”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” ~Albert Einstein

“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.” ~Agnes De Mille

“If dancing were any easier it would be called football.” ~anonymous

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.” ~anonymous

“Try to be fearless, because fear can inhibit you and keep you from a life.” ~Miranda Weese (NYCB)

“If ballet was easy then everyone would be doing it.” ~anonymous


“Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.” ~anonymous

“The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing… there are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words. There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. This is the dancer’s justification for being, and his reason for searching further for deeper aspects of his art.” ~Doris Humphrey, 1937

“Behind each victory is a long train of suffering!” ~anonymous

“I don’t have an attitude, I’m just REALLY good!” ~Dance Caravan

“The people who do not dance are the dead.” ~Jerry Rose of Dance Caravan

“Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.” ~anonymous

“If you say you can you can, but if you say you can’t your right!” ~anonymous

“You know you’re dancing when tears of pain and happiness blend in with your sweat” ~anonymous

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”

“Artists lead unglamorous daily lives of discipline and routine, but their work is full of passion. Each has a vision and feels responsibility to that vision.” ~Merryl Brockway

“Dancers are an admirable bunch of people. The way they work. The stress is extraordinary. It’s a difficult career. I think it’s hellish; the fact that they are over the hill as they’re emotionally maturing. That calls for a terrific strength of character.” ~Lady D. MacMillan

Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other.” ~George Borodin

It’s what I always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun the joy of dance.” ~Martha Graham

“Life is a dance, from one stage to the next.””Set yourself up for success and anything is possible.”

“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.”

“Dancers aren’t made of their technique, but their passion.”

“Your love for yourself is only shown when you are dancing freely.”

“Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.” ~George Balanchine

“When AIDS is stopped we will dance for joy. Until then we will dance for life.”

“Dancers are among the most passionate and dedicated of artists and rarely take their work for granted.”

“You can’t see a painter or a writer or a musician if you just look at them, but you can see a dancer in a child if they’ve studied ballet for a year.” ~”The Dancer and the Dance” movie

“You can’t make a pointe if you don’t understand the details.”

The teacher doesn’t teach, not really. The teacher offers stimulation and ways in which the person can educate himself or herself. At best the teacher wakes up that person and makes a person hungry.

Dancers work and live from the inside. They drive themselves constantly producing a glow that lights not only themselves but audience after audience.” ~M. Louis

“When in doubt……dance!”

“Why do I dance?…..Why do I breathe?” ~anonymous

“A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks. Music is in our hearts from the beginning.” ~Pamela Brown

“Tomorrow’s success begins today.”

“Then come the lights shining on you from above. You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance.” ~Shirley Maclaine

“You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart.” ~Unknown

“I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.” ~Ruth St. Denis

“Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love.” ~Lois Hurst

“Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.” ~Jaques D’ambroise

“You know you’re dancing when tears of pain and happiness blend in with your sweat” ~anonymous

All there is to be said for work compared to dance is that the latter is so much easier.” ~Heywood Brown

“Dance for life.”


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