The first part of the three-part Stravinsky evening Frühlingsopfer (Rite of Spring), Wind Von West was reconstructed with dancers from the Folkwang University of the Arts and the Julliard School in New York.
Angela Guerreiro investigated the connections between German contemporary dance and the Judson Dance Theatre in New York. Dancers, choreographers, students, teachers and experts came together for the six-day symposium.
In the 1990s, dance in the German state of Hesse and the country as a whole was heavily influenced by Rui Horta and his company SOAP. Tanzcompagnie Gießen restaged two of Horta’s works with Horta himself as director.
Scandal is the reason most people know about this 1920s dance icon, but Anita Berber was also an international star with great ability. This festival by and with MS Schrittmacher was dedicated to Berber as a dancer.