For Stella Tinbergen’s film, the dance expert and historian Claudia Jeschke attempted to reconstruct a few of Sacharoff’s dances with the dancers Josep Caballero Garcia and Rainer Krenstetter, as well as students on the Dance degree course at the Frankfurt University for Music and Performing Arts. Jeske discussed the challenges and surprise moments of this work, the significance of the Sacharoffs for art and dance history and the question “What is virtuoso?” in an interview with Tinbergen und Krenstetter at the Mainzer Kammerspiele theatre in August 2013.
PROF. DR. CLAUDIA JESCHKE
A theatre studies and German language and literature student in Munich, Prof. Dr. Jeschke graduated in 1979 and worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Theatre Studies at the University of Munich from 1980 to 1990. In 1994, she became a professor at the Institute of Theatre Studies in Leipzig and honorary director of the Leipzig Dance Archive. In 2000, she became a professor of dance studies at the University of Music in Cologne and then in 2004 at Salzburg University where she ran the Derra de Moroda Dance Archives. She has been a guest professor at various European, American and Asian universities. She also works as a dramaturge, choreographer and exhibition designer, as well as a co-author of TV programmes and DVDs about dance.
A graduate of the Graz Art School and the Film Academy in Vienna, Tinbergen has been producing her own film projects since 1991, including the scenic documentary film Marianne von Werefkin, Ich lebe nur durch das Auge, which was commended for being “valuable”, as well as the documentary film Der Fall Mischa E., which won the Robert Geisendörfer Prize, and Siegfried – Geister, die ich rief, which won the journalist prize “Schizophrenia and Stigma – Mit psychisch Kranken leben” in 2006.
Tinbergen’s films are regularly shown at film festivals, in cinemas and on TV (arte/3Sat).
After completing his classical training at the Royal Ballet School in London and the Vienna State Opera ballet school, Krenstetter went on to dance in the ballet companies of the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera (Unter den Linden) and the Staatsballett Berlin where he became a principal dancer in 2013. He is currently a principal dancer at Miami City Ballet.