> Documentation 2013

Thumbnail Le Sacre du Printemps by Mary Wigman

Le Sacre du Printemps by Mary Wigman

Henrietta Horn’s reconstruction of Mary Wigman’s 1957 version of The Rite of Spring was enthusiastically received by critics.
Thumbnail The Triadic Ballet

The Triadic Ballet

20 years after the death of Gerhard Bohner, and 70 years after the death of Oskar Schlemmer, the Academy of the Arts reconstructed the Bauhaus ballet in co-operation with the Bavarian State Ballet II.
Thumbnail Wind von West (Cantata)

Wind von West (Cantata)

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.
Thumbnail The Live Legacy Project

The Live Legacy Project

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.
Thumbnail Loops and Lines

Loops and Lines

The ballet company of the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden, in co-operation with Ensemble Modern, demonstrated the importance of Laban’s Movement Study for dance today.
Thumbnail Der Schrank der Georgi (GEORGI’S WARDROBE)

Der Schrank der Georgi (GEORGI’S WARDROBE)

Yvonne Georgi was one of the most important expressionist dance choreographers. Ricardo Fernando and his ensemble used a recording to reconstruct her choreography Glück, Tod und Traum.
Thumbnail Revolution won't be performed

Revolution won't be performed

Using the Communist choreographer Jean Weidt as its staring point, the project took a critical look at the most recent revolutions in Europe.
Thumbnail Tracing Isadora

Tracing Isadora

The ballet company of the Nationaltheater Mannheim dedicated itself to Isadora Duncan, a pioneer of modern dance. A series of events was developed based on Duncan’s 1907 performance in the city.
Thumbnail The Horta Project – SOAP Recreation

The Horta Project – SOAP Recreation

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.
Thumbnail Anastasia/­Shadow


The ballet company of the Saarland State Theatre reconstructed Anastasia by Sir Kenneth MacMillan and contrasted it with a new piece, Shadow.
Thumbnail Abendliche Tänze

Abendliche Tänze

Christoph Winkler looked at a specific form of memory that is contained in the choreographic practice itself. At the same time, he took a critical look at how history is understood in dance today.
Thumbnail undo, redo and repeat

undo, redo and repeat

Choreographers Christina Ciupke and Anna Till looked at how information about past dances by Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss, Dore Hoyer, Pina Bausch and William Forsythe has reached us today.
Thumbnail Anita Berber – Retro/­Perspective

Anita Berber – Retro/­Perspective

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.
Thumbnail PAX 2013

PAX 2013

Leipzig Ballett restaged Uwe Scholz's 1992 choreography Pax Questuosa, which looks at the socio-political situation in the world and in reunified Germany post-Cold War.
Thumbnail Tausend Grüsse

Tausend Grüsse

Under the direction of Steffen Fuchs, Ballett Koblenz restaged two choreographies by Uwe Scholz – Dans la Marche and Die 1000 Grüße. Fuchs rounded off the evening with a homage to Scholz.
Thumbnail Julius Hans Spiegel Centre

Julius Hans Spiegel Centre

How has colonialism influenced German dance? Work with choreographers from three continents produced formats and performances that continued and rewrote this forgotten chapter of German dance history.
Thumbnail The Memory Machine

The Memory Machine

MOUVOIR’s walk-in installation The Memory Machine used contemporary witness reports to bring dance history between 1980 and 2000, a period marked by new concepts and styles, to life.
Thumbnail No [’rait] of spring

No [’rait] of spring

Based on his own experience as a dancer in Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre du Printemps, Josep Caballero García looked at five key female roles in German dance history from the perspective of male dancers.
Thumbnail Ruhr-Ort


In 1991, Susanne Linke created a choreography based on the work of men in steel factories and coalmines. In 2014, she restaged the piece with dancers from the Renegade ensemble.


Juliette Villemin investigated the search for new terms of reference between the body and space in modern dance at the beginning of the 20th century.
Thumbnail I love my dancers

I love my dancers

Uri Turkenich looked at Pina Bausch’s work from 1977 and 1978 in a staged interview with the former Tanztheater Wuppertal dancer Geraldo Si.
Thumbnail Transforming Acts

Transforming Acts

An installation that brought together images of key works by 12 20th century choreographers and directors as well as archive material and video portraits.