DANCE AND TIME – FILM ESSAYS
Thomas Thorausch presents the echoes of these continously resounding utopias in the art of dance and film.
Silent floating in the air and apparent victory over gravity? No longer valid. By attaching key importance to music, the 20th century modern dance definitely cracked down on idelogy focused on dreams. Moreover, dance gained political dimension by freeing itself from the narrative character to which it had been, as it was thought, inextricably tied, and started to use a completely new language. Introducing a new film medium into dance speeds up and radicalizes the development of these new tendencies. This process is still coninuing, irreversibly chaniging the perception of dance. Unlike in the case of pictures, where our eyes register motionless obejcts only,in film bodies in constant motion are highly conspicuous,
Thomas Thorausch – a deputy director of the German Dance Archive Cologne. Having graduated from theatrology, general and comparative literary science and American studies at the Free University of Berlin, he worked as an assistant director and playwright in Essen, Cologne, Regensburg, and was involved in development of independent theatre productions in North Rhine-Westphalia region.
TIME AND BODY
9.10.2017 / 6:00 p.m./ free entrance
POLITICS AND MOTION
10.10.2017 / 6:00 p.m./ free entrance