Almost simultaneously with the appearance of film, several dance movements in Europe and the US line up to overcome the classical ballet. Dance is conceived as a major element of a modern physical culture, enabling people to recover to some extent from dailyenergy-sapping industrial work routines.
Already at an early stage film transforms dancing rhythms and dynamics through its own means: movements are deconstructed and re-assembled through editing, body details are highlighted, single sequences are underlined in slow-motion. A ‚dancing camera‘ indulges itself into the rhythm of greatly choreographed ballets, balls, shows, and open air dances. To present the diversity of traditional and modern dance styles is an ongoing challenge for the cinema and its pictures in motion. The exhibition approaches its subject in five rooms. It visits various dancing sites, shows dancers and tells dancing stories, and locates the art of dance within film genres in which choreographies enchantand transform the world.
Screenings, workshops and partys accompany the exhibition.
open: Di – So, 10 am – 18 pm