HOMMAGE AN DEN LEGENDÄREN CHOREOGRAFEN UND TÄNZER – 3D Dokumentarfilm „CUNNINGHAM“

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How dancers learn steps?

How to achive Automaticity?

I found this amazing video of the Royal Ballet on Youtube and want to share it with you the science of how dancers learn choreography. What happens in the dancer’s brain? How does dance effect the brain?

The Royal Ballet Company loves to enriching people’s lives through ballet. It offers a lot for all ballet lovers, digital and learning platforms for young people and adults, international touring, ROH live cinema every season all over the world. Ballet production were regularly streamed online. In times of covid 19 the Royal Opera started a fanatic programme for free to please all ballet fans.

Have a look: https://www.roh.org.uk/about/the-royal-ballet

It’s often said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert, but what happens in a ballet dancer’s brain when they learn choreography?
Royal Ballet dancer Gemma Pitchley-Gale is joined by neuroscientists, healthcare professionals and psychologists to find out how performers learn, and the techniques they can employ to improve their performance. ©Royal Ballet London

Source: Royal Opera House, 28.10.2019

What Dance Can Do – Bring Dance to Children

Dance changes lives. We have seen it happen!

Interview with Aurélia Sellier, Founder and President of „The What Dance Can Do Project“.

Tell me about „The What Dance Can Do Project“.

We fund dance programs and events for children and young adults made vulnerable by illness, poverty or exile. We also aim to celebrate the power of dance by sharing the stories of dancers, and encourage the work of people who use their art to make the world a better place.

I founded this international Switzerland-based non-profit organization in 2018. It’s run by a team of volunteers, based in Zurich, Paris, Brussels and Wellington. Our first destination was the township of Gugulethu near Cape Town, where we collected stories of the teacher, dancer and social entrepreneur Theo NDindwa and his students and made photographs. Photography is an important medium for us, and we had our work, text by me and images by the photographer Selina Meier exhibited in Copenhagen thanks to The Royal Danish Ballet.

Help us and bring dance to children – Introduction by Selina Meier and Aurélia Sellier
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Fallen – A Dance Performance

Tanz und Video als Auseinandersetzung mit der Vergangenheit, gegenwart und Zukunft

Im Rahmen von #ZeitsprungIndustrie Baden findet diese Live-Performance mit 5 Tänzerinnen am 3. und 4. September 2020 in der alten Metallgiesserei in Rieden statt. Bitte reservieren!

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Betroffenheit by Crystal Pite 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

watch this outstanding work on Marquee.TV

It’s one of the best choreographies I’ve seen. As many of you know, I really love the contemporary works of Crystal Pite, an outstanding female choreographer who works internationally with the best companies.

DIRECTOR Crystal Pite, Jonathon Young, Jeff Tudor
STARRING Kidd Pivot, Electric Company Theatre, Bryan Arias, David Raymond, Cindy Salgado, Jermaine Spivey, Tiffany Tregarthen, Jonathon Young

Betroffenheit is a riveting, tender-hearted exploration of loss, isolation and survival in the aftermath of a life-altering tragedy. This dance-theatre hybrid has been acclaimed as the „best dance show of the 21st century“ by The Guardian and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. Jonathon Young was also deservedly awarded Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Five astonishing performers create the mindscape of Young’s tormented central character as he moves from despair towards the hope of recovery. Written by Young and choreographed by Crystal Pite, the result is a genre-defying piece of dance theatre that has stunned critics and audiences worldwide. Betroffenheit was recorded during its sold-out performances at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in April 2017. This sensitive performance capture was directed for the screen by Jeff Tudor, winning the Rose d’Or (Arts) and Golden Prague (Performing Arts) awards 2018. (source: Marquee.TV)

Foto on Top © Marquee.TV

„Ich war eine sonderbare, sonnige Person“

Eine Annäherung an den Starchoreografen MARTIN SCHLäPFER- im Gespräch mit Bettina Trouwbourst

Ein aussergewöhnliches Buch über einen aussergewöhnlichen Künstler – empfehlenswert für alle, die den gefeierten Ballettdirektor Martin Schläpfer genauer kennen lernen möchten.

Der gebürtige Schweizer spricht detailliert mit der Kulturjournalistin über seine Karriere als Tänzer, Pädagoge, Choreograf und Ballettdirektor. Gerade feierte Martin Schläpfer seine Abschied als Chefchoreograf und Künstlerischer Direktor des Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg. Ab 1. September 2020 übernimmt er die Leitung des renommierten Wiener Staatsballetts – eine gewaltige Herausforderung!

Martin Schläpfer vor dem Balletthaus, Düsseldorf 2018 © Markus Feger
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Jede Zeit hat seinen Tanz

Durch alle Epochen der Tanzgeschichte

Buchrezension: Eine kurze Geschichte des TanzeS von Dagmar Ellen Fischer

Das Buch stellt einen umfassenden geschichtlichen Abriss dar, der sich mit Tanz in unterschiedlichen Kulturen weltweit auseinandersetzt. Die Autorin weist im Vorwort darauf hin, dass sie bestimmte Schwerpunkte setzen und auch unbekannte Aspekte des Tanzes vorstellen möchte.

Seit es Menschen gibt, gibt es auch Tanz. Ein Zitat des berühmten Philosophen Plato leitet das 3. Kapitel zur Antike ein: „Tanz ist die Kunst, die die Seele des Menschen am meisten bewegt.“ Plato (ca. 428 – 348 v. Chr )

Unglaublich, zu welchen Anlässen früher getanzt wurde.  Das Buch gibt Auskunft über Jagdtänze, Teufelstänze, Begräbnistänze, Waffentänze, Metzgertänzer, Schütteltänze und vieles mehr.

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Marquee.TV – Your One Stop Shop for Ballet and Dance

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While I am dearly missing live ballet and dance performances in these times of corona, fortunately there are plenty of streaming offers around. As it will still take a while for operas and theaters to open, I started watching Marquee.TV – streaming Arts and Culture https://www.marquee.tv .

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#stayhome and watch ballet!

Had enough of Netflix? There is a great ballet lineup coming this weekend online.

Royal Ballet London

 ‚I’ve never been asked to move like that before‘

Principal dancer Edward Watson on his role in The Royal Ballet’s The Metamorphosis. Watch it on our Facebook page at 7pm BST on 17 April! © Website Royal Opera House

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