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Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation
April 2017

Left: Dachverband Tanz, Berlin. Middle: Operhaus Leipzig. Photo: © Opernhaus Leipzig. Right: Loft.Das Theater, Leipzig. Photo: © Das Theater, Cordula Giese

Forum „Tanz medial“

22nd/23rd May 2017 ::: LOFFT. DAS THEATER // Oper Leipzig - Foyer// Media City Atelier. An expert forum of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and the Tanja Liedtke Stiftung.

In the Tanzjahr Deutschland 2016, the Tanja Liedtke Stiftung and the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland began a common initiative to increase dance’s presence in the media. The long-term goal is to bring dance as an artistic form of expression – physically present and intellectually reflected, emotional and visual – closer to a broader audience. How can dance be present in new media? This is the central question of the third forum on May 22nd and 23rd in Leipzig.

New recording techniques, 360° and 3D, are developing rapidly, and new virtual reality applications seem to be remarkably interesting for choreographic creations. But how can such dynamics and emotions develop? How can stage choreographies be transferred in such a way that the artistic intentions reach an audience in a different media context? Together we would like to explore the possibilities of developing choreographies directly for other media – for example, as a video dance choreography or choreographies for virtual realities.

It will all begin on Monday, May 22nd at 2:00 pm at the LOFFT. DAS THEATER (Lindenauer Markt 21, 04177 Leipzig) with a “video lounge” – the presentation of current dance film works and video documentations of contemporary dance. Dance filmmakers and video artists will present their projects in a discussion. This part of the symposia is open the general public. (We kindly ask to register by sending an email to tanz-medial@dachverband-tanz.de)

At the same time, one can gain insight in a workshop that we have invited choreographers and dancers to attend. Together with the VR Stories from Leipzig, they accept the challenge of recording dance in 360° and 3D. The results will be shown a day later and discussed in the forum.

In the evening (6:00 pm), the public discussion „Die Kraft der Bilder in Bewegung“ will take place. The Leipzig choreographers Heike Hennig, Irina Pauls and Mario Schröder will talk together for the first time on a public podium about their film visions and the challenges of transferring dance into other media; video clips of their productions will also be shown as illustrations.     

On May 23rd, the forum will continue in the Leipzig Oper. Emphasis will be placed on discussions of the potential for 3D and virtual reality applications as well as choreographic creations that were created specifically for film and video.The symposium will reach its plateau with a visit to the Media City Atelier. In these newly created studios and 3D theater, media experts will report on the trends in the development of 3D technology and 3D contents. The workshop results from the previous day will be presented and discussed. 

The program will be published at www.dachverband-tanz.de > projects.

We request that you register until Monday, May 15th 2017 at

Contact: Dachverband Tanz Deutschland
Michael Freundt (Concept) – 0163 / 2616 343
Anne John (Organization) – 0173 / 4358 541
Office: 030 / 37 44 33 92
tanz-medial@dachverband-tanz.dewww.dachverband-tanz.de > projects

"Cella". Photo:© www.coloursdancefestival.com

CELLA - from Paul White and Narelle Benjamin, premiere in Stuttgart

CELLA from Paul White and Narelle Benjamin will be at the Theaterhaus in Stuttgart during the Colours Dance Festival on 08./09. of July, supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.

By constantly emphasizing our individuality and our ego, we forget how much beauty is in our similarities. The most complex structures in our biological system are the same for us all. Two Australians are looking for the natural symmetry that surrounds us: Narelle Benjamin is a contemporary choreographer with a special interest in the perceptiveness of her body, Paul White is the first new addition to the Wuppertal dance theater in the post-Pina Bausch era. In endlessly varied patterns that unfold in our bodies, they unfold in wonderful mirror images, almost like human rorschachests. Fluent and organic, their movements evolve from a yoga ritual, recounting endless cycles, microscopic forms, and their ongoing evolution. Thus, a new insight into our bodies arises through the external form.


Warm wishes, Tanja Liedtke Foundation


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