Tanzträume

Tanzträume

Jugendliche tanzen "Kontakthof", ein Stück von Pina Bausch

Streaming Video - 2010 | German
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World-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece Contact Zone. For 10 months through opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch's genius and their own bodies. Pina Bausch died in 2009. A sensation at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival, Dancing Dreams is a testiment to Bausch's revolutionary work.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 89 min.)) : sd., col.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 09, 2018

This is an 'OK' documentary which follows 40 teenagers as they trained for a performance for Pina Bausch. My problem is the blending of dance and stage act was creative but not entertaining. Pina herself, a chain-smoker with an emaciated body, does not in my view personify someone who the teenagers should look up too. My very personal view is her work has overrated, as it often suffers from the 'different-for-the-sake-of-being-different' syndrome.

grh3646 Mar 08, 2015

All high school dancers should see this film. Kontakthof is very much a dance piece about growing up.

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ladiablesse
Aug 11, 2012

Unfair comparison with Wenders' luminous evocation of Bausch and her art, Pina. By contrast, Dancing Dreams is more of a study of a specific creation --Kontakthof --as experienced and rehearsed by a group of thoughtful young people. Whereas Wenders' Pina finds a filmic equivalent for Bausch's sinuous melancholy, Dancing Dreams reveals more of the workaday aspects of her choreographic methods. This is especially true as Bausch herself appears only briefly, towards the end. The true standard bearers for Bausch's techniques are Benedictine and especially Jo, rehearsal directors who teach, demonstrate and coach the teenagers of the film.

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judithirene
Jul 13, 2012

Totally recommend! Better than Wender's film on Bausch.

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dprodrig
Jul 25, 2011

It was somewhat interesting to watch a bunch of teenagers become comfortable learning the roles that they were being asked to perform. It's a lowkey DVD perfect for a quiet day.

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