Archive of films Dialogues´99/II / Dialoge´99/II
2004, 26 min
Section: Dance for the Camera
An exciting interaction between architecture and dance took place in 1999 when works by Sasha Waltz were performed inside the newly built and still uninhabited Jewish Museum in Berlin. The metaphors of architect Daniel Libeskind’s building seem translated into flesh and blood as the delicate subject of the Holocaust is reflected in Waltz’s choreography.
On June 11, 1999, seventeen international dancers performed a set of choreographic sketches by German dance phenomenon Sasha Waltz (the daughter of an architect) inside the newly built and still uninhabited Jewish Museum in Berlin. One can hardly imagine a more exciting location for an interaction between dance and architecture. The metaphors of architect Daniel Libeskind’s building seem translated into flesh and blood as the delicate subject of the Holocaust is reflected in Waltz’s choreography. Filmmakers Dirk Szuzies and Ferdinand Teubner shot the only existing footage of this unique event. Now, at last, a wider public may see the results of Waltz’s visually thrilling experiment, made in collaboration with sound artist Hans Peter Kuhn and costume designer Bernd Skodzing.
About the director
Director Dirk Szuszies and producer Karin Kaper share a common passion for art, politics, and for stories that touch and move people. They have collaborated to produce and direct two feature length documentaries, Resist (2003) about The Living Theatre, founded by Judith Malina and Julian Beck, where Szuzies was once an actor, and The Last Mahdevi (2000). ferdinand Teubner co-directed the film Dialogues ‘99/II.
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About the film
Color, BETA SP
|Section:||Dance for the Camera|
|Director:||Dirk Szuszies, Ferdinand Teubner|
|Dir. of Photography:||Ferdinand Teubner|