Tanzträume - Jugendliche tanzen KONTAKTHOF von Pina Bausch

Tanzträume - Jugendliche tanzen KONTAKTHOF von Pina Bausch

Deutschland 2009/2010, Dokumentarfilm

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Dancing Dreams – Teenagers perform "Kontakthof" by Pina Bausch



The dance performance "Kontakthof" bears the unmistakable signature of
Pina Bausch: it deals with forms of human contact, encounters between the
sexes, and the search for love and tenderness, with all its attendant anxieties,
yearnings and doubts. It is a dance about feelings, which always pose
a big challenge – particularly for young people.



Teenagers from more than eleven schools in Wuppertal went on an emotional
journey that lasted almost a year. Every Saturday, forty students aged
between fourteen and eighteen years of age took part in rehearsals that
were led by Bausch-dancers Jo-Ann Endicott and Bénédicte Billiet and
intensely supervised by Pina Bausch herself.

Anne Linsel’s and Rainer Hoffmann’s film accompanies the rehearsal pro -
cess that reaches its culmination at the opening night’s performance. We
watch the teenagers making their first, clumsy attempts to transform the
themes of the dance performance into motion and choreography and
develop their own, individual ways of using their bodies to express themselves.
They soon find themselves embroiled in a process which will lead
them to experience enormous personal growth. The physical encounters –
at times gentle and shy, but at others aggressive – unleash emotions
among these teenagers that many of them experience on stage for the first
time in their lives.



Again and again, Pina Bausch encouraged the young dancers "to be themselves".
But just beyond the movements of these young people, their fears,
their feelings and their desires – in short, their personal ‘dancing dreams’ –
become apparent. By the end of this process each one of them has not only
grown up, they have also become more self-confident, independent individuals
who are, moreover, able to counter prejudice with scepticism.



Pina Bausch died on 30 June, 2009. "Tanzträume" preserves her image on
film for the last time; it also contains the last on-camera interview with this
world-famous dancer and choreographer.



Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Anne Linsel
Screenplay:Anne Linsel (Konzept)
Director of photography:Rainer Hoffmann
Editing:Mike Schlömer, Volker Gehrke
Assistant editor:Andreas Brändlein
Sound design:Uwe Dresch
Sound:Uwe Dresch, Thomas Keller, Tobias Linsel, Paul Oberle, Tim Dohnke
Audio mixing:Falk Möller
Participation:Pina Bausch
Production company:Tag/Traum Film- und Videoproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Anahita Nazemi, Gerd Haag
Co-Producer:Anne Linsel
Producer (TV):Sabine Rollberg (WDR)
Line producer:Cornelia Kellers
Unit production manager:Cornelia Kellers
Location manager:Marijana Vrselja
Production assistant:Ulla Wätzig
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:2532 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:s/w, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.02.2010, 121622, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Spezial;
Kinostart (DE): 18.03.2010

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Originaltitel (DE) Tanzträume - Jugendliche tanzen KONTAKTHOF von Pina Bausch

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Length:2532 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:s/w, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.02.2010, 121622, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Spezial;
Kinostart (DE): 18.03.2010