This video recording is only one possible staging of the performance, which was recorded during only one show.

A Mary Wigman Dance Evening - Artist's talk

976 Plays

Record date: 09.04.2010

Venue: TQW / Halle G



A Mary Wigman Dance Evening is the staging of a 1930s-style dance evening. The model is the programme of Wigman’s first US tour, in which she presented nine solo dances from various dance cycles. The dancer and choreographer Fabian Barba approaches this heritage of the German expressionist dancer and pioneer of modern dance through reconstructions. With surprising freshness and intensity, he searches for connections and breaks between early modern dance, his own dance culture in Ecuador and western-influenced contemporary dance. The interest on this 'act of translating' lies in transforming the inevitable modifications of the original into the specific expression of the work and to locate our present-day understanding of dance against the background of dance history.





Concept and dance: Fabian Barba / Busy Rocks

Costumes: Sarah-Christine Reuleke

Music for Anruf, Pastorale, Seraphisches Lied, Sturmlied and Sommerlicher Tanz composed by Hanns Hasting

Music for Raumgestalt, Zeremonielle Gestalt and Drehmonotonie composed by Sascha Demand


A production by: K3 – Centre for Choreography / Tanzplan Hamburg co-production: WP Zimmer Antwerp, Kaaitheater Brussels, P.A.R.T.S., and Fabrik Potsdam in the framework of Tanzplan Potsdam: Artists-in-Residence with the support of: PACT Zollverein Essen and the Mary Wigman Society

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