THE NELKEN-LINE COMES TO IRELAND
Dublin Dance Festival together with the Goethe-Institut Irland are inviting everyone to take part in the global project DANCE! The NELKEN-Line by Pina Bausch. If you are living in Ireland: Register your participation with Dublin Dance Festival by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and come to the Dublin Dance Festival in May 2017 to join Ireland’s biggest NELKEN-Line! Details to follow.
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The “lines” are a recurring and characteristic element in many of Pina Bausch's pieces: Sequences of movement with repetitive steps and gestures that the dancers perform standing in a long queue. They often proceed into the audience.
In cooperation with ZDF/ARTE, the Pina Bausch Foundation goes one step further with the project “The NELKEN-Line”:
Everyone is welcome to join up and dance the element that is probably the best known line in all of Pina Bausch's works: “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter” from the 1982 piece “Nelken”. With just a few distinct gestures, the line tells about alternation of the four seasons with dancers proceeding in a long line.
Everyone is invited to dance! Julie Anne Stanzak, a long-time member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, explains how to do this in the video-tutorial "LEARN!", that you find here.
Everyone is welcome to learn the choreography in this way, to dance it together with other people and to make a video: Professionals and amateurs, experts and curious, old and young people. Together with friends, family, colleagues, in your club or youth group, your school class or even together with total strangers that come together for this project. Dance can and should happen everywhere: In your living room, your kitchen, garden, office, school, park, on a parking lot, in a forest, on a street or a beach... And if possible all over the globe. Thus, many new versions of the original choreography that differ in the choice of the surroundings, the use of everyday clothes or costumes, as well as the different protagonists and their abilities will spring up. As numerous, colourful and different as humanity itself.
In addition to the online tutorial there will be live workshops with dancers of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch during the run of the exhibition “Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater” in the Art and exhibition hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn and after that in Berlin's Gropius Building and other places. An online platform serves as the project's hub.
You can upload the clip of your own Nelken-Line and also watch the other dancers' videos on NELKEN-Line at ARTE concert
„The NELKEN-Line“ is an initiative of the Pina Bausch Foundation & ZDF/ARTE in cooperation with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.