VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
You can watch the other dancers' videos here
THE NELKEN-LINE CONTINUES
Due to the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus, the project is being extended once again. Participants are now able to submit their own videos and of course watch, like and share the other videos until the 1st of December 2020. All submitted videos will remain online until the 1st of January 2021.
A new format for the project's official closing, which was originally planned in Wuppertal on the 7th of June 2020, is currently being developed. Information on this will follow shortly on this website.
The tutorial that helps to rehearse the line can be found under LEARN! The conditions of participation and the upload function for video clips can be found below on the page under DANCE! - Take Part
Should you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NELKEN-LINE HAS BEEN TO IRELAND
People of all ages from all over Ireland came together on Sunday 21st May in Dublin's Merrion Square Park to dance in Ireland's biggest NELKEN-Line as part of the 2017 Dublin Dance Festival. This was the grand finale event of a special project in Ireland in which the Dublin Dance Festival (supported by the Goethe-Institut Irland and Dunne & Crescenzi) invited and enabled groups across Ireland to take part in the global project from January – May 2017.
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.
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. You can find the inclusive, audio-described version of the tutorial 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.
For rehearsing and participating, you will definitely need the music for dancing the Nelken line: “West End Blues” by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five. The song is available from all digital music providers.
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