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Dance:Film

»First Position«

»Das Leben ein Tanz«

»Mr. Gaga«

With Semperoper Ballett to the cinema – Followed by a talk between Václav Lamparter & Regina Genée – Followed by a talk between Nastazia Philippou & Regina Genée – Followed by a talk between Johannes Goldbach & Regina Genée

In cooperation with the Programmkino Ost movie theatre

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Mar
2024

Apr
2024

Jun
2024

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        Every year, 5,000 dancing teenagers from all over the world meet at the »Youth America Grand Prix«, one of the largest and most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. This is where the ballet stars of the next generation are chosen, for only the best ones receive scholarships or contracts with renowned companies. The way there is characterised by bloody feet, aching limbs, merciless discipline and perhaps even the loss of childhood. In her award-winning documentary film, director Bess Kargman accompanies six young dancers on their way to this competition.

        Followed by a discussion with Václav Lamparter, First Soloist with Semperoper Ballett
        Host: Regina Genée, ballet dramaturge

        Please note: The film will be shown in the original multilingual version with German subtitles.

        USA 2011
        98 min
        Director: Bess Kargman
        Documentary
        Recommended Age: 0

        In cooperation with Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 73, Dresden

        Tickets exclusively available via: https://www.programmkino-ost.de/

        26-year-old Élise is at the beginning of a promising career as a ballet dancer. However, when she suffers a serious injury during a jump on stage, everything she has worked for over the years is gone. Everyone has two lives, Elise's mother, who died at a young age, is once quoted as saying. Now, Élise has to ask herself what such a second life might look like. In a cultural centre in Brittany, she hesitantly joins the company of Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter and begins to question entrenched ideas.

        Followed by a discussion with Nastazia Philippou, Corps de Ballet
        Host: Regina Genée, ballet dramaturge

        Please note: The film will be shown in German only.

        France 2022
        118 min
        Director: Cédric Klapisch
        Cast: Denis Podalydès, Muriel Robin, Pio Marmaï
        Recommended Age: 12

        In cooperation with Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 73, Dresden

        Tickets exclusively available via: https://www.programmkino-ost.de/

        Ohad Naharin, who grew up in the Israeli Kibbutz Misra, is celebrated worldwide as one of the most outstanding contemporary choreographers. With his unusual artistic vision and captivating choreographies, he has helped the Batsheva Dance Company to achieve international fame. As Artistic Director of the Israeli ensemble, Mr Naharin developed a completely new movement language: »Gaga«. This breaks through familiar movement structures; »Gaga« seeks interaction between the participants, who work together to create a movement space of freedom and comfort. For Mr Naharin, it is about passion, bursting power, extremes, the pleasure of the moment and breaking boundaries.

        Followed by a discussion with Johannes Goldbach, Corps de Ballet member with Semperoper Ballett
        Host: Regina Genée, ballet dramaturge

        Please note: The film will be shown in the original multilingual version with German subtitles.

        Israel, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands 2015
        103 min
        Director: Tomer Heymann
        Documentary
        Recommended Age: 0

        In cooperation with Programmkino Ost, Schandauer Straße 73, Dresden

        Tickets exclusively available via: https://www.programmkino-ost.de/

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