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Dance of the century: from free dance to dance theatre: German Expressionism
Additional title: Hexentanz I (Choreographic work : Wigman)
Additional title: Triadisches ballett (Choreographic work : Schlemmer)
Additional title: Totenmal (Choreographic work : Wigman)
Additional title: Big city (Choreographic work : Jooss)
Additional title: Green table (Choreographic work : Jooss)
Additional title: Abschied und Dank (Choreographic work : Wigman)
Additional title: Miss Julie (Choreographic work : Cullberg)
Additional title: Café Müller (Choreographic work : Bausch)
Additional title: Blaubart (Choreographic work : Bausch)
Additional title: Viktor (Choreographic work : Bausch)
Additional title: Ahnen (Choreographic work : Bausch)
Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973 (Choreographer)
Jooss, Kurt, 1901-1979 (Choreographer)
Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958 (Choreographer)
Gert, Valeska (Dancer)
Schlemmer, Oskar, 1888-1943 (Choreographer)
Georgi, Yvonne (Dancer)
Palucca, Gret, 1902-1993 (Dancer)
Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-1968 (Choreographer)
Cullberg, Birgit (Choreographer)
Bausch, Pina (Choreographer)
Schoonejans, Sonja (Author)
Decouflé, Pierre-François (Director)
Folkwang Hochschule für Musik, Tanz, Theater (Performer)
Nationale Ballet (Netherlands) (Associated name)
Tanztheater (Wuppertal, Germany) (Performer)
Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973 (Dancer)
Jooss, Kurt, 1901-1979 (Dancer)
Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958 (Dancer)
Kreutzberg, Harald, 1902-1968 (Dancer)

The Grand Prix Video Danse Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1992 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
Dance contents: Among the many dance excerpts included in this program are: Students of Laban in movement -- Dalcroze dancers -- Laban and others in dance/theater pieces -- Witch dance (chor/perf: Wigman) -- Valeska Gert -- Triadic Ballet (chor: Oskar Schlemmer) -- Das Totenmal (chor: Wigman) -- Yvonne Georgi -- Gret Palucca -- Harald Kreutzberg -- Paracelsus (motion picture; director: G.W. Pabst; chor: Kreutzberg), danced by Kreutzberg and ensemble -- The big city (chor: Jooss) -- The green table (chor: Jooss), performed by the Dutch National Ballet and other companies -- Tannhäuser: bacchanale (chor: Laban) -- Abschied und Dank (chor/perf: Wigman) -- Miss Julie (chor: Birgit Cullberg) -- Red wine in green glasses (videodance; chor: Cullberg) -- Dance classes at the Folkwangschule Essen -- Café Müller (chor: Bausch) -- The green table (chor: Jooss), danced by Bausch and dancers from the Folkwangschule Essen -- Blaubart (chor: Bausch) -- Two cigarettes in the dark (chor: Bausch) -- Viktor (chor: Bausch) -- Ahnen (chor: Bausch).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9122
Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958
Wigman, Mary, 1886-1973
Jooss, Kurt, 1901-1979
Bausch, Pina
Förster, Lutz
Brücke (Artists' group)
Modern dance -- Germany
Expressionism (Art)
Blaue Reiter (Group of artists)
Germany -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: English version of the series Danse du siècle.
Creation/production credits: Co-produced by La Sept, Pathé Télévision, Duran, Ostankino, Sovtelexport, and Gédéon, in association with RAI 3. English version produced by Landseer Films. Sponsored by Banco di Napoli. Distributed by Amaya Distribution. Series proposed, written and directed by Sonia Schoonejans. Producer: Nicole Philibert. Executive director: Pierre-François Decouflé.
Content: Credits taken from container for program 5.
Date: Copyright 1992.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (51 min., 5 sec.) : sound, black and white and color ; 3/4 in.
Third of a five-part series. History of modern dance in Germany, highlighting the choreography and achievements of Rudolf von Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss, and Pina Bausch. The discussion explores the impact upon dance of political events in Germany, such as the rise of Nazism and World War II, and parallel developments in art (such as the work of Der Blaue Reiter, Die Brücke, the Dadaists, and the Bauhaus), and film (F.W. Murnau and Josef von Sternberg). Other dance personalities represented in the program are Oskar Schlemmer, Valeska Gert, Yvonne Georgi, Gret Palucca, Harald Kreutzberg, Birgit Cullberg, and Lütz Forster.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175488
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 29d8e9f0-8660-0138-f69f-257715e07ff2
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  • 1886: Creator Born
  • 1973: Creator Died
  • 1992: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the century" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1992.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the century" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 25, 2024.

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Dance of the century