Dancing dreams

DVD - 2010 - German
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dancing dreams
In 2008, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected forty teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece Contact Zone. For ten months through opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch's genius and their own bodies.

Published: [New York, NY?] : First Run Features, 2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.8209 DAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Mar 08, 2015

All high school dancers should see this film. Kontakthof is very much a dance piece about growing up.

Aug 11, 2012
  • ladiablesse rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Unfair comparison with Wenders' luminous evocation of Bausch and her art, Pina. By contrast, Dancing Dreams is more of a study of a specific creation --Kontakthof --as experienced and rehearsed by a group of thoughtful young people. Whereas Wenders' Pina finds a filmic equivalent for Bausch's sinuous melancholy, Dancing Dreams reveals more of the workaday aspects of her choreographic methods. This is especially true as Bausch herself appears only briefly, towards the end. The true standard bearers for Bausch's techniques are Benedictine and especially Jo, rehearsal directors who teach, demonstrate and coach the teenagers of the film.

Jul 13, 2012
  • judithirene rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally recommend! Better than Wender's film on Bausch.

Jul 25, 2011
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was somewhat interesting to watch a bunch of teenagers become comfortable learning the roles that they were being asked to perform. It's a lowkey DVD perfect for a quiet day.


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