Dance in Devon is working with Dartington and local choreographer Minou Polleros to take part in this extraordinary global choreography. This FREE event is part of Open House (8-10 March) where the latest plans for Dartington will be shared and we will also shoot the final scene for a new film about the remaking of Dartington. More info here *Link to OPEN HOUSE info*
When & Where
Friday 9th March 2018
Dartington Hall Estate
Rehearsal: 14:00 – 15:30 (studio 3)
Performance: 16:00 – 17:00 (Dartington gardens and estate)
About this project:
This is a worldwide initiative by the Pina Bausch Foundation to honour the life’s work of German choreographer Pina Bausch. We are recreating a small piece of her choreography called The Nelkenline. We will learn and rehearse the simple choreography together and perform it outdoors. It is a choreography anyone can learn. It is performed standing and walking. The performance will be filmed and uploaded to the Pina Bausch Foundation website where it will be shared online with many other Nelkenline choreographies from around the world. It will also be filmed as part of Dartington’s Open House activities.
Everyone of any age is welcome, no previous dance experience required! Pina Bausch Foundation: The Nelkenline
This project highlights and celebrates Dartington’s historic contribution to and place within the development of modern dance in Europe and the UK. We are dancing the Nelkenline to celebrate Pina Bausch and her teacher Kurt Jooss, a significant proponent of pre and post-war German modern dance, who with his company the Jooss Ballet was hosted by Dartington in the 1930s. It was the progressive and interdisciplinary values of Dartington, as well as Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst’s belief in the experimental arts, that allowed Jooss to develop his unique work of reconciling the free spirited expression of dance with the fundamental rules of ballet. Jooss taught a young Pina Bausch at the Folkwang School in Essen, Germany, after his influential years at Dartington. It was here that Bausch refined her unique performance-making skills, many of which were informed directly by Dartington’s interdisciplinary approach to the arts.
A semi formal dress code for both ladies & gents, hats, lipsticks and because it is Devon, please also bring a raincoat and wellington boots. Contact: