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Dance-german notes - I . Audstrucktanz: German...

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I. Audstrucktanz : German Expressionist Dance: 1900-39 Dancing for the Reich a. Mary Wigman (1886-1973) i. Born in Hanover, Germany 11/13/1886. Died in Berlin 9/18/1973 ii. German dancer, teacher, choreographer iii. Studied with Jacques Dalcroze in Hellerau/Dresden and in 1913 with Ruldolph von Laban in Munich and Zurich iv. Debut in 1914 as recital artist with ‘Witch Dance’ 1. Goal: “detach myself from the body”. Can one cease to be in the dance and become part of another domain? a. Exploration of ‘primitive’/indigenous ritual culture as ethnographic research tool and inspiration for new modern dance b. Focus on physical culture and Laban’s notion of movement choirs or mass movement as exhaltation. v. Most renowned modern dancer after WWI (1914-18) 1. 1920s –leading exponent of new ‘audstruckstanz’ vi. Opened own school in Dresden 1920 1. Influenced by Emile-Jacques Dalcroze’s musical system of Eurythmics (1911), and Laban’s theories of choreography (1913) 2. Became focal point for German modern dance
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