Mary Wigman, Totentanz II (Dance of Death II), Theater Osnabrück. Photo © Jörg Landsberg

What the Body Remembers. Dance Heritage Today Mary Wigman / Dance Company Theater Osnabrück: Danse Macabre. Totentanz I and II

Dance

In 1921, Mary Wigman staged Totentanz I (Dance of Death I) to Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns. In 1925, she developed a second Totentanz for her dance group, this time to the music of Will Goetze. These two pieces mark the direction of Expressionist dance in the 1920s, both stylistically and in terms of content.

Henrietta Horn has reconstructed the two dances with Dance Company Theater Osnabrück on the basis of notations, the illustrations by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and photographs and entries from Wigman’s journals, with the support of Susan Barnet and Katharine Sehnert.


7 pm / Studio
Mary Wigman / Dance Company Theater Osnabrück:
Danse Macabre. Totentanz I und II

8:30 pm / Studio
Fabián Barba:
A Mary Wigman Dance Evening

Wednesday, 28 Aug

7 pm

Hanseatenweg

Studio

With Dance Company Theater Osnabrück

Talk with Patricia Stöckemann, Henrietta Horn

In German

€ 20/12, incl. event at 8:30 pm: Fabián Barba: A Mary Wigman Dance Evening

Further information

www.adk.de/tanzerbe