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DANCING DREAMS (TANZTRÄUME)

DANCING DREAMS
DANCING DREAMS (photo © Ursula Kaufmann)

In 2008, world famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of the dance performance "Kontakthof". Within 10 months till the opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch’s genius and their own bodies.

Pina Bausch died in 2009. The film is a testimony of her revolutionary work.


Anne Linsel was born in Wuppertal and studied Art, Art History and German Language Studies. She was active for many years as a host for various television cultural programs and works today as a cultural journalist and author. A selection of her films includes: GEGEN DEN STRICH (1985), SPIELWUT (1988), ENDSPIEL (1989), SPURRENSUCH (1992), NELKEN IN INDIEN (1994), NACH ALLEN REGELN DER KUNST (1995), STÖRFALL KUNST (1996), SHALOM HEISST FRIEDEN (1997), MIT KUNST-STOFF DIE WELT FORMEN (1999), WUPPERTAL - DIE UNGESCHMINKTE IM BERGISCHEN (2000), DIE KUNSTKATHEDRALE (2001), DAS WUNDER VON BILBAO (2001), PABLO PICASSO - EINE LEGENDE (2001), FRAU RAU - FIRST LADY (2003), BRUDER JOHANNES (2004), PINA BAUSCH (2006), DIE BESTEN IM WESTEN - JOHANNES RAU (2007), and DANCING DREAMS (TANZTRÄUME, 2010).
Genre Art, Dance, Educational
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2010
Director Anne Linsel
Screenplay Anne Linsel
Cinematography Rainer Hoffmann
Mike Schloemer
Producer Gerd Haag
Production Company TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion/Cologne, in co-production with WDR, in cooperation with ARTE
Length 89 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2010 (Berlinale Special, Generation+), Istanbul 2010, Taipei Golden Horse 2010, Jerusalem 2010, Era New Horizons Poland 2010, SANFIC Santiago 2010, Melbourne 2010, Rio de Janeiro 2010, Montreal Festival of New Cinema 2010, Angers 2012
With backing from German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Minister President of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia, Dr. Werner Jackstaedt Foundation

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