Journal article

Releasing Her Archive

C Brown, O Barua, T Kampe, R Scoones, M Zuiderbyk

Published : 2017


Releasing Her Archive is a short poetic-documentary video that moves inside the tear between the past and the present. As part of the transglobal research project revitalising the legacy of Ausdruckstanz choreographer Gertrud Bodenwieser (b.Vienna 1890, d.Sydney 1959), the film is the culmination of research undertaken in Berlin, London and Auckland with Thomas Kampe. It invites viewers to consider what vibrates at the borders of memory, by considering dance as a living museum of corporeality. Contemporary images of dancers from the New Zealand Dance Company as well as Iranian dancer Maryam B. Nesami, are seen alongside historic footage of Bodenwieser Tanzgruppe dancers from the 1920s-..

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