Tuesday, July 29, 2014
"Blaudes" by TanzMedia
For all the artistic type who have been reading my blog:
In 2012 the first national memorial for the murdered Sinti and Roma victims of Nazism opened in Berlin. At the time a group of young German dancers from the dance troupe TanzMedia were asked to choreograph a movement piece to coincide with the memorial's opening. The result was "Blaudes", a visual piece that incorporated elements of forced perspective, film, photography, and--of course--dance.
I invite all of you to watch a recording of the dance here. (The actual dance begins at 3:07.)
As you will see, the dancers all come from diverse cultural backgrounds--an indicator of how far Germany has progressed since the Third Reich.