30.09. - 09.10.2021

Cunningham Germany, France, USA 2019 | 93 min | OV with German subtitles | 3D | Colour and B&W | FF 2019

Alla Kovgan

ALLA KOVGAN (*1973) was born in Moscow and lives in Boston. Since 1999, she has focussed on dance in intermedial performance and documentaries and since 2000 has been curator for the St. Petersburger dance film festival Kinodance.

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DOCUMENTARY A reunion with the iconic work of the legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham – as a 3D cinema experience! The works of Merce Cunningham were milestones of dance, full of lyricism and technical perfection. The film follows the career of the dance genius who died in 2009 – from his early years as an impoverished dancer in 1940s New York to his rise to become one of biggest visionaries of modern dance – and portrays his artistic universe, along with that of his brilliant companions Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage. We relive Cunningham‘s most important works – together with the dancers from the last generation of his ensemble.

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Original title: Cunningham
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Alla Kovgan
Screenplay: Alla Kovgan
Producer: Helge Albers, Ilann Girard, Alla Kovgan, Elizabeth Delude-Dix, Kelly Gilpatrick, Derrick Tseng
Director of Photography: Mko Malkhasyan
Music: Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann)
Production Design: Olivier Meidinger
Editor: Alla Kovgan, Andrew Bird
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Camino
World Sales: Dogwoof Ltd.
Production: Achtung Panda! Media; Arsam International; Chance Operations
Contact: Marcus Machura, Camino Filmverleih:


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