DANCE! The NELKEN-Line comes to Ireland Jan - May 2017
(Pina Bausch Foundation)
Dublin Dance Festival is inviting everyone to dance one the most famous dance sequences ever created by iconic German choreographer Pina Bausch: the “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter” line from her 1982 piece NELKEN, as part of a global project by the Pina Bausch Foundation and ARTE, the European culture channel.
Old and young, professionals and amateurs… everyone is welcome to DANCE! The NELKEN-Line. With just a few simple, repeated gestures, the “NELKEN-Line” describes the alternation of the four seasons, and is performed by dancers walking in a long queue to Louis Armstrong’s wonderful 1928 recording of West End Blues.
Dance with friends, family, colleagues, in a club, a youth group, your school class or even with total strangers. No dance experience necessary! You can do it anywhere: in your living room, on the beach, in a forest – surprise us! Then send your video to be uploaded to the ARTE channel.
STEP 1: Register your participation with Dublin Dance Festival by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 2: Learn the choreography with the video-tutorial below
STEP 3: Dance your NELKEN-Line with your group to “West End Blues” by Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five (available from Amazon here)
STEP 4: Film your line with a camera or mobile phone
STEP 5: Send your video to the Pina Bausch Foundation website here. The deadline for video submissions is 28th May.
STEP 6: Come to the Dublin Dance Festival in May 2017 to join Ireland’s biggest NELKEN-Line! Details to follow.
Need some inspiration? Watch all the videos from the DANCE! The NELKEN-Line project from around the world here. Plus, check out the very first Irish NELKEN-Line featuring members of Ireland's dance community at DanceHouse below.