Screening

Robert Dornhelm – She Dances Alone

© Karl Kofler / Robert Dornhelm

Jul 21 2024
Augustinerstraße 1
Vienna 1010
Phone: +43.1.523 55 58
20:30
Price in pre-sale: 8 Euro / reduced: 6 Euro
Sunday, July 21, 2024
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“There was something in her movement and her face that expressed in an instant everything there is to say about dancing”, prima ballerina assoluta Margot Fonteyn wrote about her unforgettable encounter with Vaslav Nijinsky’s daughter Kyra in 1951. Three decades later, director Robert Dornhelm (The Children of Theatre Street, Anne Frank) was similarly impressed. He decided to make a film about the dancer – e.g. performing in Max Reinhardt’s 1931 production of Offenbach’s Hoffmanns Erzählungen in a choreography by painter, musician and poet Bronislava Nijinska, who was her aunt. In the award-winning portrait She Dances Alone, Kyra Vaslavovna Nijinsky talks about her life, Max von Sydow reads from Nijinsky’s diaries and étoile dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet Patrick Dupond dances.

With an artist talk with Robert Dornhelm and cultural journalist Jutta Kofler.

Duration: 81 Min
Price in pre-sale: 8 Euro / reduced: 6 Euro
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