Hilde Holger Centenary Project  

Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 7.30pm
Laban, London

Mechanical Ballet (Hirschfeld-Mack), Golem (Wilkens), Trout (Schubert), Icarus (Graupner), and Orchid (Ravel)
In her early twenties, Hilde Holger (1905-2001), still a dancer in Gertrude Bodenwieser's Vienna-based Tanzgruppe, made waves when she branched out to perform her avant-garde miniatures at the Secession and Hagenbund. During the same period, she toured Europe extensively with her own newly formed professional dance troupe, while her children group performed all over Vienna in its beautiful parks, theatres and palaces.

Reconstructions of the 1920's works of Hilde Holger were performed as part of the Hilde Holger Centenary Project. The dances, their archetypes and symbolism were discussed by Liz Aggiss, Professor at the University of Brighton and Primavera Boman-Behram, Holger's daughter - designer, and founder of Alignment Therapy with key-note speech from Thomas Kampe, Senior Lecturer at London Metropolitan University - who also co-organised the event.

Musical Accompaniment: Billie Cowie. Supported by The Facility and the Austrian Cultural Forum, London

Further information: www.hildeholger.com (Hilde Holger Centenary Project)

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