Hilde Holger Centenary Project
Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 7.30pm
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
« back to events