L E   F I F A
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Keep the Flame, Don't Pray to the Ashes – The Choreographer Martin Schläpfer

Keep the Flame, Don’t Pray to the Ashes – The Choreographer Martin Schläpfer

Annette Von Wangenheim

Germany | 2016 | 53 min
German |
Subtitles: English
Can an artist constantly renew his commitment to freedom, beauty and aesthetic nuance? Choreographer Martin Schläpfer, who has directed the Ballet am Rhein Düsseldorf since 2009, is a preeminent figure in the European dance world. His creations have been acclaimed for their sheer power and boldness, launching ballet once and for all into the 21st century. As he works on two major choreographies—Alltag, a ballet conceived for him by collaborator Hans van Manen, and Deep Field, a work set to the music of contemporary composer Adriana Hölszky — director Annette Von Wangenheim captures the essence of the artist in his tireless investigations of movement and beauty — as much in his daily life as his creative process. 
Director Annette Von Wangenheim
Production 7T1 Media GmbH, Ansgar Pohle
Editing Ansgar Pohle
Sound Filipp Forberg, Fabian Moh, Lennart Speer
Cinematography Monika Eise, Carsten Jost, Gordon Kalbfleisch, Gabriel Pielke, Dieter Stürmer, Philipp Metz
Distribution Real Fiction Filmverleih

Production

Annette Von Wangenheim

Annette Von Wangenheim