In 2019, the Lenbachhaus Munich invited different groups and interested individuals to confront themselves with the work of artist Senga Nengudi, who is known for her political and, at the same time, poetical approach to bringing together sculpture, performance and other forms of art. In cooperation with different artists, dancers and art mediators, they developed postures and created their own movements, sounds, languages or drawings. The results have been captured in a short movie by Verena Eccardt.
For the first time, different pupils and young people of Munich have been in front of a camera – for a short film as part of the exhibition “Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe”. Together with a team of six dance artists from Fokus Tanz Munich, the art mediation of the Alte Pinakothek and the filmmaker Severin Vogl spent weeks studying the paintings of the Utrecht "caravaggists", copying and interpreting gestures and emotions from the pictures in the exhibition – with the aim of translating them into their very own movements.
Was wir wollen...! is a platform cureated by Domenica Ewald and Daniela Mühlbauer, which aims to promote the visibility of different young people on stage –no matter their background, language or experience. Within the process, the focus lies on finding out what makes each young individual unique; to define what motivates and moves them. The result is a public performance at the Gasteig Munich, on which these young people make their own voices heard – through dance, art and music.
Art in Motion (now Art Dance Music) is a workshop format, in which different dancers, musicians and painters come together to exchange and inspire themselves. While the dancers improvise to different sound installations, painters new to "moving art" get a chance to capture moments of connection and emotion.
Heinrich tanzt! is a project by Fokus Tanz / Tanz in Schule e.V. and the Bavarian State Ballet, which for many years brought together around 120 pupils from the Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium in Neuperlach, Munich. Different choreographers, musicians and (dance) mediators come together to develop a performance out of movement, music and text – together with the pupils.
Fokus Tanz / Tanz und Schule e.V.
Bavarian State Ballet
Pina Bausch Foundation
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München