It was quite simultaneously with the appearance of movies that many dance movements in Europe and US evolved to have at least the same relevance of classical ballet and overcome it. Already at an early stage flicks gave dancing rhythms and dynamics new means: movements were deconstructed and re-assembled through editing, body details were assigned an important place and single sequences were underlined in slow-motion. Cameras started to dance too, trying to abandon themselves into the rhythm of greatly choreographed ballets, balls, shows and open air dances. To present the difference of traditional and modern dance styles is an ongoing challenge for cinema and its pictures in motion.
That’s what has been presented in the exhibition “Everything is moving – Dance and Cinema” in Potsdam’s Filmmuseum (Breite Str. 1A). The show organizes an ensemble of repertoire videos, photos and costumes in five rooms. It visits various dancing sites, shows dancers and tells us dancing stories, and locates the art of dance within film genres in which choreographies enchantand transform the world. Screenings, workshops and parties accompany the exhibition.