Katja Erfurth

Dances in black and white – to the expressionist dancer Dore Hoyer (1911-67)

Choreography and Dance: Katja Erfurth

Choreography „Angst“ und „Liebe“: Dore Hoher
(Copyright: Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln)

Piano: Camillo Radicke
Percussion: Sascha Mock

Coach for reconstruction: Susanne Linke
Costume – designed and made: Magdalene Buschbeck
Light: Falk Dittrich

Katja Erfurth was a student of Gret Palucca and had her roots in the German expressive Dance. She reconstructet the dances „Angst“ („Fear“) and „Liebe“ („Love“) from the cycle of dance „Affectos Humanos“ and there by she follows Hoyers formal principle oft he shaped body.

Katja Erfurth creates pieces of dance, dealiny with Hoyers fate, e.g. her lomelyness and her vulnerability, her dedication and uncompromising attitude.

The musical choice is oriented to her Solo performances oft he 1930-60ies. I this sense the well-known Musicians Camillo Radicke (piano) and Sascha Mock (percussion) create impressive inspirations.

In addition the costums designed by Magdalene Buschbeck related to Dore Hoyer are an image of timeless.

Katja Erfurth investigates the history of German Dance and tries to continue it for present and future.

Duration: ca. 65 min

Première: 28. Mai 2014, HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden

Cooperation with HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden

Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Landeshauptstadt Dresden - Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz, Dresdner Stiftung Kunst & Kultur der Ostsächsischen Sparkasse Dresden