Performing Arts Students Dance the NELKEN-Line

Dance students from the Performing Arts Department of the University of Chester collaborated with lecturer Angharad Harrop to create a film for the Pina Bausch Foundation's NELKEN-Line project - a global project celebrating the legacy of renowned German choreographer, Pina Bausch and her work with the Tanztheater Wuppertal.

Pina Bausch NELKEN-Line - University of Chester from Pina Bausch Foundation on Vimeo.

After learning the choreography online via the project's video tutorials, the creative team took to the streets, walls and parks of Chester to film this iconic movement within the cityscape. Blessed with the soft autumnal glow of November afternoons, the film reflects the changing seasons depicted within Bausch's original choreography, highlighting different areas of Chester's rich Roman heritage.

First year student Sophie Rushworth said "I have found this opportunity really helpful with my studies as well as interesting. We are currently looking at Pina Bausch’s work in Introduction to the Study of Performance and being involved in this project has helped me to find a connection with her work. It was also an amazing experience to perform in a location other than a studio and being able to include everyday objects in our performance such as benches and steps".

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