Dance Odysseys - Films and Talks

A programme of films, pre and post show talks complement the festival with the opportunity to hear from Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson and LA LA LA Steps’ Édouard Lock amongst others. A season of dance on screen from Curator Nele Hertling features Forgotten Memories, a documentary on Jirí Kylián’s life, The Green Table featuring a young Pina Bausch and Portrait of Mary Wigman – a revolution in the world of dance at the end of the roaring twenties.


Forgotten Memories: Documentary on Jiri Kylián’s life, way of thinking and most significant creations. Shot in 2011 in The Hague, Prague, Monte
Carlo and Paris with Sabine Kupferberg dancing as Kylián rehearses some of his works.

Friday 16 August: 2.30pm – 3.50pm
Monday 19 August: 2.30pm – 3.50pm

The Green Table / Portrait of Mary Wigman: Choreographed in 1932, The Green Table is known as Kurt Jooss’s masterpiece. In this film of a performance in the 1960s by Folkwang Ballet, the dancers include a young Pina Bausch. At the end of the roaring twenties Mary Wigman provoked a real revolution in the world of dance.

Saturday 17 August: 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 18 August: 2.30pm – 3.30pm


New Voices Discussion: A panel of emerging choreographers discusses the New Voices programme, hosted by Dance Base Artistic Director Morag

Friday 16 August: 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Dance Odysseys Discussion: An overview of this unique weekend of dance, chaired by Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson.

Friday 16 August
: 7.00pm – 7.30pm

Contemporary Classics Conversation: Christopher Hampson and Jane Pritchard, Curator of Dance at the V&A, in conversation.

Saturday 17 August: 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Pierrot Lunaire Talk: Christopher Hampson and Jane Pritchard discuss this seminal work.

Saturday 17 August: 7.00pm – 7.30pm

Cesc Gelabert Conversation: Choreographer and solo performer on the making of Im (Goldenen) Schnitt I.

Sunday 18 August
: 4.00pm – 4.30pm

The Rite of Spring Talk: With choreographer Christopher Hampson.

Sunday 18 August: 7.00pm – 7.30pm

Dance on Film Talk: Curator of Dance Odysseys films Nele Hertling shares her thoughts on dance on celluloid.

Monday 19 August: 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Reflections on Dance Odysseys: Mary Brennan, Dance Critic of The Herald, chairs a discussion with Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher
Hampson, Scottish Dance Theatre Artistic Director Fleur Darkin and Dance Base Artistic Director Morag Deyes.

Monday 19 August
: 4.00pm – 4.30pm

Ticket information

All talks and films will take place at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.

Films £4    BOOK NOW

Talks Ticketed but free     BOOK NOW


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