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Makers of Modern Dance in Germany Part 2: Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss

Downfall, leaving and returning - World War II and after

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Makers of Modern Dance in Germany Part 2: Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss


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Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss

Part 2 begins with the 1936 Olympics and the cancellation by Josef Goebbels of Laban's massive opening choreographic piece The Spring Wind and the New Joy and Laban's consequent downfall and escape from Germany.

World War II finds Laban and Jooss in England while Wigman remains in Germany only to experience of the destruction of her school in air raid. The post war period focuses on Jooss's return to Germany and the Folkwang School; and Wigman's eventual move to West Germany and return to choreography. Jooss who has outlived the others has the last word.

See Part I here: 
Makers of Modern Dance Part 1: Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss
Documentary concludes in 1933

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