Dancing With Time

Documentary / Germany / 2007 / 103’

  • Author:Trevor Peters
  • Director:Trevor Peters
  • DOP:Niels Bolbrinker
  • Editor:Margot Neubert-Maric
  • Distributor:Ventura Film
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:DOK Leipzig 2007, Visions du Réel Nyon 2008, Vancouver IFF 2008,
    Wuhan 2009

Ballet dancers normally end their careers in their mid-thirties. But four former professionals, two women and two men, nearing their eighties have taken up the challenge by choreographer Heike Hennig to return to the stage and dance again. „Dancing with Time“ shows the extraordinary result, filmed in the opera house in Leipzig, where they once were leading members of the ensemble. They tell the stories of their lives in dance and the film extends this beyond the stage to portray Ursula, Christa, Siegfried and Horst as vivid personalities who have lived through the greatest upheavals and social changes of the last century in Germany. Nothing about them is old, except their age.

In co-production with ZDF in association with arte. Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.