Join VDA dance artists Jessie Owens and Allison Mott to learn and dance the “Nelken Line” at Traces on Saturday, June 15.
The Nelken line is a component of the late Pina Bausch’s 1982 work, “Nelken.” Lines are a recurring element in many of Bausch’s works. They feature dancers repeating simple gestures and steps as they form long lines across the stage.
Pina Bausch’s dance company, Tanztheater Wuppertal has started the “Nelken Line Project” and have encouraged people world-wide to take part by gathering every day people in public places, dancing the line and sending them a video of the event.
On June 15th, we will meet at the top of Church Street at 4:30pm to learn the movement and then we will dance the line down to Main Street. Please join us! Everyone is welcome! No dance experience necessary!
If you would like to learn the movements before June 15th, there is a link to the tutorial in the sidebar.