15th Festival 2005

Fringe programme


Donnerstag 03. Nov. // 17.00 – ca. 18.45 Uhr
Eintritt frei
Film Nr. 2 – Festivalzentrum im theater fact

Film »Wahlverwandtschaften«

Tanzdrama nach Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Choreografie und Inszenierung: Tom Schilling // Musik: Franz Schubert
Libretto: Bernd Köllinger // Ausstattung: Eleonore Kleiber
Tänzer: Jutta Deutschland, Charlotte / Jens-Peter Urbich, Eduard / Hannelore Bey, Ottilie / Dieter Hülse, Hauptmann / Tanztheater der Komischen Oper Berlin
Uraufführung: 1983, Komische Oper Berlin // Dauer: 90 Minuten
TV-Aufzeichnung: Fernsehen der DDR 1985

Einführung: Dr. Karin Schmidt-Feister, 1984-97 Dramaturgin Tanztheater Komische Oper Berlin



The phrase »elective affinities« refers to a chemical process that Goethe quoted in his novel (1809). Film and television have dealt with this material on numerous occasions, but until now only Tom Schilling – the most important choreographer in the GDR – has handled it through dance. His »Wahlverwandtschaften« (»Elective Affinities«) are among the largest action ballets of the end of the 20th century. Schilling, born in Esperstedt / Kyffhäuser in 1928, was director of the Dance theatre of the Komische Oper Berlin in 1966-93 and in 1996 he was awarded the German dance prize in Essen.