Brigitta Herrmann

EARTH’S LAMENT via GRATITUDE, inspired by and created in homage to Mary Wigman

Brigitta Herrmann photo by Bob Emmott

Brigitta Herrmann photo by Bob Emmott

4:45–5:45 PM
LOWER LEVEL GARDEN of The Barnes Foundation (Free)

(*Solo Forest, a Collection of Simultaneous Solo Dance Performances, is a free event held October 6th, 2018, 4:45 −5:45 pm at The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA**)

Brigitta Herrmann is a performer/choreographer/instructor. Anchored in the Mary Wigman tradition of dance, her work expresses her cross-cultural roots. She is co-founder of MOTION in Berlin, Germany and Group Motion and Ausdruckstanz Dance Theater in Philadelphia. In November of 2013 Herrmann was invited to join a team of choreographers in Essen, Germany to participate in the reconstruction of Mary Wigman’s choreography of Le Sacre du Printemps from 1957.Mary Wigman (1886-1973) pioneered German Expressionist Dance. As a dancer, choreographer, and teacher her work represents human existence through introspection, rather than ornamentation. She toured the US in the 1930s and was influential to much of Western modern dance, including through a Wigman school in New York, headed by her pupil Hanya Holm.

“The dance is a living language that speaks of man–an artistic message soaring above the ground of reality in order to speak, on a high level, in images and allegories of man’s innermost emotions and need for communication.”
— Wigman, 1966

**This event is a part of Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the Barnes Foundation present
Philadelphia Museum of Dance, A one-day free exhibit of live dance, OCTOBER 6, 2018 · 3–9 PM
BARNES FOUNDATION. LOCATION: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.278.7000; Get directions.

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