Dance Film KLASSE

 

Klasse tracks back to the winter of 1938 in Hamburg, Germany at the height of WWII in an old school classroom kept just as it was during the war. The chairs, the desks, the chalkboards and the solid walls are reminders of the haunting fixity of place against the visceral trace of memories left as records of a tortuous time. The intimate cast of German middle school students and professional dancers brings to life bits of letters written between young classmates as they left Germany one by one on the Kindertransport.

 

Director of Cinematography: Malia Bruker
Research and Choreography: Hannah Schwadron
Performers: Cydney Watson, Crystal Sepúlveda, Amanda Waal, Samuel Aldenhoff, Lenny Bucher, Athena Fahimi Vahid, Helena Fahimi Vahid, Luka Kiwus, Susanne Nazarigovar, Yannick Walter-Krieger, Selin Yasar.
Running Time: 8 Min

 

 

 

School Performances of Klasse with students at the Ida Ehre School, Hamburg, Germany, May 2015

Making of Dance Film, Klasse in historical classroom at the Israelitische Tochterschule with students from the Ida Ehre Schule, May 2015.

Public Performances of Klasse: Getanzte Zeitspuren (Class: Danced Traces in Time) with students at the Ida Ehre Schule make local news in Hamburg, Germany.