January 2016, arsenal cinema

Vaginal Davis presents Rising Stars, Falling Stars – Letters from the Wardrobe

DIE KLAGE DER KAISERIN, 1989

In the second part of this three-part series, film expert Vaginal Davis presents DIE KLAGE DER KAISERIN (THE COMPLAINT OF AN EMPRESS), directed by the dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch in 1989. Using the 35-mm format, Bausch choreographed people and animals. The kaleidoscopic structure of atmospheres is accompanied by music from different places and times; it is at times eerie, at times a comical lament, told by bodies or body parts, gestures, mimicry and movements. As always, Vaginal Davis invites her guests to a post-screening drink. (stss) (31.1.)