Dancing with Time / Tanz mit der Zeit

Ballet dancers normally end their careers in their mid-thirties. But four former professionals, two women and two men, nearing their eighties have taken up the challenge to return to the stage and dance again. DANCING WITH TIME shows the extraordinary result, filmed in the opera house in Leipzig, where they once were leading members of the ensemble. They tell the stories of their lives in dance and the film extends this beyond the stage to portray Ursula, Christa, Siegfried and Horst as vivid personalities who have lived through the greatest upheavals and social changes of the last century in Germany. Nothing about them is old, except their age.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2007

Format
35 mm, Digi Beta Pal

Length
103 min

Director
Trevor Peters

Production
ma.ja.de. filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF in collaboration with ARTE

Original Language
German

Subtitles
English, French

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2007
Visions du Réel Nyon 2008
FilmKunstFest Schwerin 2008
Vancouver IFF 2008
Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2008
Wuhan 2009