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.