Tanz für eine Frau
Ulrike Rosenbach, 1975, 8'32''

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The black and white video 'Dance for a Woman' shows the artist as dancer turning incessantly around her to the tune of the waltz 'I dance with you into the heaven' by Strauss. The action is filmed from above and visualises thus the seemingly faceless centre of a spinning voile skirt.
The tune is constantly repeated reflecting the endless turnings of the dance. The image is both: dizzy and unsettling. The figure appears from above like the turning ballerina of a music box gentling swaying to and fro in the frame of the screen only to balance itself out again in the centre. The dancing woman resembles the core but, in this form, causes fright. She turns into a record stuck to the turntable of habit and role-playing. The togetherness suggested by the tune is m
ssing completely. The artist paraphrases the title of the waltz 'I dance with you into the heaven' by relating it solely to herself. At the end of the tape she breaks down. Read more...

  • Date: 1975
  • Length: 8'32''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: performance (artwork genre), body art, dance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: body, music (subject), feminism