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tv   Arts and Culture - News  Deutsche Welle  February 5, 2019 7:45am-8:01am CET

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iconic fashion. bots we begin with a production that's new to the hamburg opera it's the baroque opera office in your idiocy directed by the legendary choreographer. who has been bad a director over forty five years so is this an opera or is it a ballet well actually it's a bit of both a choreographed opera if you like bending the genre a little which noir is sort of bracing for. with his tragic opera ofis and you really see christoph look at one time revolutionize the world of music director and choreographer john new maya continues this revolution with his production in. the version is done as a synergy of music and dance a good sound. all synthesis of the arts. this is all right it was funny she couldn't get used that was the original idea behind this opera in and i
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think the singing as if they're good at musical and the dance if they're good are also musical and see if you put them together you might see two contrast in types of musicality but i think that's what block wanted. from gluck so good voyage was the mr singer all fears trying to steal his lover back from the underworld is a like motif for john noir mile it's one that over the past forty years he's kept returning to developing his vision of the made. in the mayas modern version orpheus is a choreographer and his wife you are to see his prima ballerina which raises the question just how much of noir maya is in his office. is take it as i think that every ballet every production i do is a piece of me if i can make a ballet about something i'm not my advice.
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the world. was was star russian tenor dimitri korczak plays orpheus was his wife your idiocy is sung and danced by canadian soprano andrea on a churchman. john was able to work with me and to see how i move in to see what would be. what would work in this piece amongst professional company about ballet dancers. dukes opera is a tragedy with the f.e.'s losing his lover in john wayne meyers production the spirit of your idiocy leads on through the work of her beloved choreographer husband orpheus. in the ballet he creates.
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and hit in the studio as my colleague david leavitt's who trained as a ballet dancer but full journalism got to him. what makes this man john norma so special well this guy is seventy nine and he is still making work that is ambitious and fresh and strong and athletic it's contemporary and classic all at the same time and by the way this guy's contract with the hamburg ballet won't end until he's eighty four years old so he's a pretty incredible person and i actually heard him speaking german he's actually in america he's american but he spent most of his life here in germany which is why he felt more comfortable during the interview in german wow i haven't got that far right now what do you think anyway. his production well i love it because i think this combination of opera and ballet is so fantastic usually people are fans of one
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or the other this way it's like there's something there for everyone everyone gets to go home happy right and kudos to the opera singers for being able to dance a little and of course thank goodness that the dancers don't even try to sing because you don't want to send people to you. now there are actually two versions of this opera orpheus and your idiocy because back in the eighteenth century the composer christoph crook created one version without dance and then he created another version with dance for french audiences because they had somewhat more extravagant taste and that's the version that no meyer has now taken for the next level here typical friendship i shouldn't i think you're going to. affect the head yes now miss ology that all fetus is a musician who shot the baby see the trees he gave you know using. but noir noir miles sorry has him a choreographer why is that that it's almost like
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a kind of a parallel universe you've got on the one hand the real choreographer noir meyer who by the way is openly gay he's actually married to one of hamburg's top surgeons and then you've got his main character orpheus who some critics say he's turned into a closeted gay choreographer clearly he's unhappily married to his prima ballerina now in this version they fight she then crashes her car and dies or if it has the chance to save her from the underworld as in the ancient myth of course robin i think you know but it doesn't go very well in this version possibly because he doesn't really love her ok now i want to change the subject now because you're not just a man who knows about ballet but also books and she's been very busy with one
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hundred must reads the d.w. project about german classics that a translation into english now this week the old. test and now i know it because of amy and the detectives but it's not and in the us the book were the book we're featuring this week is not him in the detective it's actually not written for children at all quite the opposite it is also based in berlin it came out two years later in one nine hundred thirty one and it's about this very exciting and wild into boxer's time right before the nazis did ok david thank you very much let's see what david has in store for us. printed filth is not what most authors want critics calling their first novel but as they say there's no such thing as bad publicity in this case it was an honor it definitely boosted sales.
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of the novel going to the dogs came out in germany in one thousand nine hundred thirty one and the people who were criticizing authors. were really nazis they called the book decadent now because no it was already wildly successful as an author of children's books but this one is definitely for adults the main character is fabiani a moralist you know world of loose morals bohemian berlin a place of artists intellectuals ordinary women who sell their bodies it's all one big rush. ten passable women were available and i slept with six of them the near future had made up its mind to mince me into sausage meat what was i to do in the meanwhile read books file the rough corners off my character earn money i was sitting in a great waiting room and its name was europe the train was due to leave in a week i knew that but no one could tell me where it was going or what would become
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of me fabiana eventually does find a real love but then he loses it he also loses his job and his best friend to suicide germany's weimar republic was also just about to come crashing down but no one knew it yet. it's astounding to see how castro describes berlin just before the rise of hitler the fights between communists and nazis the gradual to k. of morals and good manners. going to the dogs was one of the books burned by the nazis but there was criticism from other camps as well but the main character fabio . resigns himself to fate rather than fighting back in real life when the nazis took over cast himself was by no means a resistance fighter. now
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christian dior is the name of one of the world's top fashion houses the man himself started the brand just off the wall and almost immediately revolutionized fashion with his new look he paid no attention to the gloom and austerity of post-war europe and desired fabulous clothes that went in the loft now there's currently a retrospective of his work in. london's victoria and albert museum has a good eye for fashion it's curatorial staff acquired one of dior's iconic bastards back in one nine hundred sixty. now the museum has mounted a retrospective devoted to making terry french designer and talented businessman christian dior. a legacy of christian dior really he really crystallises a moment in twentieth century fashion and within you know and in his name is still known globally and although he was a shy and retiring and he really knew how to push the bra and. deal founded his
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fashion house in paris in one thousand nine hundred forty six and his very first collection was a success stars like marlena dietrich were among his first clients born in normandy as the son of an industrialist dual was not only an excellent scripture interests micah he also had a knack for successfully marketing his creations he designed a new collection for each season and featured her jeans from the very start that way all those who couldn't afford his clothes could at least surround themselves with the scent of opulence. to your didn't hold back. confound brick and sparkles after the great austere years of the second world war the will to do with room to buy this return to luxury others criticized him as wasteful. i became a fashion i loved the united kingdom including its food he had his first fashion
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show in london and nine hundred fifty one princess margaret was one of his clients the favorite gown bought for her twenty first birthday was by christian dior. this on miscible exhibition guides the visitor through the eleven years during which do you all work as a designer and it shows the strong influence he had on his successes from the young age signing the wrong who took over following deals death to the current creative head madea graziano curing. i think all the time about that because i think that we have caught you out as we are never forget that because. isn't known about the names about these old so about half machine only about the dream about those who like you realize this dream speak about human touch. and this is curious version of the bastards. do your spirit lives on and not
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only at his label way each of his six successes has reinvented the christiane do you understand. exhibition runs until july at the vienna and there's always more information and study all topics on our website at www dot com slash culture and thanks for watching.
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