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In conversation with Maya Krishna Rao, Susanne Linke will speak about her particular approach to and engagement with dance and choreography. She will also share film excerpts from her most important dance works. This will be followed by a discussion.

This event is supported by Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan.

Date: Jun 17, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM
Entry: Free
Location: The Gati Studio, 5 Wind Mill Place, S-17 Khirkee Extension, Opp. Select City Walk, New Delhi-17
Contact: The Gati Dance Forum at 9971406113 or 011-64625766

Internationally renowned choreographer Susanna Linke has had decisive influence on Germany’s choreographic landscape. She received her education from Mary Wigman in Berlin before studying at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. Linke attained international acclaim for her solos (“Im Bade wannen“, “Schritte verfolgen“, her Dore Hoyer reconstruction “Afectos humanos”, among others) and her group pieces. She was awarded numerous prizes for her choreographies and she toured throughout Europe, India, Australia and South and North America. For almost ten years, until the summer of 1985, Susanne Linke headed the Folkwang Tanz Studio. In 1994, Together with her partner Urs Dietrich as co-director, she created a new company at the Bremen Theater in 1994 and toured in Southeast Asia and Middle America. She remained there as the Director of Dance Theater until 2000. Since then Susanne has worked as an independent choreographer and dancer. In 2007 Susanne Linke was awarded the GERMAN DANCE PRIZE in recognition for her merits in modern dance, and named “L’officier de l’orde pour les arts et des lettres” by the French cultural ministry in 2008.