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Hilde Holger - Her Legacy

2013
1h
Biography/Documentary
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Cast

Hilde Holger (Self)Liz Aggiss (Self)Primavera Boman-Behram (Self)Carl Campbell (Self)

Director

Alan Bowyer

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Synopsis

Depicts the life of Austrian expressionist dancer and choreographer Hilde Holger. After fleeing Nazi Vienna, she founded dance schools in both Bombay and London, and pioneered inclusive dance. Hilde Holger started to dance at age six. At that time she was too young to join the Vienna State Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, so she settled for ballroom dancing lessons taken with her sister Hedi Sofer, until she was accepted to study with radical dancer Gertrud Bodenwieser. At age eighteen she had her first solo performance in the Viennese Secession. Later in the Viennese Hagenbund and theaters in Vienna, Paris and Berlin, her much-lauded expressionist dance caused quite a stir.

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