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A life in four hours:
Rostock /Berlin

Narrative 3
Nele Hertling tells.
Listener: Reinhild Hoffmann

Nele Hertling
Born 1934 in Berlin, raised in Mecklenburg, degree in philosophy, german and theatre science at Humboldt University Berlin. Since 1962, she was working for 25 years as a 'secretary' at the department music and visual arts at Akademie der Künste, inventing amongst others the series Pantomime-Music-Dance-Theatre. From 1988 on, she was head of the Werkstatt Berlin, and artistic director of the Hebbel theatre. She turned the theatre into a new model of networking process of international artists and production places. Cultural politician, diplomat, double agent, board-founder, Chevalier de la Légion d´honneur, lobbyist, committee handler, holder of The Federal Cross of Merit, president of the german-french Kulturrat - 15 years head of the Hebbel theatre (and initiator as well of the Festival Tanz im August). Since 2003, she is director of the artist-programm at the DAAD.

Reinhild Hoffmann is together with Pina Bausch and Susanne Linke exponent of the german Performance theatre. Graduated in Dance at Folkwang University under Kurt Jooss, own choreographies since 1974. Together with Susanne Linke she was head of the Folkwang Dance Studio, from 1978 to 1986 head of the Bremer Tanztheater, until 1981 together with Gerhard Bohner. From 1986 to 1995, the Tanztheater Reinhild Hoffmann was located at the Schauspielhaus Bochum. Since 1996, Reinhild Hoffmann is working as a freelance choreographer.

20th of August, 2004, Podewil
In cooperation with the Festival "Tanz im August"

"Tanz im August" is a cooperation of Hebbel am Ufer and Tanzwerkstatt Berlin, supported by Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur, funded byHauptstadtkulturfonds.