Dance Film -remember me-


(about Cancel Culture in Wuppertal)

A dance film project thematically embracing heritage and memory – on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Friedrich Engels.

The larger-than-life bronze statue by Chinese artist Zeng Chenggang depicts the German social theorist, textile entrepreneur and revolutionary Friedrich Engels. He stands on a 40cm high pedestal, weighing 868 kg, in Wuppertal, Germany. This sculptural donation by the People’s Republic of China has  triggered many heated discussions. Which forms and symbols of collective memory are significant for us today? Why should we still remember Engels? This dance film aims to shine a light on Engels, his historically relevant ideas and to counteract an idealization that bores or leads to oblivion: questioning, critical thinking, dancing.
Interviews and atmospheric scenes are combined and reinforced by dance sequences in this film. The premiere is scheduled for June 2021.

Film by Kerstin Hamburg, Michael Baudenbacher and Paul White
Production Tanzrauschen / D / © 2021 / Film length 37 min

Funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Stadtsparkasse and the Tanja-Liedtke-Foundation

Paul White in remember me