Experimental German filmmaker Wolfgang Ramsbott and dancer Harry Kramer met in Paris. Together, they made five films, including the extraordinary dance film Sackgasse, shown at Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen in 1964.
Kramer dances his way through an industrial landscape to the rhythm of groovy jazz music. Filmed and edited in a clever but alienating way, slowly but surely, the urban setting and the impact of a dizzying and all-consuming metropolis take over.
Sackgasse kicks off a programme of short dance films curated by BOZAR and the International Dance Film Festival. Work by Pierre Larauza, Tanja London, and Salvatore Insana will also be screened.