When the Fire Dances between Two Poles
A Film by Allegra Fuller Snyder, published by Dance Horizons 1991
Dance Horizons offers this summary:
In Mary Wigmans definition of dance, sparks jump from dancer to spectator, enlivening both. Here is a vivid film portrait that captures Mary Wigmans enduring historical significance as founder of German expressionist dance. It includes footage of her work at the Earl Laban School and her own compositions, Witch Dance, Seraphic Song, and Dance of Summer, and excerpts from her last performance in 1942, Farewell and Thanksgiving. Wigman narrates, with voiceover in English, explaining her use of choric principles in her choreography, her emphasis on turning, her work with masks and percusiion accompaniment, and the expressive use of hands in dance training.