Sharon lake nelken line

The Nelken Line: celebrate community, celebrate our world, and connect us all through movement.

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The Sustainable Sharon Coalition (SSC) Arts and Culture Committee in collaboration with Sharon Recreation and Kat Nasti Dance is thrilled to present The NELKEN Line.  This film will also be played at “Green Day,” SSC’s annual showstopper event supporting sustainability.

Join us on May 5 from 12-4 at Sharon High School!

Acclaimed, late German choreographer Pina Bausch choreographed Nelken—which means “carnations” in English—in 1982. It’s the piece with hundreds of pink carnations scattered across the stage, where at one point, the dancers walk in a single-file line, performing the same four distinct gestures over and over. For Bausch, each of the gestures represented one of the four seasons.

Earlier this year the Pina Bausch Foundation launched “The Nelken Line” project to encourage Bausch enthusiasts (and their willing friends, colleagues, students and family members) to start their own lines and share videos of them. So many people have taken part that the project has now been extended to May 31, 2018.

So far, participants have come from everywhere from Morocco to Chile, performing in locations like soccer stadiums, a French nursery school, and through the campus of Jacob’s Pillow.

The purpose of the project is to invite everyone across the world to participate in Pina’s movements and give everyone—no matter their age, language or ability—a chance to feel her iconic choreography in their own body.  To celebrate community, celebrate our world, and connect us all through movement.

By Sustainable Sharon Coalition Arts and Culture

Kat Nasti Dance