The power centre of the body in dance
Her life's work includes the INNER SUSPENSION training method developed by Susanne Linke since 1981 which characterises the outstanding dance quality of her choreographies. This unique dance technique forms the basis for her daily work and is described by her as a method that begins within in order to energetically conquer the surrounding space from there, with the wholeness of the body.
Starting from her training with the great German dance artists Mary Wigman, Dore Hoyer, Pina Bausch, Hans Züllig and Jean Cébron, Susanne Linke has continuously developed her training method over the past decades, expanding it and yet reducing it to the essential, timeless and consistently physical.
Her technique allows a theoretical and practical reference to the dance past and remains in the timeless present through its physical-abstract clarity and precision. Susanne Linke has developed this dance technique mainly for her own training. Since 2014 Susanne Linke has been working on recording INNER SUSPENSION, structuring it and making it teachable, with the aim of preserving the dance technique for future generations. The movement series and their respective themes were developed with Susanne Linke and dancers from her closest artistic environment.
The film documentation INNER SUSPENSION was made in collaboration with the Tanzfilminstitut Bremen.
Artistic, pedagogical concept, Head of training: Susanne Linke
Artistic, pedagogical collaboration: Urs Dietrich
Conceptional collaboration: Henrietta Horn
Dancers: Luiza Braz Batista, Rossella Canciello, Urs Dietrich, Armelle van Eecloo, Heloise Fournier, Laura Gagliardi, Henrietta Horn, Elisabetta Rosso
Grafics: Heidemarie Franz/artwork3.eu
Production: Marion Ziemann
Project management: Inge Zysk
Dramaturgical concept, Interviews: Ulrich Scholz
Screenplay, Direction: Heidemarie Härtel
Camera Operators: Catarina Garcia, Artur Jäger, Emanuel Massa
Assistant Director, Editor: Mirosław Żydowicz
Sketch art: Kathy Gullion
Music: Hugo Garbrecht
Filmproduction: Deutsches Tanzfilmistitut Bremen
Special thanks to:
Waltraut Körver, Renate Graziadei, Arthur Stäldi and Studio laborgras
Prof. Dr. Stephan Brinkmann, Henrietta Horn
Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen
INNER SUSPENSION is supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative "NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Programme Dance."