Profiles in excellence 1984 Hazlett Award: Dance: Hellmut Fricke-Gottschild

Dancer and choreographer Hellmut Gottschild discusses the origin of his dance company's name, Zero Moving, and its continuing significance in the working process of the company. The piece the dancers are rehearsing, Wolf Dances, addresses the dynamics of material consumption and competition by turning the fairy tale of "The Three Little Pigs" on its head. The wolf first appears in its naturally wild state. The following sections rewrite the story for the contemporary moment, casting the wolf as a real estate agent who convinces the pigs they need a better and better house, while the pigs stand in for authoritarian institutions of law and order. This video was created to honor Gottschild when he won the 1984 Hazlett Award in the Arts from the Governor of Pennsylvania, and it shows the early stages of the creative process used by Gottschild and other dancers.


Additional Info

  • Duration: 0:10:34
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1984
  • Location: Conwell Dance Theatre, Philadelphia
  • Credits: Choreographer: Hellmut Gottschild .Dancers: Karen Bamonte, Renee Banson, Kevin Dillon, Hellmut Gottschild, Susan Hagler, Michael Koob, Greg MacMullen, Patricia Veit, Grace Zarnoch.