Peter Sempel

Peter Sempel – Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory (1999)

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NinaHagen was born in East Berlin in 1955, migrated to the West in the mid-70’s and became a New Wave Punk rock star in 1978, singing in a screechy growl that shaded into an operatic coloratura. Read More »

Peter Sempel – Kazuo Ohno: Ich tanze ins Licht aka Kazuo Ohno: I Dance Into the Light (2004)

This is a wonderful documentary movie about Butoh-dancer-legend Kazuo Ohno.
It’s a German movie, so there will be some introductory talk and some voiceovers in German, but the other parts of the movies mostly consist of talks in English or in Japanese with an English interpreter sitting next to the people talking in Japanese – so you will be able to understand pretty much without knowing any German. And even if you dont understand anything, the film is just worth it for the wonderful material showing Kazuo Ohno. Read More »

Peter Sempel – Dandy (1988)

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– “What would you do if you had only ten days to live”?
– “Just get very stoned.”

DANDY (1988 )- a Voltaire-inspired anti-fairytale by Peter Sempel – Featuring Blixa Bargeld, Nick Cave, Kazuo Ohno & Nina Hagen.
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