Rhythm Is It!

If you are looking for inspiration for dance in schools/dance in education – here is my dance audience tip: Rhythm Is It (2004) directed by Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch

Simon Rattle and Royston Maldoom work with schoolchildren in Berlin on dancing the Rite of Spring. My former children’s dance and youth dance company: Tanzwerkstatt No Limit, Berlin is featured in this film, too. Plus I love films where you can see a bit of the city I call home.


Here is an excerpt of the performance:


RHYTHM IS IT! records the first big educational project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra ventured out of the ivory tower of high culture into boroughs of low life for the sake of 250 youngsters. They had been strangers to classical music, but after arduous but thrilling preparation they danced to Stravinsky’s ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ (‘The Rite of Spring’). Recorded with a breathtaking fidelity of sound, this film from Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch documents the stages of the Sacre project and offers deep insights into the rehearsals of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Written by BOOMTOWN MEDIA BERLIN taken from imdd.com