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Trespassing of Boundaries and Unification of Differences Through Art

Following Steps – A Book about Dancer/Choreographer Susanne Linke

Susanne Linke

The book about Susanne Linke takes its title from her 1985 solo dance piece Schritte verfolgen, in which she goes over her own life – just as in the book: the world-famous dancer/choreographer tells of her childhood, studies, professional career. A childhood without verbal communication. We get to know a girl, born shortly before the end of the war in Lüneburg, who was bright, wild, but unable to speak and understand due to an early case of meningitis and whose contact with her surroundings was confined to close observation and bodily gestures. At the age of six she was placed in a psychiatric hospital for a fortnight and subsequently learned German like a foreigner: sound by sound, word by word.