We’re all familiar with this from musicals and dance films: the characters break out more or less abruptly into wild dancing. But also in dramas, comedies or other quite “normal” films, the characters are suddenly gripped by dance fever from time to time. The result is usually much funnier or more touching than in classical music films. Let yourselves be surprised by this wonder chest and what depth these cinematic choreographies have after all.

Monday, 21. Mar 2022 // 21:00 Uhr @ W1 – Zentrum für junge Kultur Theatersaal
Tuesday, 22. Mar 2022 // 18:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie

Violet Crumble
Germany 2021, color, 9 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Péter Dániel Matkaicsek

This film begins at escape. It is conceived from the point of view of a woman finding a way to cope with the consequences of a traumatic event. From the moment her feet touch the ground, we find ourselves alongside her, entering a place that is safe from damage and pain. We are offered a feeling of sanctuary, yet beneath these still waters are the forces of a riptide of memory, recognition, and unattainable recovery.

Safe Space
Germany 2020, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Mirelle Borra
Production: Mirelle Borra
The film is pieced together from numerous YouTube clips of ballroom events from the early nineties – at a time the AIDS epidemic was surging in NYC. Ballroom culture is created by trans and queer people of color in response to a society that marginalized their presence. The video is narrated by AI generated voices reciting statements of LGBTQ+ refugees that have been sourced from the internet.

Germany 2021, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Michael Fetter Nathansky
Production: Virginia Martin
A cinematic invitation to create your own film inside your own head by combining German architecture with Spanish dance, life and death, silence and movement and everything inbetween.

Seperated Waves of one Ocean
Germany 2020, color, 2 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Stefanie Sixt
Production: Stefanie Sixt
Humanity seen as a systemic combination and the individual taken as a single component in the system: Dancers are an exemplary for the conciousness and the power of the worldwide interconnectedness and on the other hand the perception of isolation.

Germany 2021, color, 19 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Hubertus Hinse
Production: Hubertus Hinse
In 2021 Annette Vogel created a very special project: Young adults, professional dancers and wheelchair users did a dancing theatre performance together. This documentation provides a glimpse into the production as well as in the personal sphere of the protagonists.

Germany 2020, color, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Karolina Wyrwal
Production: Karolina Wyrwal
The idea for the video was to create the own artistic document of personal plastic consumption. Not a critique in the true sense of the word. Rather a confirmation of how damn useful plastic can be, how beautiful, but also how durable and problematic. Over a period of two months, all personal plastic was collected. It filled a room. It was a huge and sobering amount. Most of it was used in the video.

The Netherlands 2018, color, 15 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Daphne Lucker

A short dance film about the loving connection of three sisters in a broken home. They are at each other’s mercy and survive as long as they are together. But is their loving connection strong enough to endure their gloomy surroundings?

To shape and be shaped
Israel 2020, color, 7 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Itai Palti
Production: Itai Palti
In this short film, the architect Itai Palti and the choreographer Snir Nakar explore the concept of a conscious city.

Switzerland 2021, color, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola
Production: Filippo Bonacci
The morning after a wild party, David and Oscar discover that their roommate Robin is still dancing, but he doesn’t show reactions. What the heck is going on?