Special 3 – Urban Bodies – Human Spaces
Urban Bodies – Human Spaces is an intermedial project of short film and performance that explores the reciprocal relationship between the human body and urban space. The dancer and choreographer Simone Elliott from Regensburg interacts performatively with the projection of selected short films from recent years. The four experimental films from Japan, Canada, France and Italy each deal with different aspects of human existence in urban space. What does the city do to us, what do we do with it? By rethinking the visual ideas of the films and transferring them to the physical plane, the performer creates a new interpretive space. Projection meets skin, urban atmosphere meets emotion, space and body enter into a symbiosis. In the end, the question arises as to what remains. Is there a city after us?
Choreography and performance: Simone Elliott Idea and concept: Amrei Keul, as part of a traineeship at PLATFORM Munich
Born and raised in Seattle, USA, Simone now lives in Regensburg, Germany as a freelance performer and choreographer. She dedicates her life to sustainable movement and freedom of expression. After her dance training in Boston, Vancouver, Australia and Switzerland, she received engagements at theaters throughout Europe. Until 2020, she was a permanent ensemble member at the Theater Regensburg. In addition to her work as a dancer, she created seven short works there and worked intermittently as ballet master as well as choreographic assistant to Yuki Mori. In 2021 she was awarded the Cultural Promotion Prize of the City of Regensburg for her artistic work in the field of dance and choreography.