Swiss young designer and former UdK graguate Julian Zigerli always finds some great and creative ways of presenting his menswear collections. For his new Spring Summer 2013 collection he shot an amazing fashion film with 4 dancers performing at some old airport somewhere in the mountains of Switzerland. Awesome! Enjoy the film My Daddy Was A Military Pilot shot by Julia Brütsch after the jump.
How do you bring a hot naked guy together with crazy avant-garde fashion in one movie? The fashion film Gaping Void by director Konstantinos Menelaou gives an answer to this question after the jump.
What a joy: Wim Wender’s PINA is nominated for an Oscar award in the documentary category. Although the Oscars aren’t necessarily a symbol of artistic quality to me, I can’t deny a certain interest in those films that made it onto the short list of nominations. And PINA would actually deserve the award. On the occassion of this nomination, I’ll write about PINA and other wonderful documentaries focussing on dance this week.
This week is hardcore in many ways. A documentary festival movie (that’s hardcore if you prefer romcoms), a modern dance piece (that’s hardcore if you prefer going to the movies), a fashion fatwalk (no beauties and no skinny models here!), and a cabaret of art and hardcore fetish (that is hardcore probably for everyone…). The hardcore events (and some softcore as well) after the jump.
Anyone who has seen the movie The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean by Giuseppe Tornatore knows that a concert piano can be a gorgeous dance partner. Although the contemporary dance Chaconne will not have a moving piano on stage, we are thrilled to see the dancing interaction in between the charming dancer Yui Kawaguchi and the great jazz pianist Aki Takase. All the information you need and a funny little clip after the jump.
In Berlin the reality of an artist probably looks pretty much like this: A job as a waiter, a shared apartment with 5 people in Neukölln, a shabby little studio and working materials collected from fleamarkets, backyards and the trash. Not exactly the most inspiring circumstances I would think.
Now imagine this: A spacious white work space on top of Berlin, being surrounded by artists and experts from all kinds of professions, ressources and materials that you desire for your vision. It’s a dream come true for an artist. Only it’s not a dream. This is MADE. A brand new work space for artists in the center of Berlin at Alexander Platz.
Rewind four weeks: I had already heard a lot about this new mysterious place called MADE that was located a few stories below the Weekend Club at Alexander Platz. I just didn’t understand what it was. So, obviously I took the kind invitation of the makers of MADE to find out myself. More after the jump.
photo: Sandro Zanzinger
While others dance the way they feel I will again not be able to participate to one of my favourite Contemporary Dance- festivals for holiday reasons. But I hope that some of you guys might take the chance to visit one of the several performances, workshops and lectures that the Tanz im August Festival offers. So stretch yourself and make your stiff body ready for some ballet action and I will think of you while sitting in the sun. I promise. A trailer of the festival with some nice Berlin impressions after the jump.
photos: Kittiwat Sitti
What happens if you put some sexy Israelis in a rehearsel room with five Thai dancers. Some of them even being Ladyboys? Well, to me it sounds like an interesting gender-experiment! I hope that my expectations aren’t too high on the piece On Air from Nir de Volff this Friday. But since I liked most of Nir de Volffs choreographies I am sure that it will be a blast. Check it out for yourself if you’re interested in a crazy dance/theater performance with some eyecandys on the pie. Dates and more impressions after the jump.
photo: Karel Zwaneveld
Dancing is about creating a space within and outside your body. With the perfect control of the movements and contractions you become enabled to create a world of textures, dimension and interaction with yourself and the others. The different perspective on the dimensions on space, time, light and eternity are the topics of the dance piece Flatland of the Dansgroep Amsterdam who are visiting Berlin on Sunday. More information after the jump.
I am happy to announce the premiere of one of my favourite modern dancers and choreographers. This Friday Jule Fierl and Sanja Tropp Frühwald will perform their dance-piece called Bones- a hommage to two grannies. In this artistic collaboration the two dancers create a surreal world inspired by Rene Magritte, a fragmented world that poses questions about the family , stereotypes of youth and aging and the construction of identity! More infos about the story and the dates after the jump.