Cinéma de Mode: Martine Rose

martine rose

Today in our Cinéma de Mode we have an amazing fashion film directed by Paul Gore for Test Magazine and British Menswear designer Martine Rose. It’s a really impressive dance performance that includes classical ballet dance, breakdance, modern dance, contortion and some kickboxing moves. Even though the video is shot in a way you wouldn’t notice it, the dance performance is actually done by 6 different guys. Very nifty! Enjoy after the jump.

Frank by Frank
on October 27th, 2012
in Fashion, Videos
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Cinéma de Mode: My Daddy Was A Military Pilot

julian zigerli

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.

Frank by Frank
on July 21st, 2012
in Fashion, Videos
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Cinéma de Mode: Gaping Void

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.

Frank by Frank
on March 3rd, 2012
in Fashion, Videos
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Dance, dance or we are all lost!

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.

Lia by Lia
on January 31st, 2012
in Art, Entertainment, Movies
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The Hardcore 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.

Frank by Frank
on February 21st, 2011
in Art, Events, Fashion, Movies, Party, Theatre
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A piano and a city

picture: AntonellaTravascio

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.

Claudio by Claudio
on February 17th, 2011
in Entertainment, Music, Theatre

Where dreams are MADE reality

Ebon Heath at MADE

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.

Frank by Frank
on October 12th, 2010
in Art

Dancing without me


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.

Claudio by Claudio
on August 18th, 2010
in Entertainment, Theatre
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Sexy Experiments


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.

Claudio by Claudio
on June 30th, 2010
in Entertainment, Events, Theatre
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Dimensions of Flatland


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.

Claudio by Claudio
on May 15th, 2010
in Events, Theatre
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