Waterdances/Yes Poems

/Yes Poems

Waterdances/Yes Poems
In the beginning of summer of 2021 – after long, solo dance walks through the Engadine Alps and movement research in a Hamburg studio - choreographer and dance artist Maria Zimpel, together with filmmaker Claudio von Planta, completed the shooting of the choreographic film Waterdances / Yes Poems. Together they explored her idea of the body as a transmitter and the ecofeminist idea of the embodied nature. Nature is not separated from us but rather a dynamic force balancing the body from within. Through mobilising the sensuous body they search for the patterns and qualities that organise both the movements of the dancing body and of the natural surfaces. The boundaries between one and the other are watery. The choreography moves between real and imagined landscapes, explores geological surfaces and investigates the poetics of water. The film tells a non-linear story of an encounter of the body with natural forces.

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  • Directing, choreography, dance → Maria Zimpel
  • Director of Photography → Claudio von Planta
  • Editing → Mathias Hollaender
  • Music → Holly Hock
  • Audiomix and Field recording → Waclaw Zimpel
  • Costumes → Ko_Ruho, Dorota Kabala, Larissa von Planta
  • Scientific consultation → Jadwiga Zimpel
  • Subtitles → Anna Nowokuñska
  • Executive producer → Maria Zimpel

  • Special thanks to → Margrit Tischhauser, Jan Rybkowski, Melanie Zimmerman, Niklaus Bein
  • In cooperation with → Acziun Susch, program curated by Joanna Lesnierowska in Museum Susch, ASF CH von Gražyna Kulczyk, K3 – Center for Choreographie and Kampnagel Hamburg.
  • Supported by → the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT,funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance, Art Stations Foundation PL by Gražyna Kulczyk.

Photography → Claudio von Planta

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