Pearls 2007

Give me a Break

Noa Shadur
Netherlands, Israel Tel-Aviv 2007

Three girls are finding their way through a labyrinth of corridors. Drawing a path of potential encounters, only possible for a partial amount of time.

  • #Director: Noa Shadur
  • #Choreography: Noa Shadur
  • #Country of Production: Netherlands, Israel Tel-Aviv
  • #Year of Production: 2007
  • #Duration: 00:12:00
  • #Dance and Acting: Tanja Fridjonsdotti, Damaris Verduijn, Lydie Pire
  • #Camera: Julius van der Vaad
  • #Editing: Shadar Amarilio
  • #Music: Ishai Adar
Pearls 2007


Phillipe Saire
Switzerland, Lausanne 2006

Shot in an industrial zone of Lausanne where prostitutes mingle with worker from a marshalling yard. Blind Date tells the story of a quest. Mika, the young man totally subservient to the constraints of work and society, feels as though he is barely alive, cut off from his desires. He dies in a car crash […]

  • #Director: Phillipe Saire
  • #Country of Production: Switzerland, Lausanne
  • #Year of Production: 2006
  • #Duration: 00:26:00
Pearls 2007

Berytus, Tyrus, Augusta

Libanon, Germany Berlin 2007

This is a short film in three parts named after the locations where the film was shot (in Latin). It is partly choreographed, partly improvised. It has to be seen as an attempt to fin a poetic relationship between the construction of the character (interior motivation/auto-fiction) and the different locations (exterior conditions/ political reality)

  • #Choreography: Fabien Chas
  • #Country of Production: Libanon, Germany Berlin
  • #Year of Production: 2007
  • #Duration: 00:20:00
  • #Dance and Acting: Fabien Chas, Monique Bellan, Amal Issa, Arwa Issa, Mahmoud Mazboudi
  • #Camera: Aidan Obrist
  • #Editing: Adrien Faucheux
  • #Music: Kasuga Nakamatsu, Markus Wettsetin, Peter Görz
Pearls 2007

Collateral Damage

Andrew Wass
USA, Oakland 2003

Two toy figures dance a duet inspired by Contact Improv technique. They are surrounded by the sounds of war and run for cover as an air raid approaches.

  • #Director: Andrew Wass
  • #Country of Production: USA, Oakland
  • #Year of Production: 2003
  • #Duration: 00:04:40
  • #Camera: Andrew Wass
  • #Editing: Andrew Wass
Pearls 2007


Noa Jordan
Germany, Berlin 2007

Noa Jordan stellt den menschliche Körper in das Zentrum ihrer künstlichen Arbeit. “Durch die Technik des Körperabdrucksnehmens kommt es zu einer Unmittelbarkeit der Darstellung eines konkreten Körpers, wie sie der Leinwand zurückbleiben, nähert sie sich dem Dasein eines Körpers in seiner Begrenzung, seiner Begrenzung, seiner Bewegung und in seiner Bewegungsfreiheit als erstem Ursprung unserer Freiheit. […]

  • #Director: Noa Jordan
  • #Country of Production: Germany, Berlin
  • #Year of Production: 2007
  • #Duration: 00:04:00
  • #Dance and Acting: Julia Agalas, Nilou Far, Julie Reinartz, Frederika Plafki
  • #Camera: Martin Sommerburg
  • #Editing: Martin Sommerburg
Pearls 2007

mazy the films

Willi Dorner
Austria, Vienna 2003

What is the human body able to sustain when subjected to devices that record sounds and images? And what can we be done with the human body when it tends to evade the representational codes of these devices? mazy ( meaning labyrinthine) based one the choreography by Willi Dorner offers three answers formulated with the […]

  • #Director: Willi Dorner
  • #Country of Production: Austria, Vienna
  • #Year of Production: 2003
  • #Duration: 00:07:00
Pearls 2007

Meditation NO.509

Frank N
Germany, Wuppertal 2005

Meditation No. 509 kann sich der Betrachter kontemplativ seinen assoziativen Gedanken hingeben. Reduziert auf ein Minimum und abstrahiert auf ein Maximum, verfolgt man die Bewegung des Tänzers Geraldo S1i. In der Meditations Serie geht es um die “Macht der Worte”. Einzelne Tanzsequenzen werden animiert und mit Worten un Zusammenhang gebracht. Dadurch erlangt der Tanz, für […]

  • #Director: Frank N
  • #Choreography: Geraldo Si
  • #Country of Production: Germany, Wuppertal
  • #Year of Production: 2005
  • #Dance and Acting: Geraldo Si
  • #Camera: Frank N
  • #Editing: Frank N
Pearls 2007

4 Jesus

Sean Martin Reynard
United Kingdom 2004
  • #Director: Sean Martin Reynard
  • #Country of Production: United Kingdom
  • #Year of Production: 2004
  • #Duration: 00:05:00
Pearls 2007

Ray-Step Back!

Theresa Renn, Natalia Schwarz
Germany, Stuttgart 2006

Ray Linch ist der Mann, der den Broadway nach Stuttgart gebracht hat. In einem biographischen Tanzfilm über das aufregende Leben des in Stuttgart legendären Stepptänzers, Choreographen und Sängers Ray Linch kommen wir einem Mann näher, der sein Karriere in Brooklyn begann, mit der Armee nach Stuttgart kam und dort heimisch wurde. Als ein Gründer einer […]

  • #Director: Theresa Renn, Natalia Schwarz
  • #Country of Production: Germany, Stuttgart
  • #Year of Production: 2006
  • #Duration: 01:02:00
Pearls 2007

The Shape of Water

Narelle Benjamin
Australia, Sydney 2006

Narelle Benjamin got the idea for the film from a recurring dream she had of a house teetering on the edge of a cliff above a raging ocean. Beresford realises this vision as a gothic fairytale landscape and uses her dancers to convey the different shapes water can take-ultimately exploring the connections between water and […]

  • #Director: Narelle Benjamin
  • #Country of Production: Australia, Sydney
  • #Year of Production: 2006
  • #Duration: 00:14:00