PEARLS 20 & Artist Prize

7 & 8 pm |19.00 & 20.00 Uhr | DOCK 11 | 10 €

Presenter | Moderation: Moritz Vierboom


  • Never Twenty One
    Never 21 Smail Kanoute POOL 20

    NEVER TWENTY ONE pays tribute to the young victims of firearms in the USA who will never be given the chance to see age 21. This expression originated from the Black Lives Matter movement denounces the early deaths which plague the country and neighborhoods like the Bronx in particular.
    Through testimonials of victims of the gun market system, a young dancer expresses his rage, the loss of his loved ones, and the vicious spiral he is locked into and which pushes him to play with fire. He becomes the scar of these sacrificed lives, their memories, their words, engraved forever in the curse of number 21.

  • Falling
    Fallig Qian Min PEARL 20

    Falling is the law of nature, and it is the direction caused by gravity, also is the inevitable passing of the past.Slowing down is no longer every moment, slowing down these unbalanced moments, seeing another meaning in the slow way of falling.

    RISQUES Thomas Gerard POOL 20

    Human experience spiral down when panic strikes.
    In an unstable balance between two landscapes, one gloomy, the other dreamlike. The experience runs in a loop without repeating itself identically.

  • Lost Horse
    Lost Horse Adi Halfin POOL 20

    Armed with their own camera, modern dance power-couple Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber set about documenting their intimate daily lives in a new genre of “Musical” style documentary.
    Mixing improvised choreography driven by their immediate emotions with the relentless,
    never-stopping rolling of the camera, the two created an abundance of scenes reflecting the many aspects of a relationship full of multitudes. A life full of beginnings and endings coexisting in us all.

    Following the video for “Earth Odyssey”, Director/Editor Adi Halfin’s vision for this video was another creative solution for a period where it is virtually impossible to create international collaborations due to the restrictions as a result of the global pandemic.
    After many ideas for the video were put down due to the inability to bring dancers and film crew together… She decided to go with the flow and have the dancers film themselves. Mixing their dance into a documentation of their personal life.
    In the end – this actually proved to be an advantage and allowed a more intimate and close-up view of the couple’s lives.

Artist Prize 20

Daniele Caetano & Natasha Vergilio

  • Apartment 502


    In an intimate hiding-place, two bodies reveals the shadows of their innocent love.

  • Lunar
    Lunar Natasha Vergilio Daniele Caetano

    Lunar is a short dance film narrated by a body and its shadows that reveal to each movement and pauses the essence ofemotional restlessness and psychic forces.The film symbolizes everything that is under the influence of lunar energy: the nature of death, life and human virtues.

Natasha Vergilio & Daniele Caetano, Foto: Barbara Dietl

In 2017 the artists Daniele Caetano and Natasha Vergilio started working together, directing video dance, stage performances, photo essays and experimental videos.

In 2019, the short dance films “Apartment 502” and “Lunar” were part of the program of POOL 19 – INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN. In 2018 they were awarded with the experimental film “Apartment 502” at the 60secondsdance Festival in Copenhagen-Denmark, also screened at the “Berlin Lesbian Non-Binary FilmFest”, and POOL Spring Edition 2020. “Mind Reverse” short film was screened in 60secFestival in several public spaces in Denmark. Currently “When Rivers Run Into The Ocean” short film is on the digital platform OTV – Open Television, USA, Chicago.

Natasha Vergilio is a brazilian artist based in Berlin-Germany, with 13 years of experience working professionally in the artistic field as a performer, movement director and choreographer. Refining intuitive art and physical experiences over the years, her work values the diverse forms of marginal intellectuality and the technology of these bodies and their stories. With Daniele Caetano they recently created We Are Water Creators , with emphasis on short-films, photography and performance.
“Não Existe Um Nome” and “A Potência do Anonimato” are performances and dance pieces that circulated in cultural institutions in Brazil 2016-2018. “Trust the Move” was performed at Ausufern Platform Carte Blanche – UferStudios Berlin 2018. Natasha also performed and choreographed “Aus Dem hinterhalt Wozzeck”, directed by the artist Black Cracker at Deutsche Oper Berlin – Tischlerei in 2018 and performed at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse with “Everybody Can Be, Everybody Can not Be” by Jao Moon 2019 – 2020.

Daniele Caetano is a brazilian filmmaker, photographer and video artist currently living in Berlin, Germany. Graduated in Audiovisual in São Paulo/Brazil, in 2015 was a finalist of the “ABC Award of Brazilian Cinematography”, in the category of best direction of photography, with the short film “Under the Cherry Trees”. Caetano is interested in dance, movement and video, topics which were dedicated to study over the years through experiments and spontaneous creations.