Workshop on Film-Choreography

Online Morning Class: April 25 – 29, 2022
On-site Workshop at DOCK 11 in Berlin: May 14-15, 2022

Yoshiko Chuma - The Girl Can't Help It

Movement seems to be the crucial common point between choreography and cinematography. But how can physical and cinematic movements be arranged, composed, and interwoven with each other?

We will discover the various methods and strategies which can be used to connect dance and film through a close and precise study of selected dance films and texts. By analyzing the genesis, processes, and methods used in our examples, we will learn more about what I refer to as film-choreographic arrangements. Hands-on exercises will help us transfer theoretical thoughts into practice.

The workshop is divided in four sessions, each accompanied by a selection of films, texts and small practical exercises. The aim is to provide historical and conceptual knowledge on the hybrid film format, and to support the participants in the development and enhancement of their own ideas for dance films. It serves as a platform for inspiration and intense exchange and encourages the participants to sharpen their own artistic approach.

The number of participants is limited to 10 people for each workshop, so that we can exchange in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Online Morning Class:
Dates: 25th – 29th April 2022
Time: 9.30 – 12.30 am (MEZ)
Fee: 150 €

On-Site Workshop:
Dates: 14th & 15th May 2022
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Venue: SAAL 3, DOCK 11
Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin
Fee: 180 €


In case of further questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sarah Möller studied media culture at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Université Lumière Lyon II and the University of Potsdam. Currently she is working on a PhD-Thesis at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2012, she has been working for the international dance film festival POOL in Berlin, being today one of the co-directors. She is especially interested in the various ways of interweaving image and dance movement. Additionally, she has been invited as a film programmer, lecturer, and jury member for several international dance film festivals and exhibitions.

Photo: Still aus „The Girl Can’t Help It“ von Yoshiko Chuma