INTERNATIONAL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL
COMING AGAIN IN 2021...
We're working on the next TANZAHOi! Take a look back at our program from 2020. See you again in 2021 for the next edition of our Dance Film Festival!
FESTIVAL-CLOSE SPECIAL PROGRAM 2020
FESTIVAL MUSIC FROM HAMBURG ARTIST
Νarcissism. Personality development goes through a series of stages. This progression, when completed normally, leads to the formation of a stable person. The whole life of the individual is devoted to the ceaseless seeking of socially acceptable ways of sexual indulgence. It is general consensus that narcissism is tightly connected to the relationship that is formed between the individual and the existing behavioral standards.
Antoinette Helbing is a German dance artist based in Copenhagen. Her choreographic practice is driven by a curiosity towards the physicality and choreography of social life. She looks at social life with inquisitive eyes: Decoding communication - Unfolding physical behavior - Alienating human conditioning. Often the work turns out rather humorous, sometimes provocative and always investigating the human body.
~mignolo dance~ was founded by Charly and Eriel Santagado in 2017. They have been dancing and creating together for more than ten years and use this experience to continue to collaborate with each other and other dancers and artists to create new work that explores elements of various artistic mediums through movement.
Fu LE is a French award winning filmmaker and choreographer in the Tetrapode dance company. Graduated in sculpture at the Art Crafts National School in Paris, he then trained in physical theater and in contemporary dance in South America and Europe. He pursued recently his research in Taiwan, questioning social issues linked with urbanization.
Born in Tokyo, Max Levy studied at the San Francisco Ballet. At 18, he was engaged with American Repertory Ballet and Charlotte Ballet, and until 2017 as a soloist with Staatsballett Nürnberg. He has danced numerous roles by prominent choreographers including Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, and Ohad Naharin. In 2015 he was selected for Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer in Dance Europe.
Hai-Wen was born in Taipei. She graduated from the Taiwan National University of Arts in Taipei, with a major in Dance. In 2009 she participated the EX.E.R.CE program at the Centre Chorgraphique National de Montpellier, under the direction of French choreographer Mathilde Monnier. She is currently doing a residency at le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France.
I am a filmmaker from Istanbul, Turkey. I lived and worked in many countries including England, Turkey, and now, my current stop is Toronto, Canada. I recently graduated from the Video Design and Production program at George Brown College. Back in 2017, after graduating from the University of Nottingham, I worked in film productions in London.
Ewan Waddell is a writer and art director currently based in Berlin, Germany. The themes of his work explore individual experiences and reconciliation with the self, whilst his visual narratives are found in the harmony between contemporary and lo-fi processes. Ewan’s work has been featured by Pap Magazine, Cortex, TRIP Mag, Nylon Japan, Huck Magazine and he writes for Schön.
Director, DOP, Producer and all-round filmmaker, born Aizpute, Latvia, June 2nd, 1986. Grew up in Riga, Latvia most of his life, briefly lived in Toronto, Canada as a teenager and currently is based in London, England. Graduated an "Introduction to Film-making" course in Brighton and Hove City Collage in 2015 and started his own freelance company named Poetry Film Productions, the same year.
"My name is Jiang Xiong, English name is Banzai, and I am from China. Formerly worked in the Battle Flag Cultural Regiment of the Chengdu Military Region, participated in the Cirque du Soleil ""Dragon and Lion"", China's Broadway super-dimensional drama ""Peter Pan's Adventure Island"", the original musical ""Qiu Pants and Rolling Pin"", and is currently studying in the choreography department of Beijing Dance Academy , Is a junior.
I am now an actor, dancer, director / director.
“I imagine that my skin is translucent, that it does not constitute the border where “I am” begins and ends. I hate compromises, I am an “all or nothing” kind of person. I can’t help but acting impulsively and savour life in its most ripe moment: NOW. I am passionate about art as a means of making sense to this extraordinarily inconceivable world we live in”.
PENELOPE MOROUT is a Greek-French cross-disciplinary artist coming from a background of Dance and Architecture. Her expressive tools are drawing, dancing, crafting, filming.
"江峰 Jiang Feng is a non-gendered and multi-disciplinary artist working across-genres in movement/dance, theatre, voice, text, modeling, film, photography and theory. He attained her B.A. in English and Chinese literature from National Taiwan University in 2016. They are the receiver of the 2015 R.O.C. Government Fellowship to study and research dance abroad and “Grants for 20-40-Year-Old Writers” from Ministry of Culture in Taiwan.
Anke Böttcher is the choreographer and director of the inclusive dance company "here we are". She is the choreographer of the film Selfie. For two days, a former mail distribution hall became a dance and film location for the inclusive dance company "here we are". The result is an 7-minute short film that shows the dancers confrontation with the topic "cinematic selfie".
Kosta Karakashyan is a Bulgarian director, choreographer, and writer completing a BA in Dance at Columbia University. He has performed and choreographed on Dancing With the Stars Vietnam and is a two-time Bulgarian National Ballroom Champion. Under his creative agency Studio Karakashyan, recent works include directing music videos for artists Bettan and Acrillics and documentary dance film Waiting for Color about the ongoing LGBTQ+ persecution in the Chechnya.
Vikram Mohan is a contemporary dance Choreographer with over 15 years’ experience in various dance forms and Empanelment artist in Indian Council for Cultural Relations. He got Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar-2019 and also got 8 nominations in Mahindra excellence theatre awards for his production After Death the spiritual journey in 2016. He attended International choreographer week Tilburg Netherlands in 2014. His short dance film” Stillness” was in top 10 in 60 seconds dance on screen film festival Sweden and screen in many international festivals. As performer, Choreographer and teacher he worked many national and international festivals, universities and schools.
Choreographer and Artistic Curator for the dance season of Teatro Bellini Napoli - Artistic Director C.ia Artgarage / IF0021
Co- artistic director and choreographer of the Borderline Company 1999 - 2011
Choreographer for Korper Company
She studied Nikolais technique at Dance-Dance in Naples, a technique that develops an excellent ability of improvisation and composition, as well as developing an accurate investigation of the scene in every detail.
Born in the seaside of Haifa, Israel, Niv trained and taught Capoeira, acrobatics, and Afro-Brazilian dance before becoming a contemporary dance Artist. Niv has been a dancer at the Johannes Wieland Dance Company of Staatstheater Kassel, where he collaborated with choreographers Johannes Wieland (DE), Maxine Doyle (UK), Lenka Vagnerová (CZ), Helder Seabra (PT), and collaborated as a freelancer with Evangelos Poulinas (GR) and Ryan Mason (US), among others.
Elke Brugger is Austrian-born screenplay writer and director who lives in Cologne. Her films move between different genres and explore the depths behind facades of everyday life. She is also interested in conflict between an individual and a system – a system that can be a society, family, or a relationship.
Elke was born in Salzburg and studied Theatre, Film and Media Science at the University Vienna. After finishing her studies, she worked as assistant director in film and theatre.