D|S°DANCE film / 2021-22
March 2020: first lockdown. Home offices, zoom meetings, streaming, virtual stages and bars - all over the world people are catapulting their cultural and
social lives onto the internet. Karen Bößer is setting up a new ensemble. She wants to know how it actually works when you want to produce something
new at a distance. Four performers at four locations are formed into one ensemble via internet streaming - supported only by a technical suitcase sent by
post. Under Bößer's direction, their movements are captured with zoom and mobile phone cameras, by bodycam and with the help of the auto-follow
mode. With much joy, humour, poetry and technology, they reflect on the lockdown situation and experiment with the new possibilities. Is it possible to
create new performance art via streaming? Is it possible to dance with each other at a distance?
The project is complemented by the film editing of concept artist Dirk Dietrich Hennig, who combines the different narrative levels into a unique
experimental film debut.
DIS°DANCE Film is an attempt to overcome boundaries: Boundaries of space, of the physical, of communication, of physical intensity, of empathy. What
comes out of it makes you want to break down all these limitations in everyday life as well.
D|S°DANCE film / external Link to Filmfreeway / Password protected / get in contact
A film project by Karen Bößer & Dirk Dietrich Hennig
art director: Karen Bößer & Dirk Dietrich Hennig
performance + camera: Karen Bößer, Taneli Törmä, Neus Barcons Roca, Ingo Reulecke
Film score: Thomas Klein aka Sølyst
Film editing: Dirk Dietrich Hennig
Project management: Petra Prahl and Jacqueline Friedrich
Public relation: Jacqueline Friedrich
Social media strategy: Laura Jil Beyer
Graphik design + website: UX/UI Design Jan B. Mwesigwa
Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, and by the
NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the
NEUSTART KULTUR initiative Support Program Dance, and by the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf. A production by karen-boesser-projects.
Photos: Copyright karen-boesser-projects, 2021
Link to the Brochure