Waterdances/Yes Poems

/Yes Poems

Waterdances/Yes Poems

In the summer of 2021 – after long dance-walks through the Engadine Alps and movement research in a Hamburg studio – Maria Zimpel films Waterdances/Yes Poems together with Claudio von Planta. They explore her idea of the body as a transmitter and the ecofeminist idea of the embodied nature. Nature is not separated from us but rather a dynamic force balancing the body from within. Through mobilising the sensuous body they search for the patterns and qualities that organise both, the movements of the dancing body and those of the natural landscapes. The boundaries between one and the other are watery. The choreography moves between real and imagined landscapes, explores geological surfaces and investigates the poetics of water. The film tells a non-linear story about an encounter of the body with natural forces.

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  • Directing, choreography, dance → Maria Zimpel
  • Director of Photography → Claudio von Planta
  • Editing → Mathias Hollaender
  • Music → Holly Hock
  • Audiomix and Field recording → Waclaw Zimpel
  • Costumes → Ko_Ruho, Dorota Kabala, Larissa von Planta
  • Scientific consultation → Jadwiga Zimpel
  • Subtitles → Anna Nowokuñska

  • Special thanks to → Margrit Tischhauser, Jan Rybkowski, Melanie Zimmerman, Niklaus Bein
  • In cooperation with → Acziun Susch by Joanna Lesnierowska in Museum Susch, ASF CH von Gražyna Kulczyk, K3 – Center for Choreographie and Kampnagel Hamburg.
  • Supported by → the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT,funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance, Art Station Foundation PL by Gražyna Kulczyk.
Photography → Caludio von Planta
/Yes poems