Festival: 12.-15.09.2018, 19.00 Uhr, DOCK 11, Berlin

POOL 18 präsentierte eine Auswahl faszinierender Tanzfilmproduktionen aus aller Welt und wurde zum Treffpunkt Kreativschaffender aus Tanz, Film sowie der Fashion- und Werbeszene. Vielen Dank an alle teilnehmenden Künstler*innen und das wunderbare Publikum!


Tanz und Film in New York 1960-90

Dance and Film in New York 1960-90
Filme & Vernissage 12. September, 19.00 Uhr, 8 €


Künstlergespräch | Artist Talk

mit Yoshiko Chuma, Douglas Dunn und Thomas Körtvélyessy
Moderation: Arnd Wesemann -> mehr more

Ausstellung | Exhibition

13.-15. September, 18.00-22.00 Uhr, Eintritt frei

Filme aus dem Wettbewerb

13. & 14. September 2018, 19.00 Uhr, 6 €

15. September 2018, 19.00 Uhr, 6 €


Tanz und Film in New York 1960-90

Screening and Talks


Foto: Elaine Summers, (c) Artistic Estate of Elaine Summers

mit Filmen von Elaine Summers, Yoshiko Chuma, Meredith Monk, Pooh Kaye, Henry Hills, Rudy Burckhardt und Douglas Dunn


12. September 19.00 Uhr mit Yoshiko Chuma, Douglas Dunn und Thomas Körtvélyessy

Moderation: Arnd Wesemann


Künstlerische Nachlassverwalter von Elaine Summers

Elaine Summers, Artistic Estate of Elaine Summers

Elaine Summers (1925-2014) war Choreographin und Pionierin im Bereich Intermedia Art. Ihr Film ‚Overture‘ eröffnete 1962 das erste ‚Concert of Dance‘ des Judson Dance Theaters. Seit 1993 studierte und arbeitete Thomas Körtvélyessy bei Elaine Summers. Seit 2015 verwaltet er den künstlerischen Nachlass von Summers mit Unterstützung durch das von Summers gegründete Kinectic Awareness® Center und die New York Public Library. Daneben ist Körtvélyessy künstlerischer Leiter der von ihm gegründeten Real Dance Company und zertifizierter Dozent der Kinetic Awareness® Technik.

Thomas Körtvélyessy, Foto: Barbara Dietl


Douglas Dunn, Foto: Ron Antonelli

Douglas Dunn tanzt und kreiert Tänze seit mehr als 50 Jahren. Neben seinem Engagement bei Merce Cunningham (1969-1973) arbeitete er gemeinsam mit Yvonne Rainer und war Mitglied des mit Improvisation arbeitenden Performancekollektivs Grand Union (1970-76). 1971 entwickelte Dunn erste eigene Tanzsoli und Duette, 1978 gründete er die Company Douglas Dunn + Dancers. Dunn arbeitet mit Künstler*innen aus Lyrik, Bildender Kunst und Bildhauerei, Musik, Komposition und Theater zusammen, um in seinen Stücken facettenreiche Erfahrungswelten hervorzubringen. Er kollaborierte mit Filmemachern wie Charles Atlas, Amy Greenfield und Rudolph Burckhardt. In seinem Studio in Soho organisiert Dunn Salon Events und präsentiert Tanz, Musik, Film, Lyrik und Malerei. Im Mai 2018 öffnete er die Türen seines Studios für POOL SHINE. Daneben verfasst Dunn Gedichte und veröffentlichte die Textsammlung ‚Dancer Out of Sight‘ (Amzaon.com) 

Webseite: DouglasDunnDance.com


Yoshiko Chuma, Foto: Barbara Dietl

Yoshiko Chuma ist Choreographin und künstlerische Leiterin der Company The School of Hard Knocks. Geboren in Osaka,
Japan, lebt und arbeitet sie seit 1976 in New York. Yoshiko Chuma hat mehr als 60 Bühnenstücke und site-specific Performances produziert. Zwischen 1979 und 1982 drehte Yoshiko Chuma sieben 16 mm Filme, die bei POOL Shine erstmalig in Europa präsentiert wurden.


Aliki Chiotaki


Greece 2017, 00:01:17


A woman performs a series of movement / exercises before entering the infinite blue. Cipher is a pitch of a longer Dance for Camera project that aims to explore choreographically the inability or insufficiency of a group of people to maintain unity and integrity while performing a task thus, to lose the initial common code. Cipher also underlines the absence of setting goals, measuring progress and gain perspectives by being alert.

#Title: Cipher
#Director: Aliki Chiotaki
#Country of Production: Greece
#Year of Production: 2017
#Duration: 00:01:17
#Choreography: Xenia Kyriakopoulou
#Dancers / Actors: Katerina Psaroudaki
#Camera: Aliki Chiotaki
#Editing: Aliki Chiotaki
#Sound: Dimitris Barnias
#Music: Dimitris Barnias
#Webpage of the Artist: https://www.instagram.com/alikichiotaki/


Natasha Vergilio,

Aïda Colmenero Dïaz

Yakart 2017, 00:03:42


What are the body’s mechanisms against wounds? This work is inspired by the poem by Iosune de Goñi (Basque Country).

#Title: ABISMO
#Director: Aïda Colmenero Dïaz
#Country of Production: Yakart
#Year of Production: 2017
#Duration: 00:03:42
#Choreography: Aïda Colmenero Dïaz, She Estelle Foli
#Dancers / Actors: She Estelle Foli
#Camera: Aïda Colmenero Dïaz
#Music: Kai Engel: “Seeker”
#Webpage of the Artist: www.aidacolmenerodiaz.com/shepoems


Shantala Pèpe

Belgium, France 2018, 00:19:00


Behind closed doors, a woman with no face embodies a serie of threatening sound figures as she becomes the playground and the battlefield of feminine entities. Is she a witch ? A spider-
woman, a goddess, a she-wolf or a carnivorous plant ? And will they triumph over the woman they colonised ? The Magma Chamber is a discourse without words, a cry without voice, that tells us the violences and the ambivalences contained in the archetypes structuring female identity.

#Title: The Magma Chamber
#Director: Shantala Pèpe
#Coproduction: Stéla – DesArts // DesCinés
#Country of Production: Belgium, France
#Year of Production: 2018
#Duration: 00:19:00
#Choreography: Shantala Pèpe
#Dancers / Actors: Shantala Pèpe
#Camera: Antonin de Bemels
#Editing: Antonin de Bemels, Shantala Pèpe
#Coproduction: Stéla – DesArts // DesCinés
#Sound: Antonin de Bemels
#Music: Antonin de Bemels
#Webpage of the Artist: www.shantalapepe.net


Paolo Ermanno Vecchione

Italy 2018, 00:02:31


If your heart is broken and you can’t see the light, just follow these rules and start living again.

#Title: HOW TO SURVIVE A BREAK UP ( a short video guide to get over it)
#Director: Paolo Ermanno Vecchione
#Country of Production: Italy
#Year of Production: 2018
#Duration: 00:02:31
#Choreography: Paolo Ermanno Vecchione
#Editing: Nico Vecchione
#Music: “freedom” DJANGO


Fran Orallo

United Kingdom 2017, 00:10:00


Amateur poetry consists of a video collage made through the appropriation of a series of fragments of videos downloaded from YouTube, which, assembled, form a succession of surrealist sequences, close to visual poetry.

The work involves the manipulation of a series of videos, which without any artistic intention, have been uploaded to the network. Through the decontextualization, overlapping, and distortion of the same is intended to create an artistic work, questioning the idea of authorship and intellectual property.

We live invaded by images, every day hundreds of videos are produced, that without artistic criteria, flood the network with individual visions of reality. With my work I intend to recycle these images and grant them a certain aesthetic criterion, manipulating them and generating a new meaning.

#Title: amateur poetry
#Director: Fran Orallo
#Country of Production: United Kingdom
#Year of Production: 2017
#Duration: 00:10:00
#Camera: Fran Orallo
#Editing: Fran Orallo


Philip Szporer, Marlene Millar

Canada 2017, 00:13:45


Bhairava evokes facets of Shiva, the Lord of Dance, as both the destructor of evil and the guardian of time. He is fierce and drives terrible deeds, but his intention springs from pure compassion. In this work, carried by a strong and deeply evocative musical score and by the singular energy of the ancient site of Hampi, dancer and choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa embodies the presence and distinctive qualities of Bhairava. With her technical mastery and refined expressivity, she alternates between moments of precise symbolic gestures and more abstract body language surging from the powerful and omnipresent persona of Bhairava, creating a vivid incarnation of the deity.

#Title: Bhairava
#Director: Philip Szporer, Marlene Millar
#Country of Production: Canada
#Year of Production: 2017
#Duration: 00:13:45
#Choreography: Shantala Shivalingappa
#Dancers / Actors: Shantala Shivalingappa, Ramesh Jetty, B.P.Haribabu, N.Ramakrishnan, Jayaram Kikkeri Suryanarayana
#Camera: Kes Tagney
#Editing: Marlene Millar
#Sound: Dino Giancola
#Music: Ramesh Jetty



Miloushka Bokma

Netherlands 2018, 00:07:50


Thuis, Home, Heimat is a combination of photo works and a video. The guiding principle of these works is the endless stream of photos of refugees that I see on a daily basis. Situations that touch me, a certain posture or face expression form images in my head that I put on scene on location.

I have consciously chosen to work with Western people. By letting Western people figure in my work, I want to bring the refugee problem closer. This is not something that is far away and therefore does not concern us. This can happen to us all.

Being displaced, losing and how you deal with this is a recurring theme in my work. I am interested in the common of emotions. Everywhere people experience happiness, love, regret, longing, hope, frustration or fear. By looking at the photo’s and the video work, I want to share the audience with these feelings. That many experiences are universal, even if you experience them alone, is a comforting thought.

The video symbolically shows an endless stream of people and how they struggle with their feelings of impotence and displacement.

Watch the full film on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/253951762

#Title: Home, Heimat
#Director: Miloushka Bokma
#Country of Production: Netherlands
#Year of Production: 2018
#Duration: 00:07:50
#Choreography: Miloushka Bokma
#Dancers / Actors: Lien Baelde, Geert Dekkers, Benjamin Gijzel, Mari-Carmen de Haan, Mireia Izquierdo, Jet Kragt, Jildou Kroes, Meli Kuhn, Laurenz Kuhn, Marc Staljanssens
#Camera: Theresa Kuhn
#Editing: Remi Lindenhovius
#Sound: Rutger Zuydervelt
#Webpage of the Artist: www.miloushkabokma.nl


Dagmar Dachauer

Austria 2018, 00:04:40


A melancholy ode to an endangered species set to music by Tom Waits.

‘The death of a species, especially a species as significant as the ash, punches a hole not only in nature, but also in our culture.’ – George Monbiot

Starting in the early nineties in Eastern Europe, an Asian fungus has gradually conquered the European continent, infecting almost all ash trees. The symptoms are very severe, many cases leading to the death of most trees. As aresult, it is assumed that the ash tree in Europe will soon be close to extinct.
Choreographer and dancer Dagmar Dachauer was inspired by the sad faith of the European ash tree, and linked it to personal loss in her own life.
Finis est cinis: Ash is what remains.
Ash is a eulogy for the ash tree and for Prasthan Dachauer, who passed away in 2016.

#Title: Competing for Sunlight: Ash
#Director: Dagmar Dachauer
#Country of Production: Austria
#Year of Production: 2018
#Duration: 00:04:40
#Choreography: Dagmar Dachauer
#Dancers / Actors: Dagmar Dachauer, Knut Vikström Precht
#Camera: Kilian Immervoll
#Editing: Kilian Immervoll
#Sound: Kilian Immervoll
#Music: Tom Waits: “Green Grass”
#Signature: Dagmar Dachauer
#Webpage of the Artist: www.dagmardachauer.com


Daniel Burkhardt

Germany 2006, 00:02:42


Das Ausgangsmaterial zu wellen zeigt ein Paar als scharf gezeichnete Silhouette vor der Kulisse eines idyllischen Strandes. Schlagartig verändert sich die Atmosphäre, als eine Welle droht, die vom Boden aus filmende Kamera zu überfluten. Die monotonen Wellenbewegungen des Meeres im Hintergrund stehen im Kontrast zur linearen, narrativen Bewegung der beiden Personen. Im Schnitt wird das Auf und Ab des Meeres wiederholt: Ausgehend vom zeitlichen Mittelpunkt der Szenerie, dem Brechen der Welle,
läuft das Bildmaterial immer weiter vor und zurück. Voranschreitendes und Nachfolgendes werden sukzessive sichtbar. Im Kontext des Davor und Danach verändern sich Atmosphäre und Bedeutung des Ausgangsmomentes.

Watch the full film here: http://www.danielburkhardt.de/de/wellen/

#Title: wellen
#Director: Daniel Burkhardt
#Country of Production: Germany
#Year of Production: 2006
#Duration: 00:02:42
#Dancers / Actors: Tessa Knapp, Daniel Burkhardt
#Editing: Daniel Burkhardt
#Sound: Daniel Burkhardt
#Webpage of the Artist: http://www.danielburkhardt.de/


Anna Galinova

Russian Federation 2017, 00:04:33


A young man is agonizingly trying not to lose his loved one or is he?

#Title: I could have…
#Director: Anna Galinova
#Country of Production: Russian Federation
#Year of Production: 2017
#Duration: 00:04:33
#Dancers / Actors: Alexey Takharov, Evgeniya Mandzhieva
#Camera: Alexandr Okovitski
#Editing: Alexandr Okovitski
#Music: Cigarettes After Sex: “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”


Sarah Elgart

United States 2016, 00:07:33


Ghost Story follows four dancers in search of a narrative as they prowl the interiors and exteriors of Bjarke Ingels’ DAM Award winning “court scraper” VIA 57 West in NYC, responding to the building’s architecture and scale with movement. The film blends contemporary and street dance forms with the fashion of legendary designer Issey Miyake, and both are seen in context with the lines of the building and Artist Stephen Glassman’s “Flows Two Ways”, the  8-story sculpture forming VIA 57 West’s entryway.

#Title: Ghost Story
#Director: Sarah Elgart
#Production: Stephen Glassman & Aaron Slavin
#Country of Production: United States
#Year of Production: 2016
#Duration: 00:07:33
#Choreography: Sarah Elgart & the Dancers
#Dancers / Actors: Chelsea Bonosky, Albert Esquilin Jr (aka “The Ghost of NY”), Charissa Kroeger, Storyboard P
#Camera: Victoria Sendra
#Editing: Steve Pyne, Sarah Elgart
#Sound: Steve Pyne
#Music: Chapellier Fou


Joseph Simon

Netherlands 2017/ 2018, Le Faune is a Dansateliers Rotterdam production, 09:37:00


Le Faune is a fantasy-world on film, based on the ballet L’après-midi d’un Faune by Vaslav Nijinsky. In this ballet, that was produced in 1912, Nijinsky took a new direction and broke with the usual, flowy dance-code in ballet. His original style, rectangular and with slightly sexually tinted movements caused a commotion amongst the audience and press. In his film Le Faune, just like Nijinsky, Joseph Simon incorporates foreign influences to the code of ballet to come to new kinds of expression. With this he creates an enchanting dance-film about voyeurism, intimacy and sexuality.

#Title: Le Faune
#Director: Joseph Simon
#Country of Production: Netherlands
#Year of Production: 2017/ 2018, Le Faune is a Dansateliers Rotterdam production
#Duration: 09:37:00
#Choreography: Joseph Simon
#Dancers / Actors: Daniel Barkan, Madelyn Bullard, Viviana Fabiano, Lucia Fernandez-Santoro
#Camera: Young-Jean Maeng
#Editing: Fanny Hagmeier, Joseph Simon
#Sound: Jimmi Jo Huetting
#Music: Jimmi Jo Huetting


Caravan Prod Genève, Jasmine Morand

Switzerland 2016, 00:01:47.000


Based on excerpts of the choreographic installation for twelve dancers, the film was made during rehearsals, allowing us to place the camera on stage. The live performance is visible through a large mirror placed eight meters above the stage, a fixed camera has been positioned on the floor, filming directly into the mirror. The kinesthetic and visual experiences that the live performance offers to the audience, lying on a ground and watching at the mirror, could be define as a « hypnotic drive » with « geometric omnipresence ». These two aspects were the keywords for the conception of the short film and were enhanced through postproduction work. Two final trailers were made, the first working only on the modulation of time and sound effects, the second, presented here, adding layers on top to create a multiplication of the bodies and patterns.

The film was in collaboration with Screenprod Switzerland and Caravan Prod Geneva.

#Title: Mire
#Director: Caravan Prod Genève, Jasmine Morand
#Country of Production: Switzerland
#Year of Production: 2016
#Duration: 00:01:47.000
#Choreography: Jasmine Morand
#Dancers / Actors: Céline Fellay, Claire Dessimoz, Élodie Aubonney, Jasmine Morand, Luisa Schöfer, Valentine Paley, Fabio Bergamaschi, Marco Volta, Mickaël Henrotay Delaunay, Ismaël Oiartzabal, Krassen Krastev et Philippe Chosson
#Camera: Caravan Prod Genève
#Editing: Patrick Conus – Screenprod
#Music: Enrique Gonzales Müller, Jasmine Morand and Patrick Conus
#Signature: Jasmine Morand


Emmanuel Tussore

France 2017, 00:10:52


Faced with the immensity of the sea, a human chain silently proceeds.

#Title: Sirens
#Director: Emmanuel Tussore
#Production: Célia Peragallo (Jukka Studios)
#Country of Production: France
#Year of Production: 2017
#Duration: 00:10:52
#Choreography: Emmanuel Tussore
#Dancers / Actors: Sunu Street Dance company, Sene Africa Dance Company, Compagnie Azart
#Camera: Emmanuel Tussore
#Sound: Manuel Vidal
#Webpage of the Artist:



Vicent Dupont

France 2018, 00:10:15


Vincent Dupont explores the choreographic act in his relation to space, breath, and air, a servant of the image as a medium of movement, rhythm and frame. An immersion in a relationship with time that opens new perceptions about the body at stake.

These facial expressions are intentionally slowed down, features composing and decomposing to the sounds made by mouths forming and contorting in an evolving frame. A shot with three dancers in a room next reunites these faces to bodies, the bodies to other bodies, these presences to a space.

#Title: DDD
#Director: Vicent Dupont
#Country of Production: France
#Year of Production: 2018
#Duration: 00:10:15
#Dancers / Actors: Olivia Grandville, Emilie Labédan, Charlène Sorin
#Camera: Vincent Bosc
#Editing: Vincent Dupont
#Sound: Maxime Fabre
#Signature: Vincent Dupont


Jonathan Sanchez

Germany 2018, 00:03:06

 Pears Artist Prize 15.09.2018

Where goes the night, up to the sunrise… that’s where I belong, that’s where I’m lying down.

#Title: How to disappear completely
#Director: Jonathan Sanchez
#Country of Production: Germany
#Year of Production: 2018
#Duration: 00:03:06
#Choreography: Sita Ostheimer
#Dancers / Actors: Jonathan Sanchez
#Camera: Jonathan Sanchez
#Editing: Jonathan Sanchez
#Music: Ane Brun
#Signature: Jonathan Sanchez


Jonathan Sanchez

Germany 2017, 00:01:26


A mystic encounter with the forces that build universe. The silhouette of a non-human. What is a king ? Who or What do you surrender to ?

Molimo is a journey in search of the other through legends and myths.

#Title: Molimo
#Director: Jonathan Sanchez
#Country of Production: Germany
#Year of Production: 2017
#Duration: 00:01:26
#Choreography: Sita Ostheimer
#Dancers / Actors: Manuel Molino
#Camera: Jonathan Sanchez
#Editing: Jonathan Sanchez
#Music: Jonathan Sanchez
#Signature: Jonathan Sanchez


Jonathan Sanchez

Germany 2017, 00:02:3


I spent few hours in the corner of a small room, silently observing creatures moving.
This is what they wanted to show me…

#Title: Molimo Rehearsal Trailer
#Director: Jonathan Sanchez
#Country of Production: Germany
#Year of Production: 2017
#Duration: 00:02:32
#Choreography: Sita Ostheimer
#Dancers / Actors: Manuel Molino, Jens Schyth Brondum, Sita Ostheimer
#Camera: Jonathan Sanchez
#Editing: Jonathan Sanchez
#Music: Donald Bateille



Grzegorz Myjkowski, Katarzyna Ustowska

Poland 2018, 00:06:38


The main character of „LINE“, an 83 years old Mrs Krystyna, is a mathematician and a teacher. A sensitive to art person that is at all times searching and wanting to discover. Krystyna has a stroke-induced aphasia – a disorder of language functions which impedes the process of translating thoughts into words resulting in disordered communication. The same process of translating thoughts, feelings and sensations but into a form of movement, is however fluid. Krystyna’s communication through movement is uninterrupted, clear and precise. Paradoxically it becomes an extremely eloquent language in itself, a dance.

Krystyna’s movement presented in „LINE“ were inspired by the famous choreographic passage of Pina Bausch: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, from „Nelken” (1982).

#Title: Line
#Director: Grzegorz Myjkowski, Katarzyna Ustowska
#Country of Production: Poland
#Year of Production: 2018
#Duration: 00:06:38
#Choreography: Katarzyna Ustowska
#Dancers / Actors: Krystyna Zaucha
#Camera: Grzegorz Myjkowski
#Editing: Grzegorz Myjkowski
#Music: LASY feat. MaJLo
#Signature: Grzegorz Myjkowski


Johan Planefeldt

 Germany 2014/ 2018, 00:07:20

PEARL 15.09.2018, ARTIST PRIZE 19

A girl, abandoned by her cat, is wallowing in her unhappy childhood.

#Title: rotten cats
#Director: Johan Planefeldt
#Country of Production: Germany
#Year of Production: 2014/ 2018
#Duration: 00:07:20
#Choreography: Johan Planefeldt
#Dancers / Actors: Szcs Dóra Ida
#Camera: Johan Planefeldt
#Editing: Johan Planefeldt
#Music: Chikara Aoshima
#Signature: Johan Planefeldt


Shiran Eliaserov

Germany 2016, 00:05:24


#Title: Icarus
#Director: Shiran Eliaserov
#Production: Holytropic, Jake Sherman
#Country of Production: Germany
#Year of Production: 2016
#Duration: 00:05:24
#Choreography: Shiran Eliaserov
#Camera: Johan Planefeldt
#Editing: Shiran Eliaserov
#Music: “Icarus” written by Lily Henley, produced by Jake Sherman


Johan Planefeldt

Germany 2016, 00:27:00


A dance group is working on a new dance piece where they explore emotions and altered states with powerful techniques. For Maria it gets too intense and she starts to loose herself while her boyfriend Stefan pushes to go deeper.

#Title: The Wind
#Director: Johan Planefeldt
#Country of Production: Germany
#Year of Production: 2016
#Duration: 00:27:00
#Choreography: Shiran Eliaserov
#Dancers / Actors: Leni Wesselman, Andreas Demmel
#Camera: Johan Planefeldt
#Editing: Johan Planefeldt & Shiran Eliaserov
#Sound: Shiran Eliaserov
#Signature: PE16 01

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