Fr. 07.05. – So. 16.05.
at all times
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Director, Choreography, Concept: Viktoria Maier | Dance: Sophie Becker, Christian Franz Klein | Camera, Editing: Alina Hartwig | Photography, Editing Assistant: Ben Toepel Kartenhouse
In times of pandemics, contact and distance gain a new significance. The performance #distance plays with the effects of everyday isolation and its perception in dance. Two dancers are dancing, each one in its own video, on its own screen. Together, both devices / videos create a joint dance playing with this barrier. Depending on how you position the two devices, you can discover a new perspective on and a new interpretation of distance.
The artist Viktoria Maier works at the intersection of performance, visual design and photography. The integration of surroundings and the scenic exploration of the environment are key elements of her work.
#distance is designed as a screen duet. There are two videos, which, watched together create the joint dance. Depending on how you arrange the screens, a new image of isolation, (mechanical) everyday life and hope will emerge. Like this, the themes of closeness and distance in dance can explored in a novel way directly in one’s living room. We recommend the use of two different screens, one of which should be mobile. For example, a television and tablet or laptop and mobile phone are ideal. If only one device is available, the videos can be viewed on one screen in two windows side by side. In this case, it is better that the windows are not fixed, but can be moved separately in the screen. The full experience is achieved by playing with the positioning of the screens and moving them repeatedly during the dance.
The videos are named 1/2 and 2/2 and both contain the same audio track, although one video should be muted. The use of headphones or speakers for the other video is recommended for the best sound.
- On both devices, access the figuren.theater.festival website.
- Open both videos, one in each screen, but do not start them yet.
- If applicable, plug in headphones and mute one of the videos.
- First start the video 1/2. It starts with a countdown that counts down from three.
- As soon as the word Start appears, press the play button on the second device to start the video 2/2.
The videos are aligned and should be watched together. While the videos are running, the arrangement or position of the screens can be changed at any time.