OFFSET There is no guidebook on how to survive the agonising hurricane of pain when you find your most intimate self betrayed. Trapped between walls of pain, you try to fight your way out. How much of the pain do you need in order to survive, what time do you get to test the truth of your expectations and how much do you let yourself be told of what is right? In fight for breath, love balances us sharply on hopes blade.
Iwa Pele – a visual dance research collaboration by Kathrin Gramelsberger with Maarten Krielen and Anne Verheij
Iwa Pele is a concept from the Nigerian Yoruba religion and means balanced character. In Iwa Pele three artists go in search of this balance. Nigerian-German initiator and choreographer Kathrin Gramelsberger explores her mixed heritage. Inspired by Orisha – deities of the Yoruba people, this visual dance performance combines video art, Nigerian celebration dances and contemporary dance in a distorted way to discuss tradition and identity creating new points of view.
It is with great joy that I can announce that my newest film Undercurrent is accepted into the London Short Film Festival 2018!
The festival runs from 12th – 21st of January 2018.
Undercurrent We find ourselves uncomfortably close with a dancer on screen. Are we allowed to possess her? She is oblivious to her spectators until the momentum changes and she becomes aware that she is no longer alone. On the verge of losing possession of her body she takes control, turning her attention to the camera and the audience behind it. Encroaching on them, like a predator stalking its prey.
Last month Miku and I took our collaboration to the next boarder: Japan!
We have explored Japan’s city Tokyo and the rural environment of the Izu Peninsula through film and movement.
Whilst filming the theme of the individual versus the mass crept into our frame. Not only does Japan have millions of people living in just one city or travelling over the many highways and train tracks, it also has a great individual disconnect with its direct surroundings.
Dark subject matters as loneliness and the high suicide rate amongst the young generation made their appearance.
The beauty of Japan’s unplanned architectural compositions, however, gave us calligraphy lines to move and explore.
Miku and I are looking to deepen this movement research in a country that has so many beautiful contrasts.
So stay tuned for more exciting projects across borders @AnnePointNL