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DANCE FILM OPEN CALL 

UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2023

endlessly being

Friederike Höppner
Ursina Tossi
Saturday 10 September 2022
21:45 GMT+2
Metropolis Kino
  • Dance Film
Germany

| Synopsis

Close your eyes to see.

Or use this image guidance for orientation.

Listen to the words and sounds we prepared for you.

Or immerse yourself in the acoustic reflection of the world you carry inside.

Read the lines we offer you.

Or write your own stories along the depictions of life we impose.

Don’t watch. See.

Don’t listen. But hear.

And always be careful not to lose yourself in space.

Remember. There is no elsewhere.

„Merely this and nothing more.“

Imagine.

| Credits

endlessly being Cast and Credits:

Concept, Editing, DoP: Friederike Höppner together with Ursina Tossi, on the basis of the work, “COSMICBODIES”

Text and Voice: Ursina Tossi, Friederike Höppner

OFF Text Recording of Ursina Tossi: Johannes Miethke

OFF Text Recording of F.H.: Friederike Höppner

Sound Design: Friederike Höppner, Johannes Miethke

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COSMIC BODIES Cast and Credits:

Artistic Direction and Choreography: Ursina Tossi

Dance: Anand Dhanakoti, Camilla Brogaard, Damini Gairola, Girish Kumar Rachappa, Huen Tin Yeung, Lisa Rykena, Ursina Tossi

Dramaturgy: Zwoisy Mears-Clarke

Sound: Johannes Miethke

Stage: Raphaela Andrade

Light: Lars Kracht

Costume: Nina Divitschek

Costume Co-Production: Daniela Dreisigacker

Assistant: Nona Siepmann

Production and Press: STÜCKLIESEL

Photography: Alexandra Polina

Public Relations: LEAD Productions (Uta Engel und Lea Connert)

Cut, Teaser (Camera and Editing): Friederike Höppner

COSMICBODIES is a production from Ursina Tossi

In Co-Production with Ballhaus Ost, Kampnagel Hamburg and Tanzfaktur Köln.

Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Freie and Hansestadt Hamburg–Authority for Culture and Media, Ministry for Culture and Science of the Region NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste.

With friendly support by: Huckepack Umzüge.

COSMICBODIES Premier: 24.03.2022, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

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endlessly being

©2022

Thanks to Ursina Tossi and Johannes Miethke and Nona Siepmann

Friederike Höppner

| Social

| Biography

Born in Munich. Diploma studies in intermedia and conceptual art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU) with Milan Knížák, Milos Sejn and Magdalena Jetelová; and in film and video art in the studio of François Lejault and the studio for book design and graphics of Jacques Hémery at the École supérieure d’art d`Aix-en-Provence. Subsequently, film studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Completion of the master’s degree in spring 2019 with the feature-length film “619 I 6m über Normalhöhennull”. Active as a video artist (video and 3D animation) for “Revenants” (2020) by Ursina Tossi (Kampnagel Hamburg), among others.

 

| Biography

Born in Munich. Diploma studies in intermedia and conceptual art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU) with Milan Knížák, Milos Sejn and Magdalena Jetelová; and in film and video art in the studio of François Lejault and the studio for book design and graphics of Jacques Hémery at the École supérieure d’art d`Aix-en-Provence. Subsequently, film studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Completion of the master’s degree in spring 2019 with the feature-length film “619 I 6m über Normalhöhennull”. Active as a video artist (video and 3D animation) for “Revenants” (2020) by Ursina Tossi (Kampnagel Hamburg), among others.

 

Ursina Tossi

| Biography

My work combines dance and political discourse with intense physicality and moves between NRW,Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and since 2020 internationally. My pieces are created from a queer-feminist position and together with the people I work with. The aesthetics are inspired by pop culture, science fiction, activism, feature films, horror genre and the visual arts and convince the audience through strong images, dance virtuosity, content and choreographic conciseness and atmospheric density. Artistic access and integrated audio description are part of my work. In co-production with Kampnagel and TanzfakturKöln I have produced BARE BODIES 2017, BLUE MOON 2018, WITCHES 2019, REVENANTS 2020 and FUX 2021 – a piece for young audiences with and without visual impairments and will produce and show COSMICBODIES 2022 – a piece on alien bodies and extreme othering. I am currently exploring artistic access to connect and expand the interests and spectrums of perception of audiences with and without impairments and disadvantages. Since 2019 I have been working with artistic audio description and in May I will start a residency on the topic of “young people and classism” in collaboration with Tanzhaus NRW.

Headshot ©vivian von hoersten

| Biography

My work combines dance and political discourse with intense physicality and moves between NRW,Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and since 2020 internationally. My pieces are created from a queer-feminist position and together with the people I work with. The aesthetics are inspired by pop culture, science fiction, activism, feature films, horror genre and the visual arts and convince the audience through strong images, dance virtuosity, content and choreographic conciseness and atmospheric density. Artistic access and integrated audio description are part of my work. In co-production with Kampnagel and TanzfakturKöln I have produced BARE BODIES 2017, BLUE MOON 2018, WITCHES 2019, REVENANTS 2020 and FUX 2021 – a piece for young audiences with and without visual impairments and will produce and show COSMICBODIES 2022 – a piece on alien bodies and extreme othering. I am currently exploring artistic access to connect and expand the interests and spectrums of perception of audiences with and without impairments and disadvantages. Since 2019 I have been working with artistic audio description and in May I will start a residency on the topic of “young people and classism” in collaboration with Tanzhaus NRW.

Headshot ©vivian von hoersten