Dance & Dance Film 

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  • Dance Film

Room A

  • Audience Choice 2021


SALTO is a shimmering slow-motion 10-min-rollercoaster of frictions between rocks, skin, saltwater, wind, feathers, fur, moss, and concrete. A single panning movement of the camera circumscribes the dramatically contrasting landscapes of Madeira Island, Portugal. When a human body emerges from the ground in a single dance move, time is removed for a moment before everything melts back into matter. Letting the voices of non-human people resonate, SALTO silently comments on the capitalization of nature for colonial and touristic exploitation. 


A film by: Marc Philipp Gabriel | Cast: Tizo All | Camera/Sound/Editing: Marc Philipp Gabriel

Marc Philipp Gabriel

| Biography

Marc Philipp Gabriel is a Berlin-based performance artist working between body, voice, installation, video, and architecture from the perspective of dance and movement. His work offers unconventional angles on social norms, contributing to the discourse of future models of how to be together on and with planet Earth.

His artistic collaborators include Gretchen Blegen, Helena Botto, Liselotte Singer, Burkhard Körner and Tino Sehgal. His solo “AJIMA” for Maija Karhunen has traveled to Cyprus, Norway, the UK, Switzerland, Finland, and Germany. In 2017 his collaboration “DOWN TO EARTH” with Kieron Jina was featured at Theatertreffen (Berlin) and National Arts Festival (South Africa). Marc received the danceWEB scholarship 2013 (Vienna), completed the BA Dance, Context and Choreography at HZT Berlin, and is co-founder of Breakfast Club Collective. In collaboration with BlingBlingRecycling collective Marc has instigated the weekly performance practice Monday FEAST at various performance venues in Berlin. In 2019 he has been working with the Portuguese dance company Dançando com a Diferença as a fellow of the Pina Bausch Foundation.

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