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Declare independence from what the body knows and does on a regular basis. Beginning from the principles of biomechanics we are going to focus on bringing disorder in a ordered structure. Starting from clear principles and themes through improvisation and specific exercises we are going to break the usual body movement pattern.I am planning to divide the 4 working days into 2 stages of creation. The first two days will be reserved for getting to know our bodies and learning to listen and trust them. Letting the body go without the brains permission might and will methamorphose the body aesthetic therefore preparing us for the second stage, the body in contact. In this chapter we shall focus on contact improvisation and through the use of techno music (considered a violent music and most possible of determining a natural impulse in ones body) we will push the body towards exhaustion. Certain improvisations will be then kept and put into a structure allowing us to prepare for the last day of the workshop, meaning the public viewing.
SYNOPSIS Based on interviews, an imaginary confession of singer Maria Callas with comments from Italian directors Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Told only in still pictures with a peculiar work on the sound, the film was shot in New York City and Turkey, the pictures taken there being extensively reworked in postproduction.
SYNOPSIS: Based on interviews, an imaginary confession of singer Maria Callas with comments from Italian directors Luchino Visconti and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Told only in still pictures with a peculiar work on the sound, the film was shot in New York City and Turkey, the pictures taken there being extensively reworked in postproduction.
SYNOPSIS The reality of most of the inhabitants on the undeveloped countries, in this case Mexico, is full of constant difficulties. Citlali suffers a disease that could be cured on time, but her idiosyncrasy has taken to look for methods that have not been effective.
SYNOPSIS An old man is living with his young son in a modest wooden house on dry and barren agricultural land. His son wants to sell the land and the house, but the old man refuses to leave his interests behind. This unresolvable conflict cannot be spoken of and inevitably leads to a resolution perpetrated by subterfuge.
SYNOPSIS When the best friend of the 71-year old Thea dies, Thea starts to realize: she doesn't want to end her life like this. She lives with her husband since years in a small village. She never really got out of this small world. Suddenly a crashed astronaut opens to Thea the possibility to start all over again.
SYNOPSIS 55 year old Regina has devoted 30 years as a legal secretary at the Hoffman firm and is a real creature of habit. The newly-qualified lawyer Margitta, daughter of the chief partner, takes over the firm. Regine suddenly feels like her safe and reliable world is under threat. But she's not about to give up without a fight.
SYNOPSIS Luka (19) is leaving a youth care centre, his only sanctuary for the past nine years, after his mother and relatives abandoned him. His wish is to find out where his father is buried. At his work, he falls in love with a lively girl named Ajda (19), and they begin a relationship together. While searching for answers from his past, Luka finds out a shocking family secret. He finds his only solace in the love he has for Ajda. He wants to move in with her, but Ajda hides her true feelings from him. Luka soon finds out that Ajda holds a family secret, too. "Seduce Me" is a portrait of young people, who find safety only in the company of each other, but fate often tears them apart.
Synopsis The play shows the life of a couple, their efforts in living together and having more off happy days. She starts remembering her life and everything she went through, while trying to reach for better days. This way, she understands that both of them dont even have a single happy day. Their life repeats itself.
Declare independence from what the body knows and does on a regular basis. Beginning from the principles of biomechanics we are going to focus on bringing disorder in a ordered structure. Starting from clear principles and themes through improvisation and specific exercises we are going to break the usual body movement pattern.I am planning to divide the 4 working days into 2 stages of creation...
SYNOPSIS 26-year-old Lena Gigerʼs everyday life is full of extrasensory perception. She lives in her own quirky world where carpe diem is the name of the game. Film maker Muriel Kunz has decided to capture some of this unconventional universe on film, so for two weeks, she and her camera are open, curious spectators to the goings on.
SYNOPSIS In the 70s and 80s,the printing industry was extremely active in Hong Kong, especially in Central and Sheung Wan districts. Not only have the old skills and color of Hong Kong been disappearing, but also the human warmth associated with the industry.
Declare independence from what the body knows and does on a regular basis. Beginning from the principles of biomechanics we are going to focus on bringing disorder in a ordered structure. Starting from clear principles and themes through....
Panelist: Bekim Lumi (director), Doruntina Basha (writer), Joni Shanaj (director), Arzana Kraja (director)
SYNOPSIS Two marzipan figures come to life on top of a wedding cake and start to sculpt the perfect marriage out of cake icing. Everything seems sweet and perfect: they try to please each other and make each other happy. But discontent soon sours the atmosphere.
SYNOPSIS The story is set on a winter day, the old woman got one task - persuading her panic son to abandon his work. Somewhere else, sometime else, a young woman is searching for a little boy. In a city that takes pride in its overnight transformations-clearing out the old to make way for the new.
SYNOPSIS Our hero's heart is obliged to beat to the strict rhythm of the leader's voice and it doesn't like it a bit. When an opportunity presents itself he runs for it and ventures far from the authorized path. However not everyone is ready for the responsibility that comes with freedom.
SYNOPSIS Once upon a time there was a girl. Her name was Helene. And since her father was king and her mother queen, she had to be a princess.
SYNOPSIS "A film after film". A director goes to Sabinov, where Czechoslovak Oscar-winning film The Shop on Main Street was shot almost fifty years ago. He meets people connected to the film as well as others who remind him of various characters.
SYNOPSIS A young director is impatiently preparing for his new feature. He invites the well-known actor he has chosen for the leading role to his late fathers house on island Vis to work on the screenplay and prepare for the role. There, isolated from the world, during winter season, the two men face each other and come to grips with their frustrations and a low-budget film within the film starts to roll.
SYNOPSIS Who are the Bastards? With their arms they mark the time, ruling all the actions and controlling all the feelings of the human being. Life is like a Clock, a Perfect Clock. Like puppeteers, they hold the threads of the mind and they determine all Human beings actions. Who are the Bastards? Is it possible to stop them? Is it possible to change the clock?
SYNOPSIS A woman is paradoxically entrapped in the crossroad of her emotions memories and reason. The emotions remind her the man and make her weak to break a relationship. The reason denies a relationship and impedes the expression of healthy emotions required in a relationship.
Blerta Kosova (KS), Dreamz B2B TAB / Angry Youth (KS)
SYNOPSIS Returning to Italy, I try to find what remains of someone I loved...
SYNOPSIS Eighteen years after Sanja fled Bosnia with her family, she returns to Sarajevo to answer complicated questions about her identity. Sanja wanders the city speaking with citizens of Sarajevo, each with their own perspective on Bosnia's history.
SYNOPSIS Summit, 1927. Two killers enter "Henry's Diner", located in a remote suburb of Chicago, in pursuit of a famous Swedish boxer called Ole Anderson, who has been a recent client of the diner. Based on the short story "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway.
SYNOPSIS François, a tailor, meets his partners ex-boyfriend during a contemporary dance show. Hell be gained by jealousy until their second encounter.
SINOPSIS A young poet from Armenia called Hayk, once moved to Russia, works in local editors office. Hayk has a new and very complicated order today; he is suffering, but suddenly realizes that its not the rhyme that hurts him but memories of motherland.
SYNOPSIS A family finds itself in a dead-end situation. They are only safe behind the walls of their own house and yard. As time vanishes from their home, the shelter slowly turns into a prison. However, nothing can keep the children from dreaming and yearning to be free and the urge to make a decision seems inevitable.
SYNOPSIS This experimental performance will confront you with the post traumatic reality, performed by the intensive game of the four actors on this play. The mixture of different genders of theater, physicality, harmony and disharmony, within one hour of performance will make the audience experience all kinds of emotions. CRAVE intention is to bring issues like discrimination, pedophilia, homosexuality, rape and violence in your face.
SYNOPSIS Every step we take, we are trying to reach paradise. Our paradise. An idyllic place where everyday problems disappear. We create, transform, paint, dream our paradise, struggling to get a little closer. This struggle is a journey, and along the way, we often forget to look at the landscape. Three people catch a train at 5.07am. An hour later, the train is derailed and all three are killed. What thoughts go through the minds of people who dont know they are about to die?
SYNOPSIS "Did you enjoy your dish, gentlemen?" is a physical one-man comedy. It is a performance of one actor from the odd world of restaurants and waiters. The actor plays more than 20 different characters, uses minimum of props and counts on the active imagination of the audience.
Declare independence from what the body knows and does on a regular basis. Beginning from the principles of biomechanics we are going to focus on bringing disorder in a ordered structure. Starting from clear principles and themes through improvisation and specific exercises we are going to break the usual body movement pattern.I am planning to divide the 4 working days into 2 stages of creation.....