Title: Kamera 1/Kamera 2 (Germany, DV, 2005)
Duration: 22 mins
Production: Ballett Frankfurt in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt
Executive Producer: William Forsythe
Producer: Talal Al-Muhanna
Director: Talal Al-Muhanna
Choreographers: Cora Bos-Kroese, Prue Lang & Georg Reischl
Dancers: Cyril Baldy, Jodie Gates, Amancio Gonzales, Demond Hart, Roberta Mosca, Sang Jijia, Amy Raymond & Heidi Vierthaler.
Camera: Evann Siebens & Yannis Adoniou
Editor: Talal al-Muhanna
Sound design: Talal Al-Muhanna & Maxim Iioudine
Assistant dramaturgy: Berit Mohr
Make-up artist: Roserita Kuster
Synopsis: Choreography for - and by - the camera. What began as a detailed documentary study of selected choreographer's works staged anew for the camera-eye, developed into a dialogue between the dancing body and the cinematographic apparatus at hand. The results of this conversation between the dancing figure/s and the cinematographer/s in question, was translated further into a counterpoint of video images on two opposing screens. Filmed in a studio setting against a uniform backdrop of either luminous white or velvet black, the multiple and varied views of each choreographer's session are juxtaposed in the final edit - resulting in new forms and unexpected choreographic relationships. Artists of the Ballett Frankfurt re-create stage choreographies for the camera eye.