This cinematic avatar of Judith Förster’s performance showdown extends the format of screen dance and dance documentary film as an audiovisual work. In search of the different ways of relating text and moving images to each other, showdown AV offers non-didactic insights into the narrative worlds and research that have accompanied the performance’s development process. Through a sensitive cut in sound and video as well as intimate close-ups, the film invites the audience to follow their own associations or to let themselves fall into the images of the film.
“The battle is over.
The dead are washed and finally covered with a wet cloth.
The living stop. They mourn while they indulge in the vividly twitching memories of the battle just past.” (Film quote showdown AV)
Artistic directOR Judith Förster VIDEO, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Stella Horta DANCE Judith Förster, Nanna Sigsdatter Mathiassen COSTUMES Martin Sieweke STAGE Julian Weber SOUND Fjóla Gautadóttir LIGHT DESIGN, Technical AND Production Assistant André Uerba DRAMATURGY Isabel Gatzke AUDIO DESCRIPTION Judith Förster, Isabel Gatzke, Renae Shadler FEEDBACK AUDIO DESCRIPTION Sophia Neises VOICE Merel Steenbrink
A production by Judith Förster/Stella Horta. The 31st edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partners: Siegessäule, tipBerlin, taz and Berlin Art Link.