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Cranky Bodies Dance Reset

The lockdown in November 2020 prevented the planned restaging of Cranky Bodies Dance Reset. Instead, the 12 ensemble members found themselves in four different countries, without being able to travel, let alone being able to perform in front of an an audience ...
Alternating between restaging and readaptation, the video work CRANKY BODIES DANCE RESET Extended is a continuation of the studio and stage work that started in 2017 with the premiere of Cranky Bodies Dance Reset and that consequently led to the founding of Cranky Bodies a/company in August 2020. The self directed improvisation sequences were created independently in Warsaw, Budapest, Montpellier and Berlin. The performers revisited and updated the material that has been collectively developed since 2017, supported by the costumes and props sent to them by mail. The “transitional sculptures” by set and costume designers Michiel Keuper and Martin Sieweke not only offer a formal and aesthetic framework, but also refer to the company's underlying understanding of an extended choreography.
The interweaving of dance, stage design, costume, music is taken up with cinematic means and through the editing of filmmaker Stella Horta, a video work is created that is by no means a substitute or careful conversion of the stage play, but thematically and formally-aesthetically an extension and continuation of the interdisciplinary ensemble work of Cranky Bodies a/company. A collage unfolds in which the actualisation of an interplay between the ensemble members, isolated from each other in their different places, nevertheless succeeds.

  • Stella Horta Horta
    Director
  • Peter Pleyer
    Director
  • Michiel Keuper
    Director
  • Tamás Bakó
    Key Cast
  • Aleksandra Aleksandra
    Key Cast
  • Oliver Connew
    Key Cast
  • Eszter Gál
    Key Cast
  • Michiel Keuper
    Key Cast
  • Marc Lohr
    Key Cast
  • Martin Sieweke
    Key Cast
  • Maria Stokłosa
    Key Cast
  • Peter Pleyer
    Key Cast
  • Ka Rustler
    Key Cast
  • Ivanka Tramp
    Key Cast
  • Alistair Norman Watts
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cranky Bodies Dance Reset
  • Project Type:
    Other
  • Runtime:
    42 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    19.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • dringeblieben
    Berlin
    Germany
    March 12, 2021
    Berlin
Director Biography - Stella Horta Horta, Peter Pleyer, Michiel Keuper

STELLA HORTA is a filmmaker interested in more-than-human perspectives, somatic cinema, and video performance. She develops projects in the fields of experimental film, narrative film, and new media. She studied Visual Communication at the University of the Arts Berlin and sound, light, representation at the European Film College in Denmark and previously graduated from the Lisbon-based Art School António Arroio.

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