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Draw A Line

The documentary Draw a Line accompanies Richard Siegal and Ballet of Difference during the rehearsals for On Body up to the celebrated world premieres in Cologne and Munich. It shows how the diverse troupe blossoms into one of the best modern dance companies of today. Mirow also shot in Lagos, Nigeria to trace the African roots of Siegal’s style with which he transformed the German dance scene. A film about artistic freedom, the rousing power of electronic music and the brutal passion, painful discipline and touching sensuality of dance.

A NIGHTFROG/BR/arte/Unitel production with the support of Goethe Institute © 2019

  • Benedict Mirow
  • Richard Siegal
    Key Cast
  • arte
    Production Partners
    Monica Lobkowicz (Editor)
  • Bavarian Television
    Production Partners
    Maximilian Maier, Theresa März (Editors)
    Production Partners
    Ernst Buchrucker (CEO)
  • Matthias Boch
  • Amadeus Hiller
  • Thorsten Jareck
  • Christian Berges
  • Jan Keller
    Cutter, Postproduction
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Nigeria
  • Language:
    English, French, German
  • Shooting Format:
    SONY 4K
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • DokFest Munich 2019 - World Premier
    April 18, 2019
    World Premier
    Official Selection
  • Divulge Dance Festival 2019 - Best Dance Feature 2019
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    Best Dance Feature 2019
  • Dance Munich 2019
    April 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • On Art Poland

    Official Selection
Director Biography - Benedict Mirow

Benedict Mirow studied theatre directing at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and ethnology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He directs and co-produces concert recordings and documentaries about famous personalities of the classical music scene, such as Friedrich Gulda, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Lang Lang, Hilary Hahn, Hélène Grimaud and Plácido Domingo. He also made a film portrait of Paulo Coelho.

In 1999 Mirow founded the production company "Nightfrog", which specialises in the production of music films, documentaries and reports with a focus on culture and Africa. In 2001 he supervised the production Nirgendwo in Afrika (Caroline Link) as an ethnological consultant. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003. In 2005 Mirow was awarded the Echo Klassik (Best Music DVD Production) for directing and producing Lang Lang - Live at Carnegie Hall.

The film "Terezín - Refuge in Music" (directed by Benedict Mirow & Dorothee Binding) with Coco Schumann, Alice Herz-Sommer, Daniel Hope and Anne Sofie von Otter, produced by Benedict Mirow on behalf of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, won the Diapason d'Or in 2013 and the International Classical Music Award (Best Music Documentary) in 2014. The film also won a Raven Award for Best Feature Music at the Docutah Festival 2014.

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