SALTO is a shimmering slow-motion 10-min-rollercoaster of frictions between rocks, skin, saltwater, wind, feathers, fur, moss and concrete. A single panning movement of the camera circumscribes the dramatically contrasting landscapes of Madeira Island, Portugal. When a human body emerges from the ground in a single dance move, time is removed for a moment before everything melts back into matter. Letting the voices of non-human people resonate, SALTO silently comments on the capitalization of nature for colonial and touristic exploitation.

The first movement film by choreographer Marc Philipp Gabriel.

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    Key Cast
    Cerro Negro
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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    Black & White and Color
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  • TANZAHOi - International Dance & Dance Film Festival
    September 3, 2021
    German Premiere
    Main Programme / Audience Award
  • Dance Days Chania - Video Dance
    Chania, Crete
    July 18, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Miracle Makers International Film Festival
    Las Vegas
    United States
    July 28, 2021
    North American Premiere
  • DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival
    Battle Lake, Minnesota
    United States
    August 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Brussels Capital Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • POOL INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival Berlin
    September 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Videodanza CUERPO MEDIADO 2021 Edición Serpentina
    Rosario, Santa Fe
    November 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • IMARP – Mostra Internacional de Dança – Imagens em Movimento – Vídeo Dança
    Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo
    December 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Greensboro Dance Film Festival
    United States
    February 15, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Marc Philipp Gabriel

Marc Philipp Gabriel is a Berlin based performance artist working between body, voice, installation, video and architecture from the perspective of dance and movement. His work offers unconventional angles on social norms, contributing to the discourse of future models of how to be together on and with planet Earth.

His artistic collaborators include Gretchen Blegen, Helena Botto, Liselotte Singer, Burkhard Körner and Tino Sehgal. His solo AJIMA for Maija Karhunen has travelled to Cyprus, Norway, the UK, Switzerland, Finland and Germany. In 2017 his collaboration DOWN TO EARTH with Kieron Jina featured at Theatertreffen (Berlin) and National Arts Festival (South Africa). Marc received the danceWEB scholarship 2013 (Vienna), completed the BA Dance, Context and Choreography at HZT Berlin and is co-founder of Breakfast Club Collective. In collaboration with BlingBlingRecycling collective Marc has instigated the weekly performance practice Monday FEAST at various performance venues in Berlin. In 2019 he has been working with the Portuguese dance company Dançando com a Diferença as a fellow of the Pina Bausch Foundation.

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