WHIRLING LADDER | BETWEEN

A screendance, created by the Kurt Jooss Prize winning choreographers and dancers Chun Zhang and Kai Strathmann, with videographer Maurits Boettger. WHIRLING LADDER | BETWEEN is a dance production from YIBU DANCE. It not only shows the compelling interaction of human bodies, but also the indissoluble connection between body and space-time and ultimately between dance and viewer, by interweaving the principles of Chinese martial art--Wing Chun and the geometry of DNA base pairs with artistic precision. Presented by two dancers with 7000 steps on four square meters within 50 minutes, it extracts the modern inter-human relationship and movements especially under the lenses of the pandemic. The movie captures the details of this production with taste and excitement, showing its own character and statement in a clear and minimalist way.

  • Maurits Boettger
    Director
  • Chun Zhang
    Producer
  • Kai Strathmann
    Producer
  • Chun Zhang
    Key Cast
  • Kai Strathmann
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Dance, screendance
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Maurits Boettger

Born in 1990 in Karlsruhe, Germany, currently lives in space and
works with time
2014 Film and Fine Art at Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2017 Diploma of Media Arts at Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Since 2019 Mentee of Klaus Schmitt, Kunstmentorat NRW

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Director Statement

Maurits Boettger’s work deals with the measurement, experience,
manipulation, and production of time. To achieve this he uses all
available mediums, up to and including time itself. He waits for the
opportunity to wait once more, and, as a pastime, sells time. Boettger
deconstructs information carriers such as light, sound, and air, and,
through targeted interventions that modify perspective, deepens the
viewer's awareness of their own points of reference.