Antoinette Helbing & Jan Vesala / CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION
Re-Dream – from stage performance into film
FILMPREMIERE & TALK / Antoinette Helbing (DE/DK) & Jan Vesala (SE/DK)
Part of the program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION
The event will be the premiere of the Re-Dream film, which is a collaboration between Antoinette Helbing and Jan Vesala based on the solo performance I’m nothing but I could be anything by Antoinette. It is also based on interviews with elderly people, looking back at the role of dreams in their lives. These interviews were collected during the tour of the stage version in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Antoinette and Jan will give insights in their working process in creating a film based on a finished stage piece and including the information from interviews.
How did they use the privileges of the medium film? The great range of possibilities of how to work with time. Having the option to change perspective within a split second. Enabling to move the spectator into a new place. Erasing the limitations that one faces during the creation of a stage performance were replaced by new challenges: How long can a filmed sequence unfold over time compared to a scene we witness live? How far can we stretch the dramaturgic logic?
About Jan Vesala & Antoinette Helbing
Next to Jan’s passion for creating dance movies he has worked as a dancer/performer for more than 30 years within many areas of dance. Some of the people he has been working with are Pina Bausch, Janet Jackson, Rui Horta, Kitt Johnson, Camilla Stage, Dorte Olesen, Pernille Garde and Birgit Cullberg.
During the past years Jan has established an intensive artistic collaboration with Antoinette, who is a German dance artist based in Copenhagen. Her choreographic works “How to be/loved” (2013) and “Re-Dream” (2016) toured Holland,Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Faroe Islands and the Philippines. Next to her choreographic practice she works as a dancer for Åben Dans Productions, Tina Tarpgaard, Andreas Constantinou and Kitt Johnson. Before coming to Denmark she worked as dancer at city theaters as well as freelance dancer and choreographer across Germany.
CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION
A program where artists share thoughts about artistic work through conversations, installions, performances and films. New artist every Monday. The program is primarily adressed to the artists in the field but open to all with an interest. It is in English, Free Entrance.
CHOREOGRPAHY IN ACTION takes place at Charlottenborg Art Cinema. The distinctive art institution Kunsthal Charlottenborg ia a close collaborator of Dansehallerne.