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Moving Isolation

A project by Anna Holter + Company
WINNER AWARD for BEST EUROPEAN FIRST TIME DIRECTOR at 8andHalFilm Awards 2022 in Rome
WINNER AWARD for BEST FILM at the Short Film Festival Feel Good 2020 at the Roses UK

Let us present Moving Isolation, a digital dance project, an artistic diary, a series of short films with nineteen artists from all over the world. It is an attempt to document and describe what we, individually and together, are facing right now. Early April 2020, isolated and quarantined, we decided instantly to meet. Almost two years later eight films have been released, a series of in total 40 minutes. 

Dancing is movement, meeting is movement, solidarity is movement - living is movement. But how can one move in a time of isolation?

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Context

With Covid-19 we are facing challenges never experienced before. Here, in our artistic diary, movement, together with thoughts and reflexions about the lock-down are presented. Each of these meetings are proposing a dialogue and an exchange about the unwished-for situation. We meet “separately” – but we move “together”. Because this is not limited to ONE country, ONE dance company, ONE culture institution, we are all in this together!

Awards

- Winner Award for Best European First Time Filmmaker at the 8andHalFilm Awards 2022 in Rome, Italy
- Winner of 2020 years Audience Award at the Feel Good short film festival by the Roses UK


Festivals

- Athens Video Dance Project December 2021
- 8andHalFilm Awards 2022 Rome: Awarded Best European First Time Filmmaker
- Feel Good short film festival by the Roses UK: Winner
- Prague Biennale 2021
- New York City Indepandent Film Festival: Official Selection 2021
- ToBeAntwerp Festival 2021
- Hollywood International Golden Age FIlm Festival: Finalists
- Berlin Shorts Film Festival: Finalists
- Vancouver Independent Film Festival: Finalists
- Toronto Independent Film Festival: Finalists
- Sunday Shorts Film Festival Lisbon: Semi-Finalists



Support

This project was made in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Schweden and Goethe Institut Warschau, with support from the Swedish Artcouncil, thanks also to Färgfabriken and Giljotin Stockholm, who let me use their fantastic space and to Alexander De Groot who helped behind the scene.
 






Moving Isolation - an artistic diary -

Trailer




1st meeting
Lockdown, April 2020



Artistic team:

Director: Anna Holter
Choreographers and dancers: Bernadette Leitner, Bernardo San Rafael, Carolina Czechowska, Chiharu Mamiya, Darwin Diaz, Elena Kofiná, Elisa Marschall, Francesca Perrucci, Hayato Yamaguchi, Hu-Han Hu, Iza Szostak, Karen Bößer, Paula Helander, Phaedra Pisimisi, Ruth Rebekka Hansen, Anna Holter

Film editing: Toni Martin Dobrzanski, Anna Holter
Music: Toni Martin Dobrzanski
Dramaturge: Johannes Schmid



2nd meeting
Lockdown, May 2020



Artistic team:

Director: Anna Holter
Choreographers and dancers: Adrián Castelló, Bernadette Leitner, Bernardo San Rafael, Carolina Czechowska, Chiharu Mamiya, Darwin Diaz, Elena Kofiná, Elisa Marschall, Francesca Perrucci, Hayato Yamaguchi, Iza Szostak, Karen Bößer, Paula Helander, Phaedra Pisimisi, Ruth Rebekka Hansen, Yuta Hamaguchi, Anna Holter

Film editing: Anna Holter
Music: Toni Martin Dobrzanski
Dramaturge: Johannes Schmid



3rd meeting
Lockdown, June-July 2020



Artistic team:

Director: Anna Holter
Choreographers and dancers: Bernadette Leitner, Bernardo San Rafael, Carolina Czechowska, Chiharu Mamiya, Darwin Diaz, Elena Kofiná, Elisa Marschall, Francesca Perrucci, Hayato Yamaguchi, Hu-Han Hu, Iza Szostak, Karen Bößer, Paula Helander, Phaedra Pisimisi, Ruth Rebekka Hansen, Anna Holter

Film editing: Anna Holter
Music: Toni Martin Dobrzanski
Dramaturge: Johannes Schmid



4th meeting
Lockdown, September 2020



Artistic team:

Director: Anna Holter
Choreographers and dancers: Bernadette Leitner, Bernardo San Rafael, Carolina Czechowska, Chiharu Mamiya, Elena Kofiná, Francesca Perrucci, Hayato Yamaguchi, Hu-Han Hu, Iza Szostak, Karen Bößer, Paula Helander, Phaedra Pisimisi, Ruth Rebekka Hansen, Yuta Hamagutchi, Anna Holter

Film editing: Anna Holter
Music: Christian Heiss
Dramaturge: Johannes Schmid



5th meeting
Lockdown, November 2020



Artistic team:

Director: Anna Holter
Choreographers and dancers: Bernadette Leitner, Bernardo San Rafael, Carolina Czechowska, Chiharu Mamiya, Darwin Diaz, Elodie Lavoignat, Elisa Marschall, Francesca Perrucci, Hayato Yamaguchi, Iza Szostak, Karen Bößer, Phaedra Pisimisi, Ruth Rebekka Hansen, Yuta Hamagutchi, Anna Holter

Film editing: Anna Holter
Music: Toni Martin Dobrzanski
Dramaturge: Johannes Schmid

6th meeting
Lockdown, February 2021



Artistic team:

Director: Anna Holter
Choreographers and dancers: Bernadette Leitner, Bernardo San Rafael, Carolina Czechowska, Chiharu Mamiya, Darwin Diaz, Elodie Lavoignat, Elisa Marschall, Francesca Perrucci, Hayato Yamaguchi, Iza Szostak, Karen Bößer, Makoto Sakurai, Phaedra Pisimisi, Ruth Rebekka Hansen, Yuta Hamagutchi, Anna Holter

Film editing: Anna Holter
Music: Christian Heiss
Music mix: Toni Martin Dobrzanski
Dramaturge: Johannes Schmid

7th meeting
Lockdown, April 2021



Artistic team:

Director: Anna Holter
Choreographers and dancers: Alacoque Ntome, Bernadette Leitner, Bernardo San Rafael, Carolina Czechowska, Chiharu Mamiya, Darwin Diaz, Elisa Marschall, Francesca Perrucci, Hayato Yamaguchi, Iza Szostak, Karen Bößer, Makoto Sakurai, Phaedra Pisimisi, Ruth Rebekka Hansen, Yuta Hamagutchi, Anna Holter

Film editing: Anna Holter
Music: Michael Heilrath

8th meeting
September 2021



Artistic team:

Director: Anna Holter
Choreographers and dancers: Alacoque Ntome, Bernadette Leitner, Bernardo San Rafael, Carolina Czechowska, Chiharu Mamiya, Darwin Diaz, Elisa Marschall, Francesca Perrucci, Hayato Yamaguchi, Iza Szostak, Karen Bößer, Makoto Sakurai, Phaedra Pisimisi, Ruth Rebekka Hansen, Yuta Hamagutchi, Anna Holter

Film editing: Anna Holter
Music: Christian Heiss, Toni Martin Dobrzanski





Listen to San Francisco Museum of Modern Dance's Pod, MODPOD, as they speak to Anna Holter about Moving Isolation at:
"Keeping Creation Alive, The Story of Moving Isolation"





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