Sachliche Romanze / A Dance Film by Tomer Zirkilevich

Same old me, lying down, trying to get up
I can’t. Too heavy...
Etta is playing. Is it the radio, is it me?
I get up, I fall. I walk around. I fall heavier
I want to crash, I want to suffer, I don’t want help, I don’t need help 
I need to fall to be able to continue
I’m scared to be alone
But I have the power, I have the control
It’s a game, so play it! Throw yourself!
I’m throwing myself, I’m falling, crashing over and over
Walking with no purpose
I can control it but I don’t know how. That’s funny
Keep falling. No! Get up you’re losing it!
I’m losing my mind
Everything comes out...
Do you wanna hear a poem?

length 8 minutes
format HD, color
Screenplay and Choreography Tomer Zirkilevich
Production Tomer Zirkilevich &  Ronja Häring
Dancer Ronja Häring
Camera Juan Enrique Villarreal
Set Design Miren Oller
Editor Juan Enrique Villarreal
Costume design Ran Chai Bar Zvi
Light Aurora Rodriguez

Choreography by Tomer Zirkilevich

Music I'd Rather Go Blind by Etta James (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1975)
Text Paraphrasing from the Poem Sachliche Romanze by Erich Kästners


With the support of DOCK 11 Berlin.


2018 IN OUT Festival / Official Selection (Gdansk, Poland) 
2018 ADF's Movies by Movers Film Festival / Official Selection (Durham, United States)

2018 TDP'18 international dance festival's screendance selection Tipperary / Official Selection (County Tipperary, Ireland) 
2018 26th Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival / Official Selection (Almada, Portugal) 
2018 Big River Dance Festival / Official Selection (Huntington WV, United States)
2018 0 NORTH Dance Film Festival / Official Selection (San diego, United States)
AltFF Alternative Film Festival / Official Selection (Toronto, Canada)

2018 InShadow Lisbon screendance festival /  Audience jury award - best screendance (Lisbon, Portugal)

2018 dança em foco Festival 2018 /  Official Selection videos for the online exhibition (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

2018 Dallas Dance Film Festival (DDFF) 2018 / Official selection (Dallas, United States)

2019 9th Athens Video Dance Project /  Official selection (Athens, Greece)

2019 Midwest RAD Fest /  Official selection (Michigan, United States)

2019 ROLLOUT dance film festival / Special mention (Macao)

2019 Seyr festival 2019 /  Official selection (Tehran, Iran)

2019 12° MIVSC - São Carlos Videodance Festival / Official Selection 2018-2019 (São Carlos, Brazil) 

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