Black International Cinema Berlin

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XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin
"Future Blossoms" / "Blüten der Zukunft"

May 8-12

"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
"...Visions Become Reality..." / "...Visionen Werden Wirklichkeit..."

July 1-August 31


Venue: Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin/Germany
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Friday . May 10

10 pm / 22 Uhr

Director: Sarah Shamash
Experimental, Color, 4 min.
Canada 2010


"How to Dance in the World: São Paulo - Pink Girl" is a collaboration between dancer/choreographer Toshiko Oiwa and video artist Sarah Shamash. The last installation of a trilogy of videos which were created in three metropolises: Tokyo, London and São Paulo, "São Paulo - Pink Girl" is a street intervention, performance and dance video which reflects the larger concept and overarching title of the trilogy "How to Dance in the World". The title can be read as a metaphor and rhetorical question of how to live, maneuver, co-exist, and balance in the, often desensitized, chaos of a daily urban reality. "São Paulo - Pink Girl" is not only a dance video, but also a document for what transpired the moment the camera rolled, when the Pink Girl character intervened in the streets of the famous Avenida Paulista during lunch hour.

"How to Dance in the World: São Paulo - Pink Girl" ist eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Tänzerin/Choreografin Toshiko Oiwa und der Videokünstlerin Sarah Shamash. Als letzte Installation einer Trilogie von Videos, die in drei Metropolen durchgeführt wurde: Tokio, London und São Paulo, ist "São Paulo - Pink Girl", ein Straßenaktions-, Performance- und Tanzvideo, das den größeren Zusammenhang und übergreifenden Titel der Trilogie widerspiegelt: "How to Dance in the World". Der Titel kann als Metapher oder rethorische Frage verstanden werden: Wie soll man leben, sich bewegen, ko-existieren und balancieren in dem, oft desensibilisierten, Chaos der täglichen urbanen Wirklichkeit? "São Paulo - Pink Girl" ist nicht nur ein Tanzvideo, sondern auch eine Dokumentation dessen, was geschieht, wenn die Kamera läuft und die Pink-Girl-Figur den Straßenfluss in der berühmten Avenida Paulista während der Mittagszeit unterbricht.






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