Information forms thinking, feeling and mine. When they reach many heads and hearts, formations form - on the street, in the forest, on the beach, in the net or at the box office. Patterns emerge that spread visually, create mood and demand positioning. The dance performance Lost in Formation loses itself in large-format quotes from very different worlds. Choreographies of everyday life, how they develop symbolic power in civil or political life, are viewed with humour and a critical eye. On stage, two individualists form the antithesis to the group pictures in the film. In the dance of Risa Kojima and David Pallant, personal attitudes become as clear as the absurdity of ceremonial retreats. In the interplay of live-performance and moving image, the project explores the ambivalence of contemporary visual culture. The performance plays with perception and promises a special experience of time. The space subtly changes and with it the perspective for each position in the audience.
Concept and production: Paula E. Paul & Sirko Knüpfer Dance and choreographic collaboration: Risa Kojima & David Pallant Choreographic assistance: Ayako Toyama Music and Construction Projection Portals: Joachim Glasstetter Sound space and lighting design: Ralf Grüneberg Dramaturgical advice: Heide Schollähn Costume: Heather McCrimmon Crash Course Stage Fencing: Maria Anne Müller Camera and film light: Steph Ketelhut Film montage and projection: Sirko Knüpfer Film Director: Beate Kunath Film set and light assistance: Cikomo Paul A production by KOMBINAT kombiniert Tanz und Film g.UG. Funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture and the Ministry of Economics and Energy of the State of Brandenburg. Kindly supported by the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung together with the Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse, the City of Potsdam, the Department of Culture and Museum and Strobel Rechtsanwälte. In cooperation with fabrik Potsdam and the IKF of the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Special thanks to all participants for the staged film scenes, shot at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Duration: 72 minutes