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Tue, Apr 26


Supernova cinema

Scripting Dance – a Physical Script The international Queer & Migrant Film Festival

Film screening ‘Kiss & Tell shorty’ and live performance + discussion Director: Sagí Amir Gross Production: Netherlands, Germany Duration: 120 minutes + break Languages: English Subtitles: English

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Scripting Dance – a Physical Script The international Queer & Migrant Film Festival
Scripting Dance – a Physical Script The international Queer & Migrant Film Festival

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Apr 26, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Supernova cinema, Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Supernova Cinema, the house of the International Queer and Migrant Film Festival, brings a special program: An evening with the artist Sagí Amir Gross with live performance, film presentation, research, philosophy and a conversation with Dr. Derrick Brown and Annemiek van der Hell. “Connecting to people is the essence of my work; Telling stories of individuals on stage and in film. The research is about authenticity and intuition, which are important components for me as a choreographer, director and above all as a person.” – Sagí Amir Gross Sagí Amir Gross; Choreographer, theater director and filmmaker, born in Tel Aviv, lives in Amsterdam. After many years of international collaborations, including with the Louvre Museum Paris, Grand Rapids Ballet Michigan and Austinmer Dance Theater in Australia, he currently directs two independent dance theater companies: GrossDanceCompany Amsterdam & WestDeutsches Tanztheater Düsseldorf. Sagí brings cultures, art forms and collaborators together in his choreographic philosophy “Physical Script”. We cordially invite you to an exclusive Tuesday night at Supernova where Sagí will present and speak about his practice for the first time since the pandemic, including spoken theatre, dance, film, philosophy and research. He brings the movement researcher and cognitive scientist Dr. Derrick Brown PhD and film specialist Annemiek van der Hell joined in to connect the evening in conversation, and two dancers from the WestDeutsches Tanztheater in Düsseldorf to put the words into action. The screening of the dance film Kiss&Tell shorty will have its premiere this evening in the Netherlands. "Everyone's commitment allowed the work to go beyond traditional knowledge, skills and limitations, reflecting the work from personal experiences." - Karyn Benquet, former dancer at Nederlands Dans Theater

Credits: The research team are: Researchers: Dr. Derrick Brown, PhD student of Bertha Bermúdez Dramaturg: Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar Film consultant: Annemiek van der Hell from the film production company Windmill & Harry Boss - Center Pompidou Paris. The evening is produced by the foundation GrossDanceCompany Amsterdam. Co-produced by WestDeutsches Tanztheater WDT, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany. In partnership with International Queer & Migrant Film and Supernova Kino. The event is part of the choreographic research “Scripting Dance – a Physical Script” kindly supported by: Amsterdam fonds voor de kunst (Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Dutch Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation), Diorapthe Foundation. West German dance theater is funded by: reboot culture stepping out joint adventures, national performance network, cultural office of the city of Hagen, municipal parish of Hagen.


  • 2 hours

    Physical Script Dance

    Supernova Cinema

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