Michelle Ettlin & Mona De Weerdt Choreographers at Work!
Choreographers at Work!
A series about creation processes in the field of contemporary dance by Michelle Ettlin and Mona De Weerdt
#1: Cie Moost / Marc Oosterhoff
The first portrait in the documentary series “Choreographers at Work!” focuses on the choreographer Marc Oosterhoff and gives an insight into the creative process of his latest work, “Lab Rats” (2021). In the past Marc Oosterhoff has mainly created solo pieces but “Lab Rats” was developed in close collaboration with the acrobat and dancer Owen Winship. The film follows them as they explore and develop a common (movement) vocabulary, negotiate their relationships on stage and reflects artistic prerequisites and different approaches to work. The film captures the creation of a piece through its intimate, intense and humorous moments.
Duration: 24 minutes
Concept: Mona De Weerdt, Michelle Ettlin
Camera, editing, post-production: Michelle Ettlin
Dramaturgy: Mona De Weerdt, Michelle Ettlin
Translation: Anna Johannsen
Subtitles: Anna Johannsen, Michelle Ettlin
Production: echolot films / mdw Kulturproduktionen
Co-production: Cie Moost
Distribution: Tutu Production
Special thanks to Jessica Huber, Cosima Grand, Johanna Hilari, Alexandra Hennig and Filippo Armati
Marc Oosterhoff (concept, choreography, dance)
Owen Winship (co-choreography, dance)
Bertrand Lesca (outside eye)
Locations: Annexe Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Lo Studio Arbedo, Südpol Luzern www.ciemoost.com
Supported by: the Federal Office of Culture / Dance as Cultural Heritage, the Ernst Göhner, Corymbo, Alexis Victor Thalberg and Sophie and Karl Binding Foundations
The translation is financed by: Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council and the Oertli Foundation
Partners: Reso – Dance Network Switzerland, SAPA Foundation – Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts © echolot films / mdw Kulturproduktionen / Cie Moost 2021