Video art and dance photography: Ceaselessly in motion

The auditorium is empty, in the orchestra pit, only the musicians are to be seen on screens, but on the stage scattered individuals move. Among the actors in th

Video art and dance photography: Ceaselessly in motion

The auditorium is empty, in the orchestra pit, only the musicians are to be seen on screens, but on the stage scattered individuals move. Among the actors in the doll house scenery by Jan-Christoph Gockels "Beethoven – A mind game", which was completely redesigned at the Mainz state theatre with the TV stations ZDF and 3sat corona due to a Theater-TV game, are also the dancers Zachary Chant and Denislav Matzel. Alone, they are not dancing here. Instead, they act as camera men, filming the actors, singers and musicians from near and become play partners, if the Parties leave the fictional level, and in Making-Of-style talking to the camera.

Actually, the Chant is a dancer at dance Mainz. Matzel, most of the still known under his birth name Kanev, belonged to the time of the end of the Hessian state ballet. With a camera in Hand to see the two in the theatre, but not for the first Time, but mostly behind the Scenes. Anyone who has seen in the past few years in social media and the publications of the theatre's images and the Trailer for the dance productions of the national ballet, or Mainz, is not have read, including, rarely, the name of "De-Da Productions", the name under which the two occur as a photo and video artist, as a Documentarist for dance and the adjacent arts.

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That you can afford all this in addition to their labour-intensive activities as a dancer and also in large projects such as Gockels theatre, film Beethoven's 250. make Birthday may be involved, can be quite a surprise. How do you find the time and energy? For one, it is sure that you will get a lot of orders from the theatres, where they act also as a dancer. The at least facilitates the coordination of appointments. On the other, the two of you.

Not infrequently, one brought over the other night, a memory card with a fresh video footage, they say. So the other can make the next day to the processing. "When I was in the lunch break at the colleagues of the public Relations and just in time for the test came back, it already, that my dancer colleagues say to me, I'm stressed, when I look at you," says Chant. This, however, is only the perception from the outside, he'll do all of this so much that it gave him the right not to be negative Stress. If you listen to the two as they tell about their daily work, to recognize easily a sophisticated System of time management, but also a great passion, you seem to have energy to draw from.

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What are today professional Stand - or game leg, started as a Hobby that the two are connected. Know, they learned each other as dancers, while Pascal Touzeaus Directorate of the ballet at the state theatre in Mainz. According to the management and direction of change in the Mainz Dance Chant remained in Mainz, while Matzel moved to the newly founded Hessisches Staatsballett.

you could have just had the pleasure, a lot with the camera to try out, they say. The manner in which photographically capture can, dance, you got fascinated. All you had photographed a lot. Films like Wim Wenders's tribute to Pina Bausch and the video productions of the canadian Dance company "La La La Human Steps" were role models, who encouraged her fascination for the filmed dance.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 04:19

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