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Film: Programme 3

Tyler Peck / William Forsythe
The Barre Project (2020 - 30’)

Hai Wen Hsu
Siamoise (2018 - 13’)

Flavia Devonas Hoffman
Human Habitat (2020 - 9’)

Merce Cunningham
Cunningham (2019 - 92’)

Doug Aitken
Flags and Debris (2021 - 13’)

The Barre Project

Choreographed for film, with the feel of a live performance, The Barre Project was created via Zoom during the height of the pandemic, with all rehearsal, filming and assembly taking place entirely remotely. Set to the music of popular singer-songwriter James Blake, The Barre Project is the second in a series of Forsythe’s works to music by Blake. Inspired by dancers worldwide who were unable to access formal classes but committed to sustaining themselves and their art, The Barre Project consists of five musical episodes that focus on the most primary feature of ballet training: barre.

choreography by William Forsythe
edited by Devin Jamieson
performers (in order of appearance) Tiler Peck, Lex Ishimoto, Roman Mejia, Brooklyn Mack
music by James Blake
executive producers Jon Arpino, Tiler Peck, Teddy Forance, William Forsythe
producers Chris Quazzo, Jordan Richbart
cinematographer and STEADICAM Devin Jamieson
technical director Jonny Forance
lighting design Brandon Stirling Baker
set design William Forsythe
costume design Janey Taylor, Harriet Jung & Reid Bartelme, Tiler Peck Designs for Body Wrappers, Men Track Pants –EPTM (Los Angeles)


Sea, sound archives, organic traces of Siamese twins in search of unity and a journey to the end of life of a female dancer in search of a body vanished from the radars of consciousness.

realisation Hai Wen Hsu
promotion Michelangelo Antonioni
set design Hai Wen Hsu
performer Hai Wen Hsu
original music Thomas Foguenne
artistic accompaniment Gao Bo
production and distribution Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains
project manager François Bonenfant
production Laurent Delplanque

Human Habitat

Human Habitat has its origin in the clash between untouched nature and growing industry in the Arctic and explores the oscillation between human resistibility and fragility. A female dancer takes us on an associative, non-narrative journey through emotional states facing the changes from a sustainable to a destructive relationship of humans and landscape.

director, writer, choreographer Flavia Devonas Hoffmann
producer Aleksander Olai Korsnes – Rein Film
dancer Marthe Engdal
cinematographer and editor Ken Are Bongo
sound design Flurin Devonas
music Tapani Rinne


A cinematic experience about Merce Cunningham, created through weaving together his iconic dances and never-before-seen archival treasures from between 1942 and 1972.

written and directed by Alla Kovgan
director of choreography Jennifer Goggans
supervising of choreography Robert Swinston
produced by Helge Albers, Ilann Girard, Alla Kovgan
producers Elizabeth Delude-Dix, Kelly Gilpatrick, Derrick Tseng
principal dancers Ashley Chen, Brandon Collwes, Dylan Crossman, Julie Cunningham, Jennifer Goggans, Lindsey Jones, Cori Kresge, Daniel Madoff, Rashaun Mitchell, Marcie Munnerlyn, Silas Riener, Glen Rumsey, Jamie Scott, Melissa Toogood
cinematographer Mko Malkhasyan
editor Alla Kovgan
executive producers Stephanie Dillon, Anna Godas, Oli Harbottle, Lyda E. Kuth, Andreas Roald
co-producers Annie Dautane, Gallien Chalanet Quercy, Dan Wechsler, Silvana Bezzola Rigolini
guest dancers Centre National de Danse Contemporaine – Angers
and other members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Flags and Debris

L.A. Dance Project dancers move, ghost-like, in Doug Aitken’s latest filmic work.

director Doug Aitken & L.A. Dance Project
dancers Anthony Lee Bryant, David Adrian Freeland Jr., Mario Gonzalez, Vinicius Silva, Nayomi Van Brunt
special thanks to Sébastien Marcovic, Lucinda Lent, Benjamin Millepied
courtesy of the artist, 303 Gallery (New York), Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zürich), Victoria Miro (London/ Venice), Regen Projects (Los Angeles)

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