blind questions – I see you me neither

A dance film performance (2009)

The discussion about love is so old that it appears to be unfashionable – even though we never cease to talk about it, in chat shows, blogs and chats – and even though science has endeavoured to decipher its biological, chemical and neuronal structure. MOUVOIR’s response is a performance encompassing surreal film and live situations and spanning the juxtaposed elements of theatre, dance and song.

duration ca. 85 min.

A woman and a man in a bizarre hovel in an almost weightless room. An enigmatic encounter. They try to make love and are too fast or too lame, too much and go too far.

duration ca. 4 min.

Dance/Creation: Viviana Escalé, Orlando Rodriguez, Juliana Venter, Jens Münchow, Alexandre Castres, Alexandra Naudet
DoP/camera/light: Kathy Sebbah, Javier Ruiz Gómez
Stage: Delphine Sainte-Marie
Editor: Tom Schreiber
Video/Stage: Anja Theismann
Concept/Director: Stephanie Thiersch
Dramaturgy: Rosi Ulrich
Music/Composition: Joseph Suchy
Costumes/Accessories: Sabine Schneider
Make-up: Amélie Mateo
Technical Direction: Niko Moddenborg
Production Management: Béla Bisom
PR/Marketing: Jessica Otten, Nina Speyer/FHZ

Produced by MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch, in co-production with tanzhaus nrw in the context of festival TEMPS D’IMAGES; in co-operation with Freihandelszone – ensemblenetzwerk köln, 58Filme and DOCK 11; with kind support of PACT Zollverein. The film was created at a residence at la Ferme du Buisson, Scène Nationale de Marne la Vallée.

Funded by Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Ministerpräsident des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, and SK-Stiftung Kultur.

The ability to productively transpose scepticism towards the alluring images and medial reality in an intelligent fashion without glorifying the assumed cathartic authenticity of the body was a feat accomplished by many artists performing at Temps d‘Images, not least of all by Cologne-based choreographer, Stephanie Thiersch, with her humorous premiere of “blind questions. Four magnificent artists on stage speak dialogues of hope and quarrels […].
(Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Beguiling and enchanting refer the performer and the video again and again one on the other, even if sometimes you just see it at the flower sample of the wallpaper.

The Cologne Choreographer trusts thereby in „blind questions“ […] in words, sounds, six outstanding actors and in the contrast between stage area and film.

on Tour:

15.03.2024, 19.30 h
Kurzfilm + Filmtalk

Moovy Festival Köln

Filmforum im Museum Ludwig, Köln