Frank Bretschneider 'Versus' by Fiona Jane Burgess
A collaboration between British director Fiona Jane Burgess and German choreographer Franka Marlene Foth, Versus documents two female dancers moving through the external corridors and open courtyards of the Hofgarten estate in Berlin, a modernist concrete maze.
Electronic composer Frank Bretschneider provides a futuristic soundtrack that exploits reversals, glitches and ambient sounds. New York-based cinematographer Htat Lin Htut moves dynamically through the built environment, obscuring and revealing the dancers bodies, which are themselves clad in a muted palette styled by Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, senior fashion editor at Dazed.
The choreography is concerned with the process of everyday life as a woman, a dancer, and a creative - impulsive and powerful, but also, at times, sloppy and slow. It's a study of contrasts: sexy and ugly, heavy and light, strong and soft. It’s about trying to find balance and synchronicity. There is a characteristic violence lingering beneath the surface of this startlingly simple and carefully formed new work by this emerging filmmaker.
|Director||Fiona Jane Burgess|
|Choreographer||Franka Marlene Foth|
|Director of Photography||Htat Lin Htut|
|Focus Puller||Ashton Green|
|2nd AC||Thanh-long Vo|
|Art Director||Fiona Jane Burgess|
|Lead actor||Myriel Welling|
|Editing company||Whitehouse Post|
|Grading company||Coffee & TV|
|Lead actor||Amalie Stitz|
|Other credits||Runners: Safiye Gray And Michael Mönnich @safiyegray Music: “Antenne” By Frank Bretschneider Special Thanks To Sarah Entwistle, Vantage Film GmbH, Electric Sun Berlin, Degewo|
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