The first idea of creating
a dance film rose when she wanted to create a dance solo at an altitude of 3000 meters in the Swiss mountains. To bring audience up there is a rather logistic complicated task. Film allows bringing the people to the location you wish, switching between different perspectives and locations and directing the eye of the spectators more specifically.

 If you engage in travel, you will arrive. ~ Ibn Arabi (1165-1240)

HORIZON is a short dance film about the impulsive search of a woman for the horizon that is no longer visible in the city. A confrontation between body and modern urban architecture.

HORIZON focuses on a dancer who uses her surroundings in a search for parts of herself. Amsterdam’s urban environment provides a counterbalance. Katharina’s fascination springs forth from a longing for far sight that so often is absent within urban environment. The horizon is a metaphor for space and openness that seems to get lost in our conditioned, efficiency-minded city life. The horizon is also a typical Dutch theme. Just as the tops of the mountains exude a feeling of freedom, in the Netherlands the broad horizon brings about a longing for this very same feeling.

  • Choreography and directing: Katharina Conradi
  • Editing and directing: Sergio Gridelli
  • Performance: Marieke Dermul

With a fresh perspective on the role of urban space, HORIZON by Katharina Conradi & Sergio Gridelli means the break of the routine, in search for the skyline and balance. The essential functional role of space is reimagined through the protagonist’s playful acrobatics, which enfolds her ignoring the suspicious eyes of the surrounding robotic world. The desperate and disoriented search of the young woman culminates with the discovery of a wall blocking her way, raising questions about the effect of urban space on personal freedom. Although treated with humor, the film tackles a serious subject, namely that the horizon remains only a concept in a society obsessed with ascending.
Bucharest International Experimental Filmfestival over HORIZON in December 2014 

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