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Holger Gruss (1966 Germany) lives and works in Cologne. Since his last years in school he is into photographic scenarios. His photographic techniques improved rapidly at the photographic department of the German-Airforce where he produced aerial photography and documentary. He became interested in modern and contemporary dance and worked for dancers and companies.

Vera Sander was educated at the London Contemporary Dance School and at the Netherlands Theaterschool, danced with the Dansgroep Krisztina de Ch√Ętel, with Paula Lansley's "Contemporary Dance Zurich" and as a soloist at the Saxony State Opera in Dresden, among others, before developing her first choreographies as a soloist at the Cologne Dance Forum. Since 1997 Sander has worked as an independent choreographer and dancer.

Burnt (1997) is a dance video by Holger Gruss and Vera Sander. A real place becomes the scene of impossible encounters. A charwoman starts her work at a big office building at nighttime. Three dancers, two men and a woman, meet there as well. In the whirl of pictures the stories become interwoven. The charwoman cleans the tiles of marble. The male dancers start fighting and the woman cannot escape from the struggle of power. Two worlds meet each other unexpectedly. At the end the charwoman leaves the building, exhausted, but free. Dancing into the rising day... CAMERA Johannes Imdahl & Hajo Schomerus SOUNDTRACK C-Schulz & Hajsch CAST Carmen Balochini, Tom Kappler, Sean Stephens SUPPORT by Interartes (Essen) and SK-Stiftung Kultur (Cologne)

Vera Sander www.sk-kultur.de/nrw/compe/16.htm
Holger Gruss www.gruss-photography.com


 
 
 
   
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