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ONCE WE ARE DANCING

Dirk Lienig, Dirk Heth, Olaf Winkler
Germany, 2018, 93 Min

Hoyerswerda is shrinking, many people are leaving. But one comes back and initiates the project "A city dances". The rehearsals for "Le Sacre du Printemps" accompany the reflection on the sacrifices we make today. Biographies with cracks become impressive dance scenes: Proof that one can overcome agony and make life a dance.

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The film accompanies the Hoyerswerda-born Dirk Lienig, ballet dancer and former soloist, choreographer and director, in a personal journey during the creation of the dance company and the rehearsal process. When they dance, they open up: people who are required to redefine their place in society – in a region whose change has hardly had a positive trace so far. An architect who is now planning to erase parts of the city. A truck driver who was always on the road and now has to settle. A scientific employee in an unloved job. A social worker who suffers under the pressure of an increasingly socially weak clientele. A doctor who almost exclusively treats pensioners ... Start over or rely on security? Leave or stay and hope that the upswing will come after all? In the end they reinvent themselves and their city to the powerful music of Stravinsky in a rousing way. This includes the history of the production itself: The first length documentary film produced in Lusatia and by Lusatian people! GL

Filmformat
DCP | Doc. | Farbe / Colour
Drehbuch
Dirk Lienig, Dirk Heth, Olaf Winkler
Kamera
Dirk Heth
Ton
Karsten Höfer
Schnitt
Dirk Heth, Dirk Lienig
Musik
Hanno Busch
Produzent
Dirk Lienig, Dirk Heth, Olaf Winkler
Produktion
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Kontakt
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Dirk Lienig
Teltower Straße 15
14109 Berlin
Germany
+49 176 72 48 23 23
dlienig@arcormail.de
www.wwet-film.de

Dirk Lienig, Dirk Heth, Olaf Winkler - Dirk Lienig – born in 1970 in Hoyerswerda, Germany. He first completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter before studying at the National Ballet School Leipzig. He then worked for several years as a dancer/soloist at the State’s Theatre Schwerin. Since 2000 he has been a freelance filmmaker, theatre director and media pedagogue. He is the initiator of several dance projects in his hometown.

OLEG – PORTRÄT EINES EHEMALIGEN TÄNZERS (2001, doc, short)

HOYERSWERDA (2003, doc, short)

BEATBOX COLUMBIA (2006, doc)

ALLE ANDERS, ALLE GLEICH (2008, doc)

SYDNEY CONVICTS (2010, doc, short)

Dirk Heth – born in 1966 in Leipzig, Germany. He first completed a traineeship as a camera assistant before studying camera at the then HFF "Konrad Wolf" (today Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF). Since then he has been a freelance cameraman, film author and lecturer. In 1999 he founded the production company "Contract 99" together with Olaf Winkler.

DAS ENDE EINER GARNISONSTADT (2003, doc, TV)

EGGESIN MÖGLICHERWEISE (2007, doc)

DER GROẞE IRRTUM (2012, doc)

Olaf Winkler – born in 1963 near Potsdam, Germany. Still in the GDR he studied political science. After the reunification he graduated in dramaturgy at the former HFF "Konrad Wolf" (today Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF). Since 1997 he has been a freelance dramaturge, editor, documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter, among others for several fairy tale films of the ARD series “Sechs auf einen Streich” (Six in one Sweep).

DAS ENDE EINER GARNISONSTADT (2003, doc, TV)

EGGESIN MÖGLICHERWEISE (2007, doc)

DER GROẞE IRRTUM (2012, doc)

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