Corona presented challenges to artists around the world: How to rehearse under curfew? A duo with spacing rules? Why dance without an audience? Yolanda Gutiérrez accompanied four Hamburg choreographers in their everyday life during the pandemic and in developing their own »dance spaces« at home and in the city at the beginning of the shutdown around spring 2020. Between cancellations of premieres and homeschooling, existential fears, and hopes for a new beginning, the artists talk about their strategies for dealing with the pandemic.
»My Dance Space« is a sensitive portrait of the Hamburg dance scene, which despite the restrictions of the pandemic has not given up its love of dance. The film is an exemplary reflection on how differently the early days of the Corona Lockdown in March/April 2020 were experienced, what tensions arose, and what energies were released.
Yolanda Gutiérrez - a Choreographer, born in Mexico City, lives in Hamburg. She studied contemporary dance in Mexico City and New Dance & Performance in Hanover. Since 2001 she has also worked as a video artist. She has realized her projects worldwide, many of them in »non-theatrical« spaces such as churches, galleries, and empty buildings in cities. She works in her choreographies with dancers, actors, wrestlers, musicians, DJs, composers, amateurs, students, costume designers, and stage designers from Europe, Asia, Latin America, the USA, and Africa.
Concept / directionYolanda Gutiérrez
Camera / editing / musicDaniel Andrés Ospina
withPatricia Carolin Mai, Guy Marsan, Fernanda Ortiz, Regina Rossi und Yolanda Gutiérrez.
»My Dance Space« realized by by the aid fund »Kunst kennt keinen Shutwdown«, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.
Mon, August 23, 2021
12:00 AM CEST
Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg