Acziun Susch › Archive of Events › 2022 › ¬ PERFORMANCE WEEKEND › 21.05, 18.00, Maria Zimpel, 'Waterdances/Yes Poems' - Swiss film premiere


by Maria Zimpel

Swiss film premiere in Muzeum Susch 

In the beginning of summer of 2021 - after long walks through the Engadine Alps and movement research in a Hamburg studio - Maria Zimpel, together with Claudio von Planta, filmed Waterdances / Yes Poems. Together they explored her idea of the body as a transmitter and the ecofeminist idea of the embodied nature. Nature is not separated from us but rather a dynamic force balancing the body from within. Through mobilising the sensuous body they search for the patterns and qualities that organise both the movements of the dancing body and of the natural surfaces. The boundaries between one and the other are watery. The choreography moves between real and imagined landscapes, explores geological surfaces and investigates the poetics of water. The film tells a non-linear story of an encounter of the body with natural forces.

Directing, choreography, dance: Maria Zimpel

Director of photography: Claudio von Planta

Editing: Mathias Hollaender

Music: Holly Hock

Audio mix and field recording: Waclaw Zimpel

Costumes: Ko_Ruho, Dorota Kabala | We design for physical culture

Shoes and accessories: Larissa von Planta

Scientific consultations: Jadwiga Zimpel

Subtitles: Anna Nowokuńska

Executive producer: Maria Zimpel

Special thanks to: Margrit Tischhauser, Jan Rybkowski, Melanie Zimmermann, Niklaus Bein

In Collaboration with: Acziun Susch Program curated by Joanna Leśnierowska at Muzeum Susch, Art Station Foundation CH by Grażyna Kulczyk, K3 - Center for Choreography|Tanzplan Hamburg and Kampnagel Hamburg

Supported by: The NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NET - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the initiative's framework NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance and Art Station Foundation (Poznan) by Grażyna Kulczyk


Saturday, 21.05.2022 - 6 PM

Artists' House, Surpunt 83, Susch

Admission 20 CHF. Book your ticket here or buy at Muzeum Susch reception.

The film lasts 65'. Afterwards there is a meeting with Maria Zimpel, director/ creator and Claudio von Planta, cinematographer. 

The film contains no dialogue, the meeting will be held in English. 

→ WATERDANCES/ YES POEMS - part 1 of the residency

→ WATERDANCES/ YES POEMS - part 2 of the residency