Premiere screening
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1pm
Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo
Kantstraße 12a, 10623 Berlin
free entrance, limited capacity, punctual arrival recommended
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Parade by visual artist Shahryar Nashat is a cinematic reproduction from a choreography by Adam Linder which reinterprets a 1917 ballet by Jean Cocteau. The repeated adaption is based on the publicity parade of three Variety performers in front of a theater; in order to survive, the artists have to constantly and successfully promote themselves. Nashat leverages the camera's agency, so that it is on par with the virtuosity of the three performers. By means of frame, edit and sound, he transforms the posterity of a live choreography into an original cinematic occasion.

The film premieres on the occasion of Shahryar Nashat’s participation in the 8th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art, in partnership with the Institut Français Berlin.

Directed by Shahryar Nashat
Adapted from Adam Linder's Parade
Cinematography by Gaëtan Varone
Sound by Stéphane Brunclair
Costumes by Tobias Kaspar and Iva Wili

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