The final project UNSERE INSEL (Our Island) of HZT student David Lima in the MA Choreography was initially planned as a community dance project with residents of the Mierendorff Island in Berlin-Charlottenburg. Topics such as sustainability and personal connections to public places were to be negotiated. In the course of the Corona pandemic restrictions in spring 2020 the project was moved to the internet - the image of the island took on a whole new meaning.
Seven people from a neighbourhood, together with an eight-member artistic team, they used video conferences to create individual dance solos that together create a film full of shared moments. How can the actual public space of a neighbourhood be intertwined with virtual, imagined and cinematic spaces? And can the intimate act of dancing in one's own private space in front of a camera represent something particularly connecting in times of physical distance?