Stay On It – Dance Film

Stay On It – Dance Film

2022, Dance movie

about the piece

“Stay on it” is a dance film based on the company’s stage play of the same name.
The dancers were asked to place and develop their material in the spaces of the Kühlhaus Berlin and to develop it further.

The music for the piece is by Julius Eastman, one of the most distinctive voices of minimal music, as he was one of the few African-American composers of the era. This and the fact that he openly lived his homosexuality made him an outsider in the art scene of the time. After his death, he was initially forgotten but since a few years his music has received great recognition worldwide.
Eastman was not only a musician but also had a great affinity for dance and choreography.
In our opinion, the influence of dance experiences can therefore be clearly felt in a piece like “Stay on it”.



Concept: Christoph Winkler | Music: Zafraan Ensemble - Flute: Liam Mallett - Saxophone: Martin Posegga - Clarinet: Miguel Pérez Iñesta - Vibraphone: Julius Heise - Piano: Clemens Hund-Göschel - Violine: Emmanuelle Bernard - Viola: Josa Gerhard - Violoncello: Martin Smith | Composition: Julius Eastman | By and with: Oluwafemi Israel Adebajo, Lisa Rykena, Aloalii Tapu, Ridwan Rasheed, Raha Nejad, Sophie Prins, Andromeda Gervásio | Costume: Marie Akoury | Technical management: Fabian Eichner | Soundmix: Björn Stegmann | Tanzforum Berlin - Camera: Waklter Bickmann - Doris Kolde - Dominik Schötschel | Editing: Walter Bickmann | Production management: Laura Biagioni

A production by Company Christoph Winkler in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Federal Cultural Foundation with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.