UNFORGETTABLE on August 25th – September 09th I GER

Hauptsache Frei #7

Festival der Darstellenden Künste Hamburg

With subtitles in Spanish and English

                                                                                                            UNFORGETTABLE Collage © Erik Tuckow Sichtagitation.
Based on the fragmentary character of remembering, UNFORGETTABLE interweaves different narratives and ever new perspectives on a phenomenon that is both specific and general: one’s own private story in a large, historical, social context. The dancer’s body is at the center of the action as an individual actor and at the same time as a mirror of time and space: the military dictatorship in Argentina, Germany as an arms supplier, September 11th and the World Cup. What traces do they leave behind in the body? Which images are engraved in it? What’s unforgettable?
Together with an interdisciplinary team (dance, music, video, photo, graphics), the dancer and choreographer Fernanda Ortiz transforms the traces of movement into a documentary – scenic archive of memories. Images of collective memory are blurred with their own (dance) biography and show global interrelationships and democratic processes in rough contradictions. The past and the politic of memory are examined across national borders and re-examined from the current perspective.
The film is the result of the transformation of the scenic piece into audiovisual material as a result of the current pandemic situation. The solidarity and the conviction of all those involved made it possible for us to create UNFORGETTABLE again.
Artistic direction, choreography, dance & text: Fernanda Ortiz
Film direction & post production: Sven Grell & Fernanda Ortiz
Text: Mariana Ortiz Losada
Artistic collaboration: Federico Pérez Losada
Performance & music composition: Gregory Büttner
Performance & Video: Friederike Höppner
Performance & Photography: Chris Kremberg
Performance & Collages: Erik Tuckow
Camera: Marcel Edlinger
Lights: Danielle Bothe
Sound & post production: Boris Vogeler
Props: Jamil Khorrami
Costumes: Simone Ballüer
Make up: Josephine Winter
Assistance: Dagmar Bock
Production: Sven Grell & Fernanda Ortiz

The film UNFORGETTABLE is a production by Sven Grell & Fernanda Ortiz in coproduction with Westwerk and the Fluctoplasma Festival. Made possible by 
Wiederaufnahme- und Gastspielförderung des Dachverbands freie darstellende Künste Hamburg, im Auftrag der Freien Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien 




Based on the dance story UNFORGETTABLE, founded by the Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg und die Hamburgische Kulturstiftung. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie I Tanzplan Hamburg auf Kampnagel, VHS-Hamburg, Banfield Teatro Ensamble I Buenos Aires, Argentinien, Elizabeth Käsemann Stiftung und Folkwang Tanzarchiv.

30.07.21 – 19 h I ARG 
Subsecretaría de Derechos Humanos de la Pcia. de Buenos Aires

Film premiere UNFORGETTABLE on October 25th, 2020 at 5 p.m. I GER
Fluctoplasma Festival

Tickets: please registerhttps://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=125135296039
Note: After the film there is the possibility for a follow-up talk with the artist. The link to the film and the talk room will be emailed to the participants before the event.
Further performances: October 31, 2020 – 10 p.m. I ARG I International Festival Foco Danza Buenos Aires


Film-Premiere UNFORGETTABLE on October 31th, 2020 at 21 h I ARG

Interview at 1 pm & Film at 9 pm I ARG.