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Dance film, 30 min, 2002

Director(s): Jan Schmidt-Garre
DOP: Pascal Hoffman
Editor: Gaby Kull-Neujahr

Choreography: Saburo Teshigawara
Music: Georges I. Gurdjieff / Thomas De Hartmann, "Seekers of the Truth"
Dancer: Kei Miyata, Saburo Teshigawara

Co-produced by BR and ARTE

Nominated for the Dance Screen Award in Monte Carlo

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Saburo Teshigawara’s dance piece Absolute Zero explores the condition of total stillness. The heart of the two-hour long stage production was adapted for the screen with the appropriate and consequent purism. Teshigawara and his partner Kei Miyata develop an almost unnoticeable inner speed and yet everything flows to the minimalist music of Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann.