Versus

A film by Fiona Jane Burgess and Franka Marlene Foth

A collaboration between British director Fiona Jane Burgess and German choreographer Franka Marlene Foth, Versus documents two female dancers moving through the external corridors and open courtyards of the Hofgarten estate in Berlin, a modernist concrete maze.

Electronic composer Frank Bretschneider provides a futuristic soundtrack that exploits reversals, glitches and ambient sounds.

The choreography is concerned with the process of everyday life as a woman, a dancer, and a creative – impulsive and powerful, but also, at times, sloppy and slow. It’s a study of contrasts: sexy and ugly, heavy and light, strong and soft. It’s about trying to find balance and synchronicity accompanied by a characteristic tension lingering beneath the surface.

  • Director Fiona Jane Burgess

  • Choreographer Franka Marlene Foth

  • DOP Htat Lin Htut

  • Producer Cora Berndt-Stühmer

  • Styling Elizabeth Fraser-Bell

  • Dancers Myriel Welling and Amalie Stitz

  • Steadicam Operator Patrick Morgan

  • 1st AC Ashton Green

  • 2nd AC Thanh-Long Vo

  • Make-up Julia Barde

  • Runners Safiye Gray and Michael Mönnich

  • Music “Antenne” by Frank Bretschneider + Ralph Steinbrüchel

  • Editor Greg Hayes at Whitehouse Post

  • Colourist Simona Cristea at Coffee&TV

  • Special thanks to  Vantage Film GmbH, Electric Sun Berlin, Degewo and Sarah Entwistle

Description

A collaboration between British director Fiona Jane Burgess and German choreographer Franka Marlene Foth, Versus documents two female dancers moving through the external corridors and open courtyards of the Hofgarten estate in Berlin, a modernist concrete maze.

Electronic composer Frank Bretschneider provides a futuristic soundtrack that exploits reversals, glitches and ambient sounds.

The choreography is concerned with the process of everyday life as a woman, a dancer, and a creative – impulsive and powerful, but also, at times, sloppy and slow. It’s a study of contrasts: sexy and ugly, heavy and light, strong and soft. It’s about trying to find balance and synchronicity accompanied by a characteristic tension lingering beneath the surface.

Director
Fiona Jane Burgess
Choreographer
Franka Marlene Foth
DOP
Htat Lin Htut
Producer
Cora Berndt-Stühmer
Styling
Elizabeth Fraser-Bell
Dancers
Myriel Welling and Amalie Stitz
Steadicam Operator
Patrick Morgan
1st AC
Ashton Green
2nd AC
Thanh-Long Vo
Make-up
Julia Barde
Runners
Safiye Gray and Michael Mönnich
Music
“Antenne” by Frank Bretschneider + Ralph Steinbrüchel
Editor
Greg Hayes at Whitehouse Post
Colourist
Simona Cristea at Coffee&TV
Special thanks to 
Vantage Film GmbH, Electric Sun Berlin, Degewo and Sarah Entwistle