bardo, 2023

a film by Tobias Staab and Gustavo Gomes

In a contourless room, a dancer tries out dying. His writhing body struggles against dark forces. Cut. Another room. Another death.

In “Bardo,” director Tobias Staab and choreographer Gustavo Gomes attempt to approach the thematic complex of death and dance. Between traditional gestures, personal experiences and speculative movement material, dying on the screen is tested, subverted and celebrated in ever new ways.

Director/ Concept/ Idea: Tobias Staab

Choreography/ Concept/ Idea: Gustavo Gomes

Performance: Guillermo de la Chica, Margarida Neto, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Katharina Senzenberger, Kate Strong

Camera and lighting design: Florian Schaumberger

Music: CIVIC MIMIC / Ashley Wright, Will Guthrie

Scenography: Nadja Sofie Eller

Costume design: Annika Lu Hermann

3D design: Varja Rybakova

Production management: Caroline Simmler

"Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz."

Supported by and produced at Muffatwerk Munich.

Special thanks to the costume department of the Münchner Kammerspiele, the team of the Muffatwerk, Moritz Bossmann, DOCKdigital in Berlin, Ballet of Difference in Cologne as well as Ufo-Filmverleih and Youlittle in Munich.