pars media // films // Absolute Zero
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
// on DVD
Saburo Teshigawaraâ€™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.