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LIGHT

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MAYA GOMEZ

2020

GERMANY

12 MIN 20S

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LIGHT is a short dance movie inspired by the quarantine of the artist Maya Gomez in COVID-19. A roller coaster of feelings, a mixture of boredom, uncertainty, anxiety, hope, patience — but also joy, gratefulness, fun, and love. 


"Brought back in the simplest way of living,
facing ourselves all alone.
Reflecting uncertainty.
Submerged in the unknown.
Everything is in Pause, thanks God the clock still runs.
The idea of time switched.
We have time,
lots of it.
The idea of eternity is scary."

Cast and Credits

Director, Performer

Maya Nathalie Gomez

Camera

Christian Hartleb 

Music

Kalvin Schmidt-Rimpler Dinh

Joe M.F Wilson

Director's Statement

Challenging times for everyone. Every single person has a story to tell about this global lockdown; some more unfortunate than others. I hope for light at the end of the tunnel for everybody as we search for what makes us feel alive.

Grateful to be where I am.

Director's Biography

Maya Gomez was born in Switzerland and has Philippines origines. She achieved her studies at the dance conservatory in Barcelona, Institut del Teatre. In that same city, she started her professional career in 2010 working with the young dance company IT Dansa.

 

In 2012, she moved to the German capital and started working as a freelance dancer and performing artist, collaborating with various dance companies and art projects around Europe, such as the Kungliga Operan (Stockholm), Gwyn Emberton Dance company (UK), Song of a Goat Theater (Poland), Teatro Regio (Italy), Berlin Biennale, KDV Dance Ensemble (Berlin), Habemus Corpus (Barcelona) and many others. Gomez also works with the renowned companies Sasha Waltz & Guests and Tanztheater Erfurt, where she was given the soloist role in the Rite of the Spring for the latter.

 

Gomez has collaborated with an artistic association Moving Poets Berlin, which nominated her as a director member in the field of dance and choreography. She choreographed and assisted for the production “Heaven” performed by the young dancers of the Charlotte Ballet at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

 

In addition, Gomez started her studies to become a Feldenkrais instructor.

Elaine Forsgate Marden

Fernando &  Kit Zobel de Ayala