“Before Opening Night -
A film by Simone Winkler
Richard Wherlock and His Company”
“Choreography is my love and my passion.
Richard Wherlock is a passionate choreographer and has been the ballet director in Basel for quite a few years. His choreographies are energy packed, very physically demanding, varied, entertaining, poetic and simply beautiful. Contemporary dance based in the classical.
“Before Opening Night” follows Richard Wherlock and his dancers as they create and rehearse their new piece S(c)ent. An exciting aspect in theater that the public never gets to see - usually getting only the finished product. But how does it evolve? How much work is behind it? At the beginning, what did Richard Wherlock have to get started and what does inspire him to continue?
Does he succeed in leading the dancers toward his vision? Does time pressure play a role? What are the Company's ups and downs during the rehearsal process?
The Premiere: For everyone involved, is it a huge relief or is it raw nerves?
DVD-Release DateAugust 2012
|Film in color|
|TV Standard:||NTSC, PAL|
Film premiereDecember 13, 2012, 6pm, Kommunales Kino, Hannover, Germany
- December 14 and 16, 2012, 6pm, Kommunales Kino, Hannover, Germany
- December 16, 2012, 7pm, Marameo, Berlin, Germany
- February 14 to 21, 2013, 6pm, Kino Casablanca, Dresden, Germany
- March 8 to 10, 2013, Kino Filmhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany
- September 22, 2013, 3pm, Kult Kino, Basel
|Camera:||Matthias Fleischer bvk.|
|Color Grading:||Knut Schmitz|
|Sound Mixer:||Dominik Rätz|
|Sound Studio:||Tonbüro, Berlin|
|Choreograph. Assist.:||Christiana Sciabordi|
|Dramatic Adviser:||Hans Kaspar Hort|
|Ballet Master:||Kathleen McNurney|
|Répétiteur :||Rita Vizvariova|
|Medical Consultant:||David McNamara|
|Debora Maiques Marín|
|Raquel Rey Ramos|
|Marius Razvan Dumitru|
|Company Dancers:||Catherine Habasque|
|Graciela Martinez Arribas|
|Andrea Tortosa Vidal|