dancingensemble ellaH

” In my memory I said 100 times:

Now I am home. “


Since 2013 I am happily accompanying the small dancing ensemble from Halle ‘ellaH’. Mainly documenting their conceptual and body based work, I was lead through various places even around Europe such as Greece, but also as close as the sleepy little town Halle that I lived in for 8 years during my studies. Our connection changed with the latest project, where I also now play an active role in the dramaturgy and concept of the project called ‘OUT-PLAY-ces’.


OUTPLAY-CES is discussing the meaning and feeling behind the term ‘home’.
Through constant change of location the ellaH dancingensemble is adapting to new environments, both home and unknown. How their bodys react, adapts and what this place means to them, is captured. Afterwards its uploaded to a social media channel in order to invite users to comment, share and participate in this experimental journey getting to know the ‘personal home’.

home means …

#Anticipation #To be free #Being able to move freely #Understanding what is going on
#Being myself without judgment & conditions #Memories #Getting along #Encounters at eye level
#Realization #Being able to determine #Not having to do anything #Touch #Loving embraces #Closeness and proximity #Security and comfort for fear, weakness, sickness, sadness, anger #Warmth #Love #Inner peace #Relaxation #Unadorned …

technical specs

Shortfilms: 0.30 -1.00 min / 2021 / Canon5D & Sony 7III
Concept & Director: Maxi Richter
DoP: Maxi Richter
Cast: ellaH Dancingensemble: Anett Paschke / Maria / Margund / Sandra / Franziska
Editing: Maxi Richter

‘zuHause’ setzt sich mit der Bedeutung und dem Gefühl hinter dem Begriff “Heimat” auseinander.
Durch den ständigen Ortswechsel passt sich das ellaH-Tanzensemble an neue Umgebungen an, sowohl an heimische als auch an unbekannte. Wie ihr Körper reagiert, sich anpasst und was dieser Ort für sie bedeutet, wird festgehalten.

Diese filmischen Arbeiten findet man weder auf einem Social Media Kanal noch bei youtube. Bei Interesse sich am Projekt zu beteiligen, meldet man sich bei ellaH e.V. und bekommt einen Stick bzw. link mit den entstandenen Arbeiten zugesandt.