Sylvia Camarda and aerial artist Jonathan Fortin in “Move!”
Ahead of the English broadcast of the new Arte series “Move!”, dancer and choreographer Sylvia Camarda takes Delano behind-the-scenes of her lively journey to study movement.
The Luxembourg dancer, choreographer, television presenter and, lately, politician, caught the eye of dance connoisseur and Arte Germany director Wolfgang Bergmann, who proposed she create a series on contemporary dance.
Several brainstorming sessions later and “Move!” was born. Right from the start, the production company and Camarda engaged on a wide range of subjects.
Since its release in 2017, the series has been broadcast in different countries, but will only be available in English from 21 April on Arte’s website. Each episode picks out a fundamental theme such as blood, birth, disguise, migration, Europe, love, fear, sexuality and death.
A unique concept that aims to “bring dance closer to the audience, especially those who believe that dance remains an incomprehensible language. It shows that dance is inspired by everyday life, and that dance is a world that remains open to all, because it is a universal language,” claims Camarda.
In the first episode, viewers find out how Camarda believes that lives are linked to the flow of water, electricity and blood in human bodies as she explores our relationship with fluids through dance and in interviews with two Belgian choreographers, Franco Dragone and Jan Fabre.
Now a member of the Luxembourg City council, Camarda translates the most universal language inherent to human beings: the language of our bodies.
Together with “Move!” director Lena Kupatz, she explores the topicality and significance of the language of dance and movement by finding art in our daily existence.
Camarda says she strives to represent each theme through energetic and ambitious movements, and by meeting choreographers and dancers, and researchers and academics.
“The biggest challenge was getting myself into the role of moderator, especially getting back to the German language and learning the script by heart. The rest I did as usual; I took the plunge.”
With “Move!”, Camarda says she wants to encourage her audience to “stay passionate, curious and always ready to dare to do new things.” The series arrives on in what is already a packed year for Camarda.
She has a number of collaborations in dance and theatre lined up, and she reveals that a second season of “Move!” will also hit viewers’ screens.