about the movie
This film is intended to carry you off for a moment into this hypnotic state where space, perspective and time have no consequence. Where everything is different and everything is possible. You should feel and see what I feel and see, when music transports me into another world.
The Aim /// The first short movie by Mike Schäfer was startet in 2014, finished in 2018 and created with the aim of strengthening the establishment of our urban dance form as a “performing art”.
Director Statement /// I consider music as one of the greatest achievements, and the ability to imagine things as one of the greatest abilities of mankind. Similar to entire worlds that are created before the spiritual eye of the reader by the written word of a book, thus my own worlds and movements are created for me as I dance through the music. Music succeeds in putting me into a kind of musical trance, in which I possess movements in theatrical presentations before my spiritual eye. It succeeds in putting me into a hypnotic state, as if I were moving without any effort, as if I were weightless, as if I were invulnerable – as if in a state of intoxication. This is a feeling that is so intensive and fulfilling that it is addictive – it immediately makes me want to drag others with me into this state, make others feel what I am feeling myself in that moment. This is exactly where “Dialectic Diary” takes up the theme. This film is intended to carry you off for a moment into this hypnotic state where space, perspective and time have no consequence. Where everything is different and everything is possible. You should feel and see what I feel and see, when music transports me into another world.
Producer & Choreograph
Mike Schäfer. Director/Choreographer of "Dialectic Diary". Dancer and Visual Artist. Chairman of 84TIL Centre for Urban Dance and Art. CEO of StillinMotion (VFX, Film and CGI Studio). Two times Winner of East Germany Championship. Best Show at East Germany Championship. Winner internat. Soul-Expression and counting.
I create pictures for about 28 years via two different kinds of creation. On the one hand I create visuals as visual artist, filmmaker and CEO of „StillinMotion GmbH“ (Agency for visuals) for famous brands like Disney, Mercedes, Panasonic and Glashütte Original. On the other hand I create pictures as second time winner of East-Germany championship in the form of movements, shows or dance movies as urban abstract dancer, choreograph and chairman of the center for urban culture (dance, art & music) called „84´TIL“ for famous institutions like HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts.
For more www.schaefer-mike.de
INTernational NOMINATIONS & AWARDS
An urban experimental performing art shortmovie by Mike Schäfer with dancers from „84TIL - centre for urban arts“ and the third time winner of national championship „TheSaxonz“ honored by 17 nominations and 4 awards in 11 countries.
Dance on Screen (Austria)
Open Your Mind (England)
San Francisco Dance Film Festival (USA)
Mexico City Videodance Filmfestival (Mexico)
PUFF Film Festival Hong Kong (China)
Bengaluru int. Short Film Festival (Indien)
Neisse Filmfestival (Germany)
Seyr Film Festival (Iran)
Sochi Film Festival (Russia)
Festival of Cinema New York (USA)
Experimental Film Festival (Spain)
Inferenze Short Film Festival (Italy)
Consonance Film Festival (USA)
Psychedelic Film- and Music Festival (USA)
Around International Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
Promofest Film Festival (Spain)
Venice Audio Visual Show Festival (Italy)
„Best Editing“ at Consonance Film Festival (USA)
„Audience Award“ at Consonance Film Festival (USA)
„Special Jury Mention“ at Short of the Year (Spain)
„2nd place“ at Open Your Mind (England)
Producer . Screenplay . Direction . DoP . Cut . Postproduction . VFX . 2D Animation .
3D Animation . Costume Design . Sound Design . Copywriting . Choreography . Concept . Finance
by Mike Schäfer
Performers / Dancers:
Alexander Miller (TheSaxonz/84TIL)
Mike Schäfer (SDK/84TIL)
Voices (famous in german theater and television):