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Presentation of project Telos: A core feature of the human condition is our almost unsatisfiable search for purpose. We will go to great lengths: trek the highest mountains, strip ourselves of all comforts, love unconditionally and hopelessly, even search in the darkest depths of our minds… all in an attempt to find the reason for being. To find our Telos. With the project TELOS we aim to build a Digital Myth by creating an immersive experience that mixes contemporary dance with digital technology.

Set in a 360 viewing space, the audience is immersed in a world in which an AGI is searching for a new purpose after the extinction of humankind. Mimicking its creator, the AGI builds a holographic body within a glass pyramid from which to explore and manifest a new reason for being.

It is the aim of this work to dissolve the border between the digital and physical realm by immersing the audience in a mixed reality experience without the use of an apparatus. We do so by applying holographic projections that are principally defined by blurring the line between real and not real. This dissolution allows us to create an impactful encounter between the audience and a digital, bodily reflection on the human condition.We wish to explore, test and evaluate how our different tools of expression can be connected in new and innovative ways by bringing together our artistic specialisms within choreography, dance and cinema in a new and unexplored medium

Dorotea Saykaly is the inaugural recipient of the Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award. Most recently she has created a new work for the Canadian dance company Ballet BC entitled ’RELIC’ (May 2022) and ’SUNKEN’  for the Territorio V edition in Portugal (July 2022).Originally from Montreal, Canada, Dorotea has danced with the iconic Compagnie Marie Chouinard – performing lead roles such as ’Prélude à l’Après Midi d’un Faune’ – as well as with the internationally acclaimed Goteborg Danskompani – where she has worked with renowned choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet, Alan Lucien Øyen, Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal.

Her first solo ’UNraveling’ was awarded at the Warsaw Zawirowania Competition in 2016. Since then she has created stage works such as; ’Rosy Retrospection’ (2018) for SkanesDansteater as the Inaugural choreographer for the 3D National Collaboration; ’DOUBLE BLINDED’ (2019) for the 3D festival at the Goteborg Danskompani; and her second solo, ’SHE’ (2019) which premiered at Festival Quartier Danse at Place des Arts in Montreal. Dorotea’s work moves fluidly from the stage to film to visual arts. She has collaborated choreographically with the Swedish photographer duo Cooper & Gorfer on their international Fotografiska Museum exhibit ’UTOPIA’. She has co-created, choreographed and performed in the awarded screendance short films ’PAINTED’ (2012) and ’Brief Candle’ (2013) both featured in film festivals internationally.Her most recent film ’SHE’ (2021), a collaboration with Emil Dam Seidel, has been awarded Best Experimental film with SIFF, Honourable Mentions with Around Film Festival Barcelona and just had its North American premier at the Fotografiska Museum NYC in April 2022.

Emil Dam Seidel is an award winning film director. Most recently he wrote and directed the short interactive web series ‘Courage to Act’, for which he received the Silver Screen Young Director Award in Cannes in 2022 and won the silver award for best campaign at the True Award 2022. The year before he directed and produced the acclaimed dance film ‘SHE’, which had its international premiere at the Fotografiska Museum in New York City in 2022, was awarded Best Experimental Film at the Swedish International Film Festival 2022, won the 2nd Prize at the Screen Dance Festival 2022, was awarded Best Choreography for Film at the Dance on Screen Film Festival 2022, received the Honorable Mention for Best Experimental Film at the Around International Film Festival Barcelona 2022 and has been selected for more than 20 film festivals across the globe.
Before starting his own career as a director, Emil assisted director Thomas Vinterberg on the academy award winning film ‘Another Round’ and the academy award winning director Susanne Bier on the film ‘A Second Chance’.

Said about their work:

From the jury statement of Dance on Screen Film Festival 2022: “The choreography has a strong sense of ‘today‘. It conveys doubt powerfully, displacing the audience through contradictions, doubling up of words, of meanings, and of movements.”

From the jury statement of Screen Dance Festival 2022: “It draws us into a disturbing and yet intriguing dimension, where fragile minimalism is saturated with enigmatic expressiveness and where movement in its slightest nuances plays a major role. It is a glimpse into the fragility of the human state in the observant eye of the future.”