Visionär & FeldKino Go TanzTangente #1

August 6, 2020 @TanzTangente 20:45

Butterflies in Berlin

By Monica Manganelli | Italy, Germany | 2019, 30'

Alex moves to Berlin in 1932 during the Weimar Republic period. Looking for his place in the world and his sexual identity, he becomes the first out-of-surgery transsexual in History. That happens unfortunately during the National-Socialism rise, a social disruption that turned the capital of sexual freedom in the most repressed country of all times.


Born in Parma (ltaly) in 1977, studied Architecture at the Institute of Art (Bachelor in Architecture). In 2002 she graduated from the Parma University with an Academic Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage (History of Art and Architecture’s Specialization). She followed an additional year specializing with a Postgraduate Academic Degree in “Theater’s Set Design” and a Master in Cad Design e Computer Graphics in Reggio Emilia (2002-2003). In this period she began to work as Set Designer Collaborator and Concept-Visual Artist for many productions since 2001 to 2011 in the Lyric Opera House in Italy and Europe among: Rigoletto, Theatre Marijnski, St. Petersburg, L ‘Impresario delle Smirne, Theatre Stabile Turin, Samson et Dalila, Theatre Comunale Bologna, Opera Royal de Wallonie, Fahrenheit 451, Director Luca Ronconi; Ercole sul Termodonte, Agrippina, Theatre La Fenice Venice. Monica collaborated with the Director Davide Livermore for the preparation of Scenic and visual/Set design of following works : Billy Budd (Season 2004-05), Aci Galatea e Polifemo (Season 2008-09), ldomeneo (Season 2010-11), l Vespri Siciliani (Season 2011-12 ), productions by Theatre Regio Turin.


by Savio Debernardis | Germany | 2019, 26’

Since moving to the Circus Stramm, Apollo’s days are overshadowed by loneliness, while the nights are colorful scenes of shows populated by beautiful women, despotic men and strange figures. His mother Francesca is too busy dancing in the shows and trying to integrate into the Circus troupe where Apollo doesn’t feel welcomed. To escape the brutality of his life, he builds his own image of the world helped by his friend Artemisia. They create new narratives of reality through the games they play – until a violent event brings Apollo abruptly back to the toughness of his life.

Savio Debernardis is a film director and multimedia artist currently living and working in Berlin. His work spans essay, video-art, performance & film, and has been shown in institutions and festivals in Europe and North America. He holds degrees in Art History and Archeology from the University of Sorbonne Paris-IV, in Fine Art at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC) and continues in studies in film direction at the Konrad Wolf University of film in Babelsberg.