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DAVE_short movie


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Artistic direction and choreography: Roberta Pisu

Music: Arcis Saxophon Quartett

Dancers: David Cahier, Guido Badalamenti

Costume: Roberta Pisu

Sound design: Jure Knez

Camera: Claus Hierluksch 

Video: Jure Knez



Dave is a short film paying homage to jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck on the 10th anniversary of his death in 2022.


In an interview, Dave talked about writing his piece "Point on Jazz" on a train, gazing through the window pane at nature passing by and observing the outside world as if it were completely detached from his own world... very much like what we also experienced during the pandemic when we were forced to stay at home with our loved ones for very long periods leaving us feeling stuck in a limbo. The world outside and the world within one’s own four walls suddenly seemed more separate than usual.


"Dave" is a surrealistic depiction of a couple in their own ecosystem.

Their reality is based on a repetitive routine that makes perfect sense to themselves. The sense of time is changed, each feeling towards the other is strengthened. The sound of their words returns like a boomerang, amplified even as reverberations from these walls; sometimes everything seems too narrow, sometimes time seems endless in their eyes.

Their imaginations and dreams stretch well beyond these walls, but they are always aware that they would not be able to breathe the air outside their little oasis.

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