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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 that pays tribute to jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck on the 10th anniversary of his death in 2022.


In an interview, Dave recounted that he wrote his piece "Point on Jazz" on a train, looking through the window glass at the passing nature and observing the outside world as if he were completely detached from his world...very similar to what we also experienced during the pandemic, when we were forced to stay at home with our loved ones for very long periods, feeling stuck in limbo. The world outside and the world inside one's own four walls suddenly seemed more separate than usual.


"Dave" is a surreal 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 changes, each feeling toward the other is strengthened. The sound of their words returns like a boomerang, amplified even as reverberation from these walls; sometimes everything seems too narrow, sometimes time seems endless in their eyes.

Their imaginations and dreams extend far 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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