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Recording: 2022-01-20 , DOCK 11 (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Tomer Zirkilevich Company



Production Details / Press Releases

SWAN is a live film on stage, a modern fairytale for adults, about beginnings and endings.

Every legend begins with an event that may or may not have happened….
On stage, the character spreads his wings, lets the body speak and the thoughts flow. A journey into the soul begins. A recollection of memories, dreams, and echoes of stories once heard. In a roller coaster ride of colors, feelings and moods, the audience experiences the ups and downs of life and what unfolds is a fantastic solo piece about identity and self-realization. Bringing together dance, theater and film, this mythical coming-of-age narrative evolves through the struggles of pursuing one’s dreams. Nothing is ever done, everything is always transforming, an unending process of becoming and being whole.


TFB Nr. 1608

Cast & Credits

Artistic director, Choreography & Script: Tomer Zirkilevich
Co-creator & Dancer: Lou Thabart
Video artist & Sound design: Juan Enrique Villarreal
Animator: Inbal Ruso Zirkilevich
Media artist: Stephania Castan
Stage & Costume design: Anna Mirkin
ScreenStage Advisor: Sharon Reshef Armony
Dramaturgy Advisor: Christina Lowe
Voice Over Actors: Lola Pilnik, Gabriel Lawton
Director Assistant & Production manager: Edegar Starke
Production accountant: Natascha Tertre
Production Assistant: Evelin Uus
Special thanks to: Ricci Genaro, Rain Rose and the BSC, Yana Bukler, Amr Karkout, Tanz im Austausch, Tanzwerk Leipzig, Jorge Armando, Nevo Moshkovits

A production by Tomer Zirkilevich Company in co-production with LOFFT – DAS THEATER and with DOCK ART Berlin, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Hier=Jetzt 2021 München, PAUL Studios Berlin und dem Leipziger Ballett.
Funded by die Stadt Leipzig – Kulturamt und die Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.
This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the of the budget passed by the Sachsen state parliament.


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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