Others

Dmitri Barcomi

at Loading Dock

January 16 - 18 @ 7:30pm

Gay violinist Paul Korner is being blackmailed. Taking an unusual path, he seeks to escape tragedy in this movement based adaptation of the first gay rights movie ever made, a 1919 silent film from Weimar Berlin.

Dmitri Barcomi (Creator, Director) 

Aimée Niemann (Violin) 

Seth Majnoon (Choreographer) 

“Others” is a movement-based interdisciplinary interpretation of Weimar era German silent film “Different from the Others.” Released in 1919, it was the first gay rights movie ever made and tells the story of a talented gay violinist who is blackmailed by an extortionist, featuring vignettes of gay life in Weimar Berlin. “Others” adapts this film to the medium of live performance, with an interdisciplinary twist. Integrating interactive intertitles (title cards present in silent films) and a musical score including live violin music accompanies the movement based silent story.

The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and producers Charles and Candace Wait.

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