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Elefant | Poetry Film

Sabine Panossian

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Elefant | Poetry Film

Sina Seiler

Im Rahmen des Performing Arts Festival 2019

Installation | Exhibition | Video

"Elephant" is an experimental performance film based on the poem of the same name by Sina Seiler. The poetry film visualizes inner spaces that the poem metaphorically expresses with words: a house as a symbol of the self and the different rooms as moods of the unconscious , feelings and thoughts. 


Dancer: Soraya Schulthess (Boris Eifman Ballet Company, St. Petersburg)

Speaker: Alma Leiberg

Screenplay and direction: Sina Seiler

Camera: Sabine Panossian

Music: Katharina Bernstein, Luca Fogagnolo, Alessandro Tomaselli

Sound: Bernd Latzel

Sound design and mixing: Boris Gröber-Schuhmann

Mixing assistant: Jan Brett

Editing: Sina Seiler

Color Grading: Michael Homa

Producers: Kai Bagsik, Sina Seiler

Graphics: Angelica Plag - corporate concepts


Elefant is distributed by the House for Poetry and is shown internationally at festivals and in Goethe Institutes.



Sina Seiler 

completed her film and media studies at the Universities of Karlsruhe (KIT), Eberhardt-Karls-Universität Tübingen and DAMS (Drama, Arts and Music Studies) Bologna, Italy. She worked for several years at the ZKM, Center for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe in the interactive media museum. With the poetry film “Elephant” (2013) she was represented at many international literature and film festivals, as well as the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2014. In the 2017/18 season she took part in the project “Gala Global” directed by the theater collective Turbo Pascal at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. She is currently developing the script for her debut feature-length film and is looking for financing with her producer.

Soraya Schulthess

is a professional ballet dancer, she attended the Berlin Ballet School before completing her training at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg (Russia). She then completed her training as a master student at the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow. In 2010 she returned to Berlin to work at the Deutsche Oper and in 2013 she was given the opportunity to dance with the Eifman Ballet Company in St. Petersburg in the Chor de Ballet ensemble and to perform as a demi-soloist.

29. Mai 2019

With kindly support of

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Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte

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