In 2022 Berlin, we enter the world of Grupo Oito, a contemporary dance collective that creates their performances in public spaces beside theatres using the unique movement language. The Get Physical Process is understanding through the body, living the present experience, and building a cultural movement within the city. The audience will embark on an immersive journey into the collective’s practice, witnessing their powerful articulation of important political topics through the body. The film touches upon significant social and political issues of our present society. It revolves around the challenges faced by each character as they navigate various political issues during the creation processes of performances including white fragility, racism, decolonial practices, gender equality, and motherhood.
The story unfolds on stages where performances take place, in rehearsal spaces, and within an imaginary world, creating a rich and dynamic setting for the narrative. The film blends the boundaries of documentary filmmaking with artistic expression and embodied experiences. The unique and compelling aspects of the “Get Physical”, lay in witnessing the transformative power of the Get Physical Process, a dance practice and movement, observing the constant repetition, resilience, and development of conflicts within the collective.
The intended emotional impact on the audience is a gradual immersion, leading to a sensorial experience that transcends verbal explanations. The film aims to evoke a feeling of movement, transformation, and a call to action – to connect with one’s own body sensations and to get physical. The film invites each person on the journey to feel more active, challenged, and connected with transformative practices. It encourages the audience to put their motivations into action and engage with their bodies in meaningful ways to face social issues.
This project is part of DOK Preview Germany.