• © Jubal Battisti

  • © Jubal Battisti

  • © Jubal Battisti

  • © Jubal Battisti

Theaterfilm-Festival: »How to get rid of a body. A video tutorial series«

50’, no language/engl. 

DE, 2021


Using synthetic moss, zebra patterns, green screens and magic tricks, choreographer and performer Léonard Engel relentlessly attempts to leave his own body behind in a series of short films. Taking his cue from YouTube tutorials, animal documentaries or meditation videos, he twists, chops, multiplies limbs and images, oscillating between hidden creature, hunting figure and morphing monster. An alienation through visual tricks doomed to fail, exposing a body that reminds us of its material existence and its own mortality.


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Past Dates
  • Jun 18, 2022

by and with

Léonard Engel

Camera & Color Editing

Jubal Battisti

Camera Assistence & Editing

Harumi Terayama

Produktion Management

Miria Wurm

Dramturgical Support

Isa Köhler


Korhan Erel

Costume Design

Patricia Schon


Fabienne Swerling

Graphic Design

Susanne Seiferth

A production by Léonard Engel in cooperation with HochX – Theater und Live Art München e.V. Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste, financed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM). With the kind support of the Nuremberg Forestry Service of the Bavarian State Forestry.