A Myriad Mind – Marie Zechiel



a dance film about our minds and its pluralistic personas

Berlin-based performer and movement director Marie Zechiel’s latest visual narration takes us on a journey through our subconsciousness. This gripping one-shot-composition is portraying the momentum of our internal and eternal discussions. It´s about the challenges our minds encounter while negotiating our diverse beliefs.

It is an intriguing and imaginative piece visualising five dancers locked in a space that depicts our innermost self. They are longing for balance in every reoccurring loop exploring our fundamental beliefs. This society of mind is revealed through Marie Zechiel’s sharp yet unifying choreography which highlights the confusion of our minds and also our desire for inner harmony.

„A Myriad Mind“ is a dance film captured in one continous shot, collaboratively realised by Marie Zechiel, director I AM JOHANNES and DoP Lasse Liebelt. The project required a special room without entrance designed and build by Lothar Heinert to realise the original concept. The five dancers plus camera and lighting crew were constantly locked inside demanding a secondary choreography ensuring perfect timings to hide or reveal to make the illusion become reality.


concept & creative direction by MarieZechiel

Mihael Belilov
Maximilian Gärtner
Jaewon Jung
Siri Elmqvist
Susanne Eder

Agency for M. Belilov is Esselle Agency



directed by I AM JOHANNES

choreography by Marie Zechiel

DoP Lasse Liebelt
production by Dina Randriaminahy
AC & focus pulling by Christoph Hövel
music composition by Bill Youngman
editing by metawastee
colorgrading by Manuel Schamberger
styling by Sandra Hemmink
make-up by Aurelia Braga de Matos
set Building by Lothar Heinert, Henning Deertz
painting by Fabrice Scholz
Greta Isabella Conte
Fabiana Erhard
Lena Lenosaurus Krause



Dance Days Chania Video Dance | 2024
Wyoming Dance Film Festival | 2024
DF – Dance Film of the Year | 2024
InShadow – Lisbon Screendance Festival | 2023
Zzere Cinedana Festival | 2023
EIVV Encontre Internacional de Videodansa i Videoperformance | 2023
OneTakeFilmfestival | 2023
Thessaloniki Cinedance International | 2023
Flatlands Dance Film Festival (Semi-Finalist) | 2023
South London Screendance | 2023
Lens Dance Video Dance Festival | 2023
DancaTTack | 2023
Dance.filmmaking | 2023
Quinzena de Dança de Almada | 2023
Queer Mvmnt Fest | 2023
Joinville International Short Film Festival | 2023
International Sceendance Festival of Chile (Finalist) | 2022
Context.Film | 2022
Digital Media Fest Fashion Film | 2022

She makes fun of life, where everything is illusion, bringing chaos, storms and freedom, no longer afraid of living and taking chances. Iconoclast and sophisticated she freed herself from the past, like an old woman masked as an infant. There are pictures without sound that become strong and positively deafening through body astraction. A vertical line that clarifies a thousand questions with no answer about the immaterial side of life. Together they briefly talk, ganz kurz.Marie Zechiel is a concept artist whose main form of expression is movement. that is seamlessly translated into stage, film, photo and performance work. This is the portfolio of Marie Zechiel – Dancer & performer based in Berlin.

As a movement director Marie Zechiel researches, develops and instructs sophisticated movement and body languages for a project aiming to create a suitable and unique physical narrative that raises production quality and authenticity.
In exchange with the director and team she proposes a motion vocabulary and choreography which fits best to the project’s vision, before she develops specific training methods and teaches all necessary skills to the performers (e.g. actors, singers, dancers, models, extras).
Especially on set with the production Marie Zechiel is a valuable motion supervisor to translate last-minute improvements as a movement director. Her skill-set includes underwater movement, cross-gendered movements and chorus work as well as doing choreographies in different dance styles.
Her field of work is specialised in camera productions such as commercials, music videos, photo shootings but also fashion shows and gallery spaces and the movement mentoring for artists. As a Choreographer and Movement Director Marie Zechiel has been involved in many music videos, commercial shoots and fashion shows. Clients include: VOGUECalvin Klein, Longines, Heidi Klum, Rammstein, Herbert Grönemeyer, Mercedes Benz.