SHOVE is a metaphorical dance film that reflects a reality: the 25 million unsafe abortions that occur each year worldwide.

Retaking taboos, stigmas and moral barriers, the video shows its protagonist -Estefi Spark – in a post-traumatic state performing monstrous movements and dancing on the streets of Berlin.

The recent failure of the Argentine Senate to pass a bill ensuring the right to safe and legal abortions for all women in the country and her personal experience after having lived 8 years there, caused her to shout about the issue and shove it into the public eye.

The film goes together with the proclamation of female ownership of the body that Pringle and Spark have been making since they met 8 years ago, in Argentina, when together with Mailén Cisneros, founded the performance group F.L.O.W. ALTAS WACHAS. Both wachas now based in Berlin, bring this movement to Berlin and present their work with SHOVE, a Pro-Choice Campaign.

Lauren Jayne Pringle is director, producer, performer and movement coach based in Berlin and London. She has worked on global campaigns with Boiler Room, Conde Naste and SomeSuch and on several independent projects with acclaimed filmmakers from around the world.

Estefi Spark is one of the founders of FAW DANCE SCHOOL and a strong influencer, promoting the liberation and the own control of the female body. Professional dancer, art director, one half of Faauna musical duo and stylist, Spark is an activist of the “pro-choice” movement together with F.L.O.W. ALTAS WACHAS.

Hosted by the wonderful Amy Cooper
8.00 pm – Welcoming
9:00 pm – Short presentation and short panel talk to do an overview of the topic.
9.15 pm – Film Premiere Screening
9:30 pm – Q&A with Director, Dancer, Producer + House Of Girls
9:45 pm – Stella Zekri on the beats!

Director/Producer: Lauren Jayne
Dancer: Estefi Spark
Male Actor: Cristian Del Negro
DOP: Adriana Berroterán
Assistant Director: Jhiliem Miller
Assistant Producer: Vir Hernandez
Production Assistant: Manouk Van Kuyk
Production Assistant: Cristian Del Negro
Gaffer: @joran ost
1st AC: Pepe Ramirez Naval
1st AC: Manuela Aguilar
Art: Marcel Schoen + Estefi Spark
Make-up: Guadalupe Ron + Estefi Spark
Editor: Jhiliem Miller + Agustin Farias
Colour: Dan Moran
Photographer: Agustin Farias
Press Campaign Officer: Vir Hernandez
Sound Design: Josh Grey-Jung
Additional Music Production: Brooks Fred
Song Title: Poser – WHITE TALLS
Graphic Design: Cecilia Serafini
Research: Patricia Zegarra

Musicalisado by:

Stella Zekri