Deaf Hip-Hop World Dance Champion Takes Beethoven to the Streets

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REKORDER celebrates Beethoven's fight against deafness for Play On! Play Against the Odds campaign
Deaf Hip-Hop World Dance Champion Takes Beethoven to the Streets

Did you know that Ludwig van Beethoven was deaf when he wrote most of his masterpieces? He didn’t allow his disability to silence him.

As part of its PLAY ON! PLAY, AGAINST ALL ODDS campaign REKORDER produced an extraordinary music video featuring deaf hip-hop dance champion Kassandra Wedel performing to the iconic recording of Beethoven’s fifth symphony (1st movement) made by Herbert von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Produced to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the video highlights the composer’s incredible genius and the relevance of his life’s message for society today.

Check out the dedicated pages to learn more about this special project: here and here


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Directed by Nehemias Colindres

Dancer: Kassandra Wedel

Produced by Rekorder GmbH

CEO: Werner Klemm

Producer: Alexis Delanoue, Nina Klein, Adria Paituvi

DOP: Benedikt Hugendubel

Dance Instructor: Ichi Go

Post Producer: Victor del Castillo, Consuelo Guijarro

Edit: Soren Schneider/Farid Martin @Rekorder

Grading: Benedikt Hugendubel @Rekorder

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic

Genres: Choreography

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

REKORDER, 3 months ago