Fabian Barba

was born in Quito in 1982, where he studied literature, dance and theater, and worked as a professional performer. In 2004 he went to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. After finishing his studies, he became a founding member of Busy Rocks, a collective based on artistic affinities that functions as an inspirational platform for a constant and durational work sharing. In the frame of Busy Rocks he has participated in the creation of Dominos and Butterflies, A Mary Wigman Dance Evening, Studium and A personal yet collective history. Besides the work with Busy Rocks Fabian participated as a dancer in the creation of You’ve changed by Zoo/Thomas Hauert and Danza Permanente by choreographer DD Dorvillier.


Miriam Dreysse

ist Professorin für Theaterwissenschaft und Dramaturgie für Performance und Theatertext am Studiengang Szenisches Schreiben an der Universität der Künste, Berlin. Sie hat am Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft in Gießen studiert und dort von 1997 bis 2007 als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin gearbeitet. Promotion über die Theaterarbeit Einar Schleefs; Schwerpunkte in Lehre und Forschung: zeitgenössisches Theater und Performance, Gender Studies. Publikationen (Auswahl): Experten des Alltags. Das Theater von Rimini Protokoll. Berlin: Alexander Verlag 2007; „Heterosexualität und Repräsentation. Markierungen der Geschlechterverhältnisse bei René Pollesch“, in: Gaby Pailer, Franziska Schößler (Hg.): Geschlechter Spiel Räume: Dramatik, Theater, Performance und Gender, Berlin 2010, S. 357-370; „How to knit ones own private political body: Modelle gemeinschaftlichen Arbeitens in der Performancekunst“, in: Kati Röttger (Hrsg.), Welt – Bild – Theater. Tübingen 2010, S. 193-208; „Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen: Inszenierungen von Familie im Gegenwartstheater“, in: Gerald Siegmund, Petra Bolte-Picker (Hrsg.), Subjekt : Theater. Beiträge zur analytischen Theatralität, Frankfurt: Peter Lang 2011, S. 137-154; „’Was tue ich hier eigentlich?’ Eigenverantwortung im zeitgenössischen Theater“, in: Jens Roselt, Christel Weiler (Hrsg.), Schauspielen heute. Die Bildung des Menschen in den performativen Künsten, Bielefeld: transcript 2011, S. 125-136.

 

FINGERSIX

is a network of practicing dance artists, who are active in the art field with creations and teaching via collective as well as independent projects. Their work has been produced and performed in Europe, Asia and South America.
F6 has been developing a way of co-teaching workshops, in relation to their artistic practice. They were artists in residence at K3 / Kampnagel in 2009 and 2010, and taught a series of workshops on compositional and dramaturgical strategies in Athens in 2010.
Dani Brown: born in USA, based in Hamburg, where Kampnagel has produced her work since 2007. She is as well a collaborator with the collective Sweet & Tender.
Sofia Mavragani : born and based in Athens/Greece, she works as a choreographer and teaches composition and improvisation technique in Athens.
Alessio Castellacci: born in Italy, based in Berlin, works internationally as performer, voice & movement teacher and sound composer for theatre.
Melina Seldes : born and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is director of LEM, a space for dance education and production in Buenos Aires.
Marta Navaridas: born in Spain, based in Graz/Austria. Choreographer and performer, she is part of the collective Unicorn with Alexander Deutinger. www.fingersix.com

 

Frédéric Gies

born in France in 1973, lives and works in Berlin. After studying ballet and contemporary dance, he worked with various French choreographers, before moving to Berlin in 2004. He is co-initiator of the collective Praticable and of the Living Room Festival. He creates his pieces alone or in collaboration with other artists (Jefta van Dinther, DD Dorvillier, Alice Chauchat, Frédéric de Carlo, Manuel Pelmus, Bruno Pocheron, Isabelle Schad and Odile Seitz). He also keeps on dancing in pieces of other choreographers (Jefta van Dinther, Antonja Livingstone, Petra Sabisch, Isabelle Schad). Deep researches in the field of somatic practices constitute the soil of his most recent work, which seeks for the emergence of the political within choreography. He is regularly invited as a guest teacher in different contexts such as DOCH (Stockholm), HZT (Berlin), SNDO (Amsterdam). Further information: www.praticable.info

 

Nicole Hartmann

studierte in den Niederlanden am EDDC Tanz und Choreografie und lebt seit 1994 als freischaffende Performerin/Choreografin in Berlin. Sie ist  Tanztherapeutin i.A. (BTD) und unterrichtet Aikido und Performance Kunst sowohl für Erwachsene als auch für Kinder, u.a. an der Jugendkunstschule Neukölln, im Aikidodojo Michel. Nach dem Studium der  Performance Studies  an der Universität Hamburg arbeitet sie seit 2009 wieder in Berlin. Als Tanztherapeutin ist sie zudem in einer psychosomatischen Reha Klinik in Waren (Müritz) beschäftigt. Ihr Arbeitsschwerpunkt liegt in der Verbindung der Kampfkünste mit Performance Kunst und Therapie.

 

Hanna Hegenscheidt

lives and works in Berlin as a choreographer, teacher and performer since 2005. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst (CMA) and a certified teacher of Klein Technique ™ and studied with Susan Klein and Barbara Mahler in New York for many years. Since 1998 she teaches movement education and dance in New York and Germany (Susan Klein School of Dance and Movement Studies, Trisha Brown Studio, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Meg Stuart, HZT Berlin, Studio LaborGras, Tanzfabrik, among others). Her own choreographic work has been presented at the Tanztage Berlin, Sophiensaele Berlin, Kampnagelfabrik Hamburg, fabrik Postdam, Villa Warsaw, DTW and WET in New York and others. Since 2011 she has her own studio, studio 142, at the Kunstquartier Bethanien in Kreuzberg, where she teaches daily classes. www.hannahegenscheidt.de

www.kleintechnique.com

 

Ulrike Hentschel

ist Professorin für Theaterpädagogik an der UDK Berlin, promovierte mit der Schrift "Theaterspielen als ästhetische Bildung" (Schibri-Verlag, 3. Auflage),  und ist u.a. als Mentorin an der UDK, Redaktionsmitglied der “Korrespondenzen - Zeitschrift für Theaterpädagogik” und Jury-Mitglied für des Siemens Art Programms gewesen. Ulrike Hentschel und Karen Kipphoff haben an der UDK Berlin häufig zusammengearbeitet, u.a. das Projekt Beckett Abend zum Thema Absurdes Theater veranstaltet.

 

Janez Janša

Geboren als Emil Hrvatin (1964 in Rijeka, Kroatien) studierte Janez Janša Soziologie und Theaterregie an der Universität in Ljubljana sowie Performance-Theorie in Antwerpen. Im August 2007 nahm Hrvatin gemeinsam mit den Performancekünstlern Davide Grassi und Ziga Kariz offiziell den Namen des ehemaligen slowenischern Ministerpräsidenten Janez Jan?a an. Seine interdisziplinären Performances sind inzwischen auf vielen nationalen und internationalen Festivals gezeigt worden u.a. We are all Marlene Dietrich (2006), The More of us there are, faster we will reach our goal (with Jansa and Jansa, 2010). Er kuratierte mehrere Workshops in ganz Europa und veröffentlichte zahlreiche Essays zum zeitgenössischen Theater und zur Kunst, einschließlich eines Buches über den flämischen Künstler und Theatermacher Jan Fabre. Er ist Initiator der Organisation P.E.A.C.E.: Peacekeepers' entertainment, art and cultural exchange und leitet seit 1999 die in Ljubljana herausgegebene progressive Zeitschrift MASKA.

 

Karen Kipphoff

Als Puppenbauer- und spielerin, Requisiteurin, Künstlerin und Theaterpädagogin ist Karen Kipphoff an vielen Bühnen tätig gewesen, u.a. auf der Straße, in freien Gruppen, den Hamburger Kammerspielen, TAT Frankfurt, der Schaubühne Berlin. Karen Kipphoff ist viel in Norwegen wo sie bis 2011 Professorin an der Kunsthochschule Bergen war.  Davor leitete Karen den Bereich Spiel und Bühne der HDK Berlin. Nach Aufenthalten in Rumänien, Russland und Kanada entstanden Public Spaces/ Public Bodies sowie Private Spaces/Private Bodies - Serien von Fotos, Performances, Videos und Medieninstallationen. 2007 kam Floating Characters, ein Stück mit Gliederpuppen und Schauspielern nach A.Vvedenkijs Gespräch über die Erinnerung von Ereignissen. Karen Kipphoff arbeitet 2012 mit 4 anderen Künstlern an der Reality Show mit Stationen in Bergen, Edinburgh, Warschau und Bukarest. Außerdem startet 2012 das PAB - Performance Art Bergen Netzwerk, welches aus Akt B und dem Never or Now Festival hervorgegangen ist. Zum Festival sowie zum Projekt Panoramic Interchange mit den Kunsthochschulen Reykjavik, Vilnius, Stockholm und Bergen erscheinen im Frühjahr 2012 Publikationen.

 

Bojana Kunst

is a philosopher and performance theoretician, dramaturge and teacher. She works as guest professor at the University of Hamburg (Performance Studies Hamburg).  Main areas of research: performance theory, contemporary choreography, political theory, dramaturgy, philosophy of art. Her essays are appearing in numerous international journals and publications and she is teaching and lecturing extensively in Europe. She is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Maska, Amfiteater, and Performance Research. She published four books, among them Impossible Body (Ljubljana 1999), Dangerous Connections: Body, Philosophy and Relation to the Artificial (Ljubljana, 2004), Processes of Work and Collaboration in Contemporary Performance, Maska / Amfiteater, Ljubljana 2010 (ed. Bojana Kunst).   


Martin Nachbar

Berlin, is performer and choreographer. He also writes and publishes about his practices. He trained at the SNDO, Amsterdam, in New York and, for one semester, at PARTS, Brussels. In 2010 he received a master’s degree at the AMCh. Nachbar collaborated in different functions with artists of different fields: Thomas Plischke, Vera Mantero, Les Ballets C. de la B., Meg Stuart, Thomas Lehmen, Jochen Roller, Martine Pisani a.o. Among his pieces are „Urheben Aufheben“, which includes a reconstruction of Dore Hoyer’s „Affectos Humanos“, „Repeater – Dance Piece with Father“, in which Nachbar invited his non-dancer father to dance with him, and „Incidental Journey“, a series of performances that took to the streets to investigate events traumatic to various cities. He teaches choreography, contact improvisation and, together with his colleague Jeroen Peeters, physical dramaturgy. His pieces tour internationally.

 

Cristina Navarro

(1982, ES) studied Art History at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and at the Freie Universität in Berlin. She got her teaching certificate in 2007 from the UC Madrid. She ran the gallery Invaliden1 (www.invaliden1.com) during her following MA in Science and Technology of Art at the Technische Universität Berlin. She managed and co-curated several art projects and publications in the past years. As a freelance-curator she initiates and leads several independent projects, such as the series of video-exhibitions „SVA // Screenings of Video Art“ (2010) and the group shows „A Cartogaphy of Myth“ (2010) and the current „The Secret Cabinet“ (www.thesecretcabinet.com). From January 2011 she is working as researcher for contents and concept development at the architecture office for exhibition design Duncan McCauley (www.duncanmccauley.com), where she deals with spatial displays of exhibitions in museum.

 

Christian Orth

geb. 1967, Lehrer für TaiChi. Übt sich seit über 34 Jahren in asiatischen Kampfkünsten. Er studierte in Berlin Physik und absolvierte eine Ausbildung in Traditioneller Chinesischer Medizin, TaiChi und QiGong direkt bei einem chinesischen Arzt. Christian unterrichtet seit 1997, ist Lehrer der Welt TaiChiChuan Organisation WTBA (TaiChi, Bagua, QiGong) und leitete mehrere Projekte zum Thema Körperarbeit und Gewaltprävention an Berliner Schulen und Kitas. In seiner eigenen Schule legt er heute den Schwerpunkt auf die gesundheitlichen Aspekte dieser inneren Kampfkünste; auf die Entspannung der Muskulatur und Gelenke und der Aktivierung der Lebenskraft Qi. www.taichiwelt.de

 

Zoja Smutny

has recently completed her Master’s in Solo/Dance/Authorship at the HZT Berlin. She now spends her time making work and teaching between Berlin, Montreal, and Mexico. Zoja’s live and video work has been shown in international festivals in both Europe and Canada. Most recently she directed a Bravo fact dance video with Guntar Kravis, entitled “Between Time”, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2011. Their previous video “Hop Scotch” was presented in cultural Olympiad in the Vancouver winter Olympics 2010. Zoja’s new solo work “this I LOVE YOU thing” recently premiered in Berlin at UFERSTUDIOS, and will be shown in Tel-Aviv this coming May. When Zoja is not making work she spends her time teaching Vinyasa Yoga and compositions in dance. Zoja was awarded a Harold Award in Toronto (2009).

 

Marlon Barrios Solano

(Venezuela/USA) works as an independent movement/new media artist, researcher, on-line producer, vlogger, consultant, educator, curator and  professional nomad. He holds an MFA in Dance and Technology 2004 (real-time digital technology, performance of improvisation and embodied cognition) from The Ohio State University, USA. As a professional dancer in New York City, he performed nationally and internationally with Susan Marshal and Dancers (1997-2000), Lynn Shapiro Dance Company (1995-1998), and with the choreographers Merian Soto, Dean Moos, Bill Young, among others. He also performed with the musicians John Zorn, Philip Glass and Eric Friedlander. Under Unstablelandscape (2003-07), he performed and researched improvisational performances within digital real-time environments performing in the US and Europe. With a hybrid background in movement and new media arts, organizational development, and cognitive science, he researches and create platforms for the development of open and sustainable models of knowledge production and distribution among trans-local artistic communities communities and organizational contexts. He is the creator/producer/curator of dance-techTV, a collaborative internet video channel dedicated to innovation and experimental performing arts and its social network dance-tech.net. His research is focused on on-line/off-line collaborative technologies/methods; social media and hyper-media publishing for artists and cultural managers; networked/collaborative creativity and interactive tools for knowledge production, generation  and distribution; Open Space technologies and facilitation of interactive learning platforms for collaboration and innovation; emergent dramaturgies and creative models in relation with networked technologies and methodologies.

Marlon is a research associate  at DanceDigital and  a researcher in residency at CARD Centre for Applied Research in Dance at the University of Bedforshire (UK) and ICKAmsterdam (Holland). He is a guest lecturer for the Masters on Performance Practices and Visual Culture for the Universidad de Alcala (Spain) and HZT Berlin for 2012. Info: http://www.dance-tech.net/profile/network_producer

 

Meg Stuart

(U.S.A.)is a choreographer and dancer living and working in Brussels and Berlin.  In 1991 her first full length  piece, Disfigure Study, launched her choreographic career in Europe. Stuart founded her company Damaged Goods in 1994 and made Brussels her artistic home. She collaborated with many artists, including Philipp Gehmacher, Ann Hamilton, Gary Hill, Benoît Lachambre, Tim Etchells,  Hahn Rowe and Brendan Doughtery. Residencies in Schauspielhaus Zürich and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin) led to collaborations with theatre directors Stefan Pucher, Christoph Marthaler and Frank Castorf. Stuart has created more than twenty productions, ranging from solos to large-scale choreographies and including site-specific creations and installations. She has initiated and taken part in several improvisation projects including  Crash landing  (1996 -1999) and Auf den Tisch ( 2005- 2011) Her work has travelled a wide international theatre circuit and has also been presented at Documenta X (1997)  Manifesta7 (2008) and Performa (2009) In 2008 Meg Stuart received a Bessie award for her body of work,  and a Flemish culture award  for the category of performing arts.

 

Elke van Campenhout

is a free lance dramaturg and researcher. Previously she worked on artistic research projects in Nadine Brussels, PAF (Performing Arts Forum) Reims, TQW (Tanzquartier Wien), Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Gasthuis Amsterdam and many others. Elke van Campenhout is in charge of the artistic and pedagogical profile and functioning of a.pt (advanced performance training): www.apass.be/apt

 

Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)

examines the norms that define dance and the live arts. By appearing in different frameworks that reveal the action of the body, or by adapting to them, they provoke the conditions for a new reflection on the different methods of representation, production and interpretation of performance.

Their pieces have been presented at the Project Arts Centre Dublin (Ireland), the Tate Modern London and the Institute of Contemporary Arts London (United Kingdom), the Kunsthalle Basel (Switzerland), the VI Cali performance Festival (Colombia), the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (Poland), the Kunsthaus Graz-Museum Joanneum (Austria), the Berlin Biennale for contemporary art 2008 and 2010 (Germany), the Nam June Paik Art Center Seoul (Korea), White Box New York (USA) among other places… Annie Vigier was born in 1965 and Franck Apertet in 1966. They live and work in Paris.