Alice Chauchat (DE/FR)
Alice Chauchat lives in Berlin and works as a choreographer, performer, teacher, editor and other activities related to choreography. She created performances in collaboration with a.o. Louise Trueheart, Anne Juren, Frédéric Gies, Alix Eynaudi and performed/collaborated in project by a.o. Jennifer Lacey, Xavier le Roy, Mårten Spångberg. She has been working extensively in collaborative set-ups, developing numerous choreographic projects and platforms for knowledge production and exchange in the performing arts (everybodystoolbox.net, teachback vienna, praticable etc.). In 2010-2012 she worked in the artistic direction for Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, a centre for artistic research in the Parisian suburbs. After completing a master degree in choreography in the Amsterdam Theaterschool with a “group solo” and a publication of dance scores and poems, she is currently preparing a PhD on the practice of relational subjectivities in dance.
© Sarah Blum
Anna Gaïotti (FR)
Performer, choreographer and writer, Anna Gaïotti leads a performance work with/in the body, with/in the writing. Coming from visual arts and fashion design, she comes to dance, through ballet and improvisation. Close to industrial music and improvised music, Anna goes in an erotico grotesque and queer expression dealing and dressing up with silence and noise. She considers the body as the first experimental theater, genderless, to play with multiplicity and challenge words and music.
Otherwise, Anna invests her choreographic and performance research within the outside, going as well the nature as working directly with museum or domestic architectures. She shares by leading intensive workshops.
She graduated from the National Fine Arts School of Paris in 2009. In 2011-13 she joins ESSAIS, Master program in choreography in CNDC of Angers. In 2014, she participates to Danceweb - LongLife Burning program scholarship in Vienna Impulstanz festival. She has been supported by Pépinières Européennes. She co-organizes Indigo Dance festival of PAF Summer University.
She has created Rbel fter m heart (2012), Annus (2013), No Mose Muse But a Dumb Herd (2016, Ménagerie de Verre).
She has performed with various musicians and performers, and she collaborates with the choreographer Mark Tompkins, the film maker and writer Véronique Aubouy, the sculpters Laura Sellies Amélie Giacomini, and the photographer Sarah Blum.
She is part of the music band Vierge noire.
Anna has published Parfois je suis le chevalier parfois je suis le cheval, Échappée Belle edition en 2015.
© Roland Rauschmeier
Anne Juren (AT/FR)
Anne Juren born in Grenoble/ France is a choreographer, dancer and performer based in Vienna. In 2003, she co-founded together with the visual artist Roland Rauschmeier the association Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung in Vienna. Her choreographic works and artistic researches have been extensively presented in international theatres, festivals, and different art spaces and venues. In her work, Juren tries to expand the term choreography in engaging the body in different states of physical, sensorial, corporeal and mental experiences, questioning the boundaries between private and public spheres. Since 2013, Anne Juren is a Feldenkrais® practitioner. She is currently part of the artistic committee for the Master in Choreography at DOCH and doing a PhD at UNIARTS Stockholm University of the Arts.
Antonija Livingstone (DE/CAN)
Livingstone is an independent artist working at the frontiers of dance and performance. Born in Montréal (Canada), and living currently in Berlin.
Her practice is influenced by her early life living in itinerant gold mining camps of British Colombia and the Yukon – an improvisational way of life with her family of geologists in intimate rapport with the natural and material world. Livingstone directs a critically Queer approach to collaborative choreographic work ; together with visual artists, choreographers, strangers, and animal companions. Since her solo work The Part (2004) she commit to create a series of diverse co-authored feminist works, notably Cat Calendar with Antonia Baehr (2005), – a situation for dancing. with Heather Kravas (2007) Culture, Administration & Trembling ( 2009/2014) with Jennifer Lacey, Dominique Pétrin, Stephen Thompson, chihuahuas and snakes, as well as Supernatural ( 2015) with Simone Aughterlony and Hahn Rowe. As a coach she has supported students of DOCH Stockholm, CCN Montpellier, SNDO, and artists Ian Kaler, Dana Michel, Laurie Young amongst many others. As a performer Antonija Livingstone has worked most extensively with Benoit Lachambre, and Meg Stuart Damaged Goods with whom she continues to perform Sketches/Notebook (2014) and collaborate together on the Berlin Supernova ensemble event for Theatre Hebbel am Ufer (2018). Her most recent work on tour is Études Hérétiques (2016 ) co-created with Lisbon based artist Nadia Lauro - a collection of seven studies for ensemble and giant snail. Her work is co-produced by and presented in diverse interdisciplinary contexts such as Festival Transameriques, Montréal, Biennale des Arts Performatifs, Québec,Festival D'Autumn -Menagerie de Verre, Paris, Actorale, Marseille, The Kitchen, American Realness Festival, New York, Fierce Festival UK, Impulstanz Leopold Museum, Vienna, Museum of Art Rio de Janeiro, Arscenic, Lausanne, HAU, Berlin amongst others. Antonija Livingstone is represented by Extrapole Paris.
Was born in Porto and is based in Stockholm.
Works as a performer since 1994 and as choreographer of his own works since 2007.
Holds the MA in Choreography from DOCH (Stockholm) directed by Jefta Van Dinther and Frederic Gies. Finished the Independent Studies Program in Visual Arts at Maumaus – Visual Arts School (Lisbon).
In 2013 received the life Long Burning (Jardin D'Europe) Swedish co-production by CullbergBallet for his project Black Cats Can See In The Dark But Are Not Seen. The work was selected for the [8:tension] series at ImPulsTanz 2014.
Studied among others with Jefta Van Dinther, Jennifer Lacey, Robert Stein, Paz Rojo, Frederic Gies, Lito Walkey, Norberto Llopis Segarra, Sandra Noeh, Alice Chauchat and Juan Dominguez.
Was part of research contexts like Encontros Rumo mediated by Vera Mantero, and AWaRE at Festival Alkantara 2014 mediated by Sofia Dias and Vitor Roriz.
Hamish MacPherson (UK)
Hamish MacPherson is a London based dance/choreography artist who makes workshops, performances, games and other 'choreographic ecosystems' for people to think and be together. Hamish was one third of The Rebel Man Standard and has worked with Adam James, Florence Peake, Eva Recacha, Mehmet Sander, Meg Stuart, Tino Sehgal and Patrick Staff. He did an MRes in Choreography & Performance at Roehampton University and was a 2015 danceWEB scholar.
© Joanna Seitz
© Joanna Seitz
Isabel Lewis (DE/DOM)
Isabel Lewis (1981, Berlin) is an artist of Dominican and American origin who grew up on a suburban island off the coast of southwest Florida. She lived in New York City where she danced for many choreographers and where she has shown her own commissioned works from 2004 onward at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, New Museum, and Movement Research at Judson Church, Dancespace Project at St. Marks Church, and PS 122 among others. Lewis is based in Berlin since 2009. Trained in literary criticism, dance, and philosophy her current work takes the form of hosted “occasions,” a term coined by Lewis, which are celebratory meetings of things, people, music, smells and dances and have been presented by Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Kunsthalle Basel, Frieze London, Liverpool Biennial, the Institute of Contemporary Arts London (ICA), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, Tanz Im August Berlin, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Palais de Tokyo, Ming Contemporary Art Museum Shanghai (McaM), and most recently Tate Modern London . Lewis has created works around such topics as open source technology and dance improvisation, social dances as cultural storage systems (Mountain Grass, Mountain Hare: bodily imprinting and social dances, 2012), collaborative creative formats (Communal EPIC Fiction, 2010), future bodily techniques (BALLISTIC BODY, 2011), and rapping as an embodied speech act (FLOW PLAY: Sensualized Speech and Hip Hop, 2013) that have been presented at Serpentine Galleries, Kampnagel, and Hebbel Am Ufer amongst others.
© Sabina Holzer
Jack Hauser (AT)
was born in 1958 in Horn/Lower Austria. After working as a chemist he studied from 1983 to 1986 electro-acoustic music in Vienna. 1994 foundation member of the performance band Lux Flux. Since 2003 co-operating with Milli Bitterli, and since 2005 numerous joint projects with Sabina Holzer.
Constructs performative interventions and experimental works with various media which since 1999 have been run and attended to as "Wohnung Miryam van Doren" ("Apartment Miryam van Doren"). Exhibited at Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Documenta(13) Kassel, Hidden Museum Fraxern, MachfeldStudio Wien, Museum Essl Klosterneuburg, Fluss NÖ Foto Wolkersdorf, Various Artist Berlin and at Private Places.
In recent years collective, co-operative artistic projects with Daniel Aschwanden, Thomas Ballhausen, David Bergé, David Ender, Karlheinz Essl, Philipp Gehmacher, Satu Herrala, Lisa Hinterreithner, Anne Juren, Krõõt Juurak, Barbara Kraus, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Machfeld, Jeroen Peeters, Markus Schinwald, Oleg Soulimenko, Myriam Van Imschoot, Simon Wachsmuth and others.
Jennifer Lacey (FR/USA)
Jennifer Lacey is from NY, lives in Paris and makes things with dance.
Her choreographic practice is based on interrogative development; producing aesthetic rules, body vocabulary, and behaviors specific to each piece, which are often—but not always—performative. Up until 1999 she showed her work mostly in NY (PS122, the Kitchen, Danspace Project etc.). After 1999 it has mostly been elsewhere (Centre George Pompidou, Impulstanz, Tanzquartier Wein, Montpellier Danse, the Tate Modern, Festival d'Avignon etc., Kyoto Arts Center etc.).
While residing in NYC she had the really good fortune to receive an fantastic education through collaborating with a wide variety of arists such as DD Dorvillier, Jennifer Monson, Yvonne Meier, Ellen Fisher, Eileen Myles and Randy Warshaw. Upon arriving in France the education with continued with Loic Touzé, Lafia Laâbissi, Deborah Hay, Cathrine Contour and Barbara Manzetti. In France Lacey collaborated for 10 years on large scale projects with visual Artist Nadia Lauro, made numerous solos and began to push at the boundries of the stage, seeping into books, exhibitions and fake-theraputic situations. Currently she seems to be more in New York again and is very glad to be continuing a 5 year long collaboration with Wally Cardona with " The Set-up", a multi-year project made in dialogue with dance masters from around the world. Her other current collaborative project Culture, Administration & Trembling, with Antonija Livingstone, Stephen Thompson and Dominique Pétrin is manifesting on a semi regular basis. Her Favorite project these days is using an exhibition as a divining system to discuss personal problems. She is a professor at the École de Beaux Arts de Lyon.
Lacey is a very grateful recipient of a 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award and a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.
© Frank Müller
Litó Walkey (DE/CA/GR)
Litó Walkey is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. Her artistic practice works with attention to successions of words - how inscribed compositions take place, index and invite in relation to performance.
Litó initiated the 'as if it's just about to happen' book series, a publication of collaborative writing expanding from workshops facilitated at HZT.
Her performance projects include A populated soliloquy (2016), aswebegin / Weld Company (2013), Where’s the rest of me? (2012), Like that, Like this (2008), instanded i turn (2006), The Missing Dance No.7 (2005) and wings raised to a second power (2002).
From 2002-2009 Litó was a member of the Chicago-based performance group Goat Island. She maintains ongoing collaborations with artists such as Boris Hauf, Myriam van Imschoot, Jeanine Durning, Lucy Cash and Karen Christopher and has worked as a performer with choreographers Vera Mantero and Martine Piscani(a.o.).
Until recently Litó has been Professor and head of the BA Dance Context Choreography program at the Inter-University Center for Dance (HZT) Berlin. She now regularly teaches at HZT Berlin and DOCH Stockholm, and is often invited to advise choreographic work.
Litó completed her BA and Masters studies in Choreography at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Marcos Simões (BE/PT) & Sara Manente (BE/IT)
Marcos Simões (Portugal, 1975) is a choreographic artist and a performer living in Brussels. Marcos studied civil engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon). He attended the intensive course of SNDO and the contemporary dance programme at the University Miguel Hernandez in Altea, Spain where he started to create his own work. In 2009 he completed the post-master a.p.t/A.pass in Performing Arts in Antwerp where he presented several works around his concept: The LaughingBody.
Marcos Simões has been creating performances and videos since 2002 by his own or in collaboration with other artists such as Sara Manente, Lilia Mestre and Marcelo Mardones.
LaughinGame (performance - 2009), LaugingWalk (video - 2009), Punch-Line (Decision) (video sound installation - 2009), Eskimo (a piece for 6 performers - 2010), Totem-a place of contradictions (video sound installation - 2010), Ai! a choreographic project (performance - 2011/2013), This Place (series of performances - 2012/2014), x: I liked B better / y: I'm 29 too (performance - 2013), Rita (video - 2013), Processionism - an underground ceremony (exhibition/film/performance - 2013/2014), Elbow Mountain Tooth (performance - 2014), TeleVisions (performance - 2015/2016), Lava (performance - 2016).
As a performer he has worked for Sara Manente, Kyung Ae Ro, Nada Gambier, Ayelen Parolin and Jordi Gali.
He has been giving workshops together with Sara Manente around their work in different Art academies in Belgium (KASK, APASS, ISAC).
He’s one of the founding members of the association CABRA vzw facilitating the work of seven artists.
Sara Manente born close to Venice in 1978, she began practising ballet at an early age. In 2003, she completed a degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Bologna with a graduate thesis on Semiotics and Dance before moving to Belgium with a research scholarship at the University of Antwerp. In 2007 she attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp (In Situ department) for a year. In 2008 she completed the post-master’s programme of a.pass at deSingel (advanced performance and scenography studies, previously A.P.T).
Sara Manente lives in Brussels and works as a choreographer and performer.
Since 2004 she has made performances, videos and research projects of her own and in collaboration, namely with Marcos Simões, Ondine Cloez, Michiel Reynaert, Alessandra Bergamaschi, Constanze Schellow, Hwang Kim and the members of the non-profit organization Cabra.
Among others: Democratic forest (research project and workshops, 2008-2009), To park (performance installation, 2008-2010), Some performances (video, 2008), Lawaai means Hawaai (trio after two previous projects on noise and dance, 2009), Grand Tourists (experimental in-situ project, 2010), Not not a lecture (lecture performance and publication, 2011), Faire un four (quartet on the making of 4 similar and 4 different, 2011), x: I liked B better/ y: I am 29 too (telepathic experiment between North and South Korea, 2013), This place (a series of performances based on ESP and tarot reading made in two weeks with seven different artistic couples, 2012-2014), Rita (video and performance of a joint Cabra project, 2014), #3 (a dance to read, 2014), TeleVisions (an experiment on telepathy with the audience, performance - 2015/2016) and Lava (performance - 2016).
Since 2009 she has been working for Juan Dominguez, Kate McIntosh, Aitana Cordero Vico, Marcos Simões, Jaime Llopis, Nada Gambier and Gaëtan Bulourde.
Sara is one of the founding members of Cabra vzw.
© Remy Bergner
Marcus Bergner (AUS)
A reoccurring focus to much of Marcus Bergner’s artworks and related research has been in shifting and rethinking points of intersection that operate between/within the worlds of visual art, literature, art history, film, and performance. As part of these investigations he has made over 25 experimental films that have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions/screenings in museums, galleries and cinemas across Australia, Europe and North America. These films are divided into three distinct lines of production: language/poetry, spatial/performance, and visual art areas. Between 1985 and 2000 as a member of the Australian sound poetry group Arf Arf, Bergner performed extensively throughout Australia and Europe. In 2010 he completed a PhD research project (University of Melbourne) that considers experimental film in light of changing approaches to the discipline of art history. Since 2009 he has conducted on-going experimental film and performance workshops at the Czech Film Academy in Prague (FAMU), as well as lecturing on media history at the University of New York, also in Prague. In 2013 he was invited to take part in the unique exhibition/performance event ‘Words Live’ in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. He will premiere a major new film and performance work commissioned by the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart early 2017. Presently he lives and works between Australia and Europe and is completing a series of essayistic pieces that demonstrate and explore the noetic and conspiratorial necessity of instigating forms of ‘incomprehensible art criticism.’
Nadia Lauro (PT/FR)
As a visual artist and set designer, Nadia Lauro has been developing her work for several decades in various contexts (scenic spaces, landscape architectures, museums). She has conceived set designs, environments, and visual installations with strong dramaturgical power, thus generating new ways of seeing and being together.
Nadia Lauro has collaborated with the following international choreographers and performers: Vera Mantero, Benoît Lachambre, Frans Poelstra, Barbara Kraus, Emmanuelle Huynh, Fanny de Chaillé, Alain Buffard, Antonija Livingstone, Latifa Laabissi, Jonathan Capdevielle, Laeticia Dosh, and with Jennifer Lacey with whom she co-authored numerous projects.
She has conceived the installations / performances: "Tu montes", "As Atletas", "I hear voices", and has developed scripted environments in museums, theater houses, and art galleries in Europe, Japan, and Korea.
For the 4th edition of the New Festival at the Centre Pompidou, she has presented "La Clairière" (Fanny de Chaillé / Nadia Lauro), an immersive visual environment designed to hear "Khhhhhhh", Imaginary and Invented Languages. Since 2014, Nadia Lauro is associate artist to the Extension Sauvage Festival (Latifa Laabissi / Figure Project).
© Markus Gradwohl
Philipp Gehmacher (AT)
Philipp Gehmacher lives in Vienna and works internationally.
He is a choreographer, dancer and student at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the “Sculpture and Space” programme whose works on gesture, space and touch have featured in numerous festivals and venues around the world. He has collaborated across art forms, most importantly with the choreographer Meg Stuart. Gehmacher initiated the lecture performance series walk+talk and is currently focusing on objects and sculpture. He received the renowned Jerwood Choreography Award and the Austrian Advancement Award for Dance from the BMUKK.
© Jack Hauser
Sabina Holzer (AT)
SABINA HOLZER (AT) is a dance and performance artist and a writer based in Vienna. She worked in projects with Robert Steijn (NL), Fabian Chyle (D), Bilderwerfer (AT), Toxic Dreams (AT), Vera Mantero (PT), Philipp Gehmacher (AT), Lux Flux (AT), Machfeld (AT) and Milli Bitterli (AT), Jeroen Peeters (B)a.o. She organizes and is invited for transmedial-settings and collaborative research projects at the intersection of theory and practice internationally. Since 2007 she writes, performes and publishes texts in relation to contemporary dance and performance and is an editorial board member of corpus www.corpusweb.net. In 2005 she has started cooperating closely with the artist Jack Hauser. Together they create performances, interventions in public space and galleries as well as in theatres and museums, such as the Tanzquartier Wien; Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz; WUK; Essl Museum; Hidden Museum; Documenta 13 and Die Angewandte / University of visual Arts Vienna.
Valentina Desideri (NL/IT)
Valentina Desideri is an Amsterdam-based artist. She trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre in London (2003–2006) and later on did her MA in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (2011–13). She does Fake Therapy and Political Therapy, she co-organises Performing Arts Forum in France, she engages in Poethical Readings with Prof. Denise Ferreira da Silva, she speculates with many, she reads and writes.
Vladimir Miller (AT/RUS)
Vladimir Miller works as an artist, researcher, and scenographer. He uses collective building processes to question modes and politics of spatial production within ad-hoc groups and institutional environments.
As scenographer, co-author, dramaturge and performer he took part or co-created a number of performances and video installations with the choreographers Philipp Gehmacher and Meg Stuart
Vladimir Miller is program curator at the postgraduate artistic research center a.pass, Brussels and a PhD in Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.
In 2013 Miller was Fellow at Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin and in 2015 Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.
von Calhau (PT)
von Calhau! Born in 2006. It’s a work developed on a bicommonual practice by Marta Ângela e João Alves. It has been presented in Europe and around, taking recognizable forms as music, text, visual arts, among others, on festivals as Netmage, Les Urbaines or Kraak and other places as Culturgest, Gulbenkian, Palais de Tokyo, Cafe Oto, a.o. On works edited / published: NN (ed. Serralves, 2011); O Rato Retórico Ritualiza Rôto o Rutilo (ed. Culturgest, 2015) and Ú (ed. Kraak, 2016), a.o.