Episode 3. Haunting the Archive, Cologne
The Egg Dance in 3D
Chair Dance / chamber version
Episode 2. Closer than it Seems, Tel-Aviv
Episode 1. Comings and Goings, Berlin
Netta Weiser is a choreographer working between Berlin, Cologne and Tel-Aviv. She explores invisible histories with and through the body by publishing waiting manuals, visiting forests which were planted for political purposes, broadcasting radiophonic dances and practicing qigong. Her works have been presented internationally in art galleries and performing arts venues such as Sophiensaele Berlin, Museum Kleines Klingental Basel and Suzan Delal Dance Centre Tel-Aviv. Moreover, she develops collaborative research set-us as part of her teaching practice at the Universität der Künste Berlin and Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, as well as in the frame of gesellschaften program at Vierte Welt Berlin. In 2020 Weiser received the NRW KULTURsekretariat Dance Research Award, and in 2021 is an artist in residence at the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Akademie der Künste Berlin.
Fransien van der Putt is a dramaturge and writer, based in Amsterdam, publishing on dance, theatre and performance, with a special interest in archives, philosophy and interdisciplinary practices as expanded forms of choreography. She currently works with choreographers Netta Weiser, Anne-Beth Schuurmans, Iris van Peppen, Susanne Marx and Emilie Gallier on different projects, while being affiliated with Heike Langsdorf’s radical_house in Brussels. She teaches and has been teaching at dance programs at Artez, Arnhem and AHK, Amsterdam. Within the project UNFOLD: Mediation by reinterpretation at LIMA in Amsterdam, she studied the video works and the archives of performance and video pioneer Nan Hoover. She is pushing the publication of books on dance at De Nieuwe Dansbibliotheek. She has been mixing texts for Radio 100, Amsterdam for many years, until free radio was abolished in The Netherlands, and currently has started a practice of mixing projected shadow images.
Dominique Tegho Strange Longings is a Lebanese independent dancer, mover and choreographer Based in Berlin. Born and raised in Beirut, after completing her BA in Economics she moved to Berlin to deepen her movement research and choreographic practice. She is currently doing her MA in Choreography at HZT Berlin. Drawing from her personal experience leaving the Middle East, she celebrates the poetics of the body in her work. Her research focuses on the longings and personal stories the body carries, how they live inside us and how they resonate. She is interested in the body as a site for representation and reference, as a physical intervention, as an instrument of social change and dance as its tool for transformation. She is currently busy with water and solitude, the lungs and the spine, mermaids, Home, borders and identity.
Marta Gentilucci studied in Vocal Arts as a soprano in Italy. She completed her Master degrees in composition and composition-computer-music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart (DE), and the two years program in computer music at IRCAM. She held a Ph.D. in composition from Harvard University. Her music has been internationally performed by renowned ensembles, and she was in residence at the Experimentalstudio Freiburg, IRCAM and the Radcliffe Institute. Among her most recent works, two joint commissions by IRCAM and Neue Vocalsolisten for the MANIFESTE Festival 2020 and the ECLAT Festival 2021, and a commission by the Biennale di Venezia 2021. In 2021-22, she will be in residence at the French Academy in Rome.
Anna Leon is a dance historian and theorist. She holds a PhD in Dance Studies with a dissertation on expanded choreography. Currently, her research focuses on theatrical dance in early 20th century Greece. She is also developing the interdisciplinary workshop The Pervasion of the Digital with Johanna Hilari (Universität Bern) and collaborates in the research project Dancing Through Crises (University of Roehampton). She has taught at the Universities of Vienna, Bern and Salzburg, SEAD and the Institut Français. She has worked as a dramaturge and/or historiographic adviser for choreographers including Julia Schwarzbach, Florentina Holzinger and Berit Einemo Frøysland.
Miriam Althammer is a research associate at the Center for Contemporary Dance at the University of Music and Dance Cologne (focus on archives, media, arts). She studied Theater Studies, Art History and Modern German Literature at the LMU Munich, Dance Studies at the University of Bern and is currently completing the course „Curating in the Performing Arts" at the University of Salzburg and FU Berlin. Her dissertation deals with re/visions of European dance histories using the example of the East/West exchange at Tanzquartier Wien. In addition to her academic work, she accompanies projects with curatorial and artistic research. She works as an author for newspapers, theaters, magazines and blogs as well as an editor for tanznetz.de. She is a member of the juries for contemporary dance of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT).
Elsa Enkel (translitered from the Greek Έλσα Ένκελ), was born in Hamburg in 1890. She started performing in Vienna in the late 1900s and relocated to Greece in 1913, where she developed a career as a multidisciplinary artist – dancing, choreographing, singing, acting – and as a theatrical co-producer, mainly active in the fields of opera, operetta and revue theatre. She died in 1933.
Christel Dreiling was born in North Rhein Westfalia, she worked as an archivist at the German Dance Archives Cologne for 25 years, and she is now free.
Christine Henniger is head of the Media Library for Dance and Theatre at the ITI Germany. She coordinates the ITI research area Cultural Heritage of the Performing Arts / Archive and Practice, which focusses on the theoretical and practical intertwinings of the performing arts within archive processes, including questions of international and transnational relation within the heritage discussion, digitization and preservation, canonization and curation, as well as practice based research and mediation processes. She previously worked at various universities nationally and internationally, as well as as a freelance editor and lecturer. She speaks five languages. Christine studied philosophy and linguistics at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Hanna Berger was born in Vienna and was a dancer, choreographer, dance critic, and anti-nazi activist. Berger was a member of the touring company of Mary Wigman and studied modern dance in Berlin. In 1937, she made her evening debut as a choreographer and dancer at the Berlin Bach-Saal. Along her artistic career, Berger was an in the anti-fascist resistance, leading to her arrest in Poznan in 1942 because she was suspected of preparing treason against the nazi government. She was charged with the alleged organisation of communist gatherings and was punished with a months-long prison sentence. After the war, Berger worked as a dance critic and writer. Until her untimely death, she commuted between Vienna, Paris, Italy and the GDR as well as other socialist countries, remaining without a permanent home.
Mira Hirtz is a performance artist, art mediator and art theorist basing her work on somatic practices. She explores the value of creativity for human beings and ecologies in many different forms such as workshops, performances, video pieces and texts. She graduated from the MFA Creative Practice at TL Conservatoire London and from the MA art research at University of Art and Design Karlsruhe, where she currently teaches performative research. She worked as an art mediator at documenta14, co-curated the program series “How do we care?” at Badischer Kunstverein 2020 and is currently part of the project Anthropos Ex researching about the theatre of the Anthropocene.
Elvira Schurig is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at her own studio in Leipzig. Originally trained in classical and modern ballet at the Palucca-School in Dresden, throughout her life she has worked as choreographer and dancer, served as vice director of Staatstheater Cottbus, founded her own dance theatre company Substanz, created and produced her own as well as collaborative dance pieces. Since 1999, she has been a practising yoga instructor, founding Yoga.raum in 2001 and earning certification through training stays at various Iyengar yoga centres and institutes.
Lena Kosicova Lena Kosicova ( akkamiau / hiT͟Hərˈto͞o ) is an audiovisual artist, experimental musician, performer, concept writer and art event manager and coordinator, resident in Berlin. PhD in Art Management (Audiovisual Performance). Coordinator and booker of female: pressure. Since 2013. Performing as Akkamiau and live techno act hiT͟Hərˈto͞o, with releases on female:pressure, Kashev Tapes, SPRINGSTOFF, Establishment record. Akkamiau’s latest EP Ediacaran was released on DETUND on March 30th 2021. In 2019 produced a/v performance Interjections (Liminal Act) in collaboration with collapsetofraction collective. [female:pressure x DETUND x TrashEra x collapsetofraction]
Azadeh Nilchiani is a sound and visual artist. She holds a PhD in sound studies and musicology from the Université Gustave Eiffel in France. She holds a Diploma in Space-Art from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs of Paris (2007), Diploma in Sound Art and Electroacoustic Composition from the Pantin National School of Music (2009) and Masters degree in Art, Music, and Media at the University Paris-Est (2010). Her artwork is based on interdisciplinary connections between the visual mediums, sound and space. Video, sound and electroacoustic music are cohesive bodies of her artwork. She has exhibited since 2002 in Iran, France, Chile, Greece, Myanmar, Mexico, South Korea, Portugal, the USA, Sweden, Dubai, Finland, and Spain.
Michaela Catranis erwarb Abschlüsse als Pianistin (Peabody Conservatory, Hochschule für Künste Bremen) und Komponistin (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler). Sie setzt sich mit den Grenzbereichen zwischen Musik und anderen Disziplinen auseinander, wobei sie Technologie und unterschiedliche Kunstformen nutzt, um ihren akustischen Kern zu erweitern. Gewinnerin des TONALi18 Kompositionspreises, Catranis hat auch mehrere Stipendien erhalten (Nachwuchsförderung der Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin 2019, Stipendiatin der Boston University Tanglewood Institute for Young Artists (u.A.). Sie lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.