García Vicente, Monica
dancer, Gyrotonic trainer (DE)
After being trained at the Real Conservatorio de Danza in classical ballet, modern dance techniques and flamenco, the Spaniard Mónica García Vicente first danced with María de Ávila’s Joven ballet, then at the École-Atelier Rudra Béjart Lausanne and was subsequently engaged by the Víctor Ullate Company. From 1996 to 2000 she was a member of the Aterballetto in Italy. Following a number of independent projects, she joined the ballet ensemble of the Landestheater Linz at the beginning of the 2004/05 season. Since the 2006/07 season she has been dancing at the Staatsoper Hannover, where she also works as a Gyrotonic trainer for the ballet. Mónica García Vicente has danced in choreographies by Jörg Mannes, Mauro Bigonzetti, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Nacho Duato, Niels Christie, Maurice Béjart, David Parson, Alvin Ailey, Christian Spuck, Bertoni Abbondanza, George Balanchine and others. She danced in the role of the queen in Jörg Manne’s ‘Dornröschen’ and the laundress in Mauro Bigonzetti’s ,Der Prozess’. In the 2012/13 season, Mónica García Vicente was assistant choreographer for the musical ‘Kiss me, Kate’.
Garzón , Verónica
dancer, student MA CoDE (DE)
Verónica Garzónobtained the degree in Spanish Dance and in Performance and Choreography of Contemporary Dance by the Conservatory of Madrid María de Ávila. She performed different choreographies by ItizikGalili, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Wim Vandkeybus and AngelinPreljocaj.
Exploring Butoh for seven years created a shift in her artistic approaches to dance. Based on Howard Gardner’s theory about multiple intelligences, her theoretical and practical research attempts to apply them to dance education and in choreographic contexts. Currently she collaborates with Jean Philippe-Dury, Muriel Romero and Pablo Palacio and Christoph Marthaler. Verónica is enrolled in the MA CoDE program since April 2015.
Direction Dance Congress 2016 (DE)
For the fourth time (after 2006, 2009 and 2013) she is directing the Dance Congress together with Katharina von Wilcke. She has been the artistic director of the international festival TANZ Bremen since 2004. As a freelance curator and culture manager, she is among others member of diverse jurys (Hamburg, Fonds Darstellende Künste). A graduate of cultural studies, she coordinated the international network for performing arts ‘Junge Hunde’ (2001 - 2005) which she co-founded, and was a dramaturge and project director of diverse festivals (‘Junge Hunde’, ‘Independence Days’, ‘Tanzplattform Deutschland’ 2000 etc.) at Kampnagel Hamburg (1994 - 2001). She was previously responsible for organizing the International Hamburg Summer Theatre Festival. Co-editor of the publications ‘Wissen in Bewegung’/‘Knowledge in Motion‘ (transcript Verlag, 2007).
studied German literature as well as theatre, film and television studies in Cologne and directing in Hamburg. From 2000-2004 she directed at the Hamburger Schauspielhaus, the Münchner Kammerspielen and the Salzburger Festspielen. Since 2005 she has been regularly working with the Ivorian choreographer and dancer Franck Edmond Yao and the artist Knut Klaßen. They produce theatre performances, videos and exhibition projects with a German-African team in Europe and western Africa. In 2010 they organised a dance and theatre festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and were named dance company of the year. Current productions: ‘La nouvelle pensée noire – Chefferie’, ‘Exorzieren statt Exerzieren’, ‘Not Punk, Pololo’, often in collaboration with Kampnagel, FFT, HAU, Pumpenhaus, KVS Brussels and the Theater Bremen.
Granzer, Prof. Dr. Susanne Valerie
actress, philosopher (AT)
Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. phil., actress, teaches at the Max Reinhardt Seminar Vienna. Studied philosophy. In 1997 foundation of the wiener kulturwerkstätte GRENZ_film with the philosopher Arno Böhler. Numerous lecture performances in Austria and abroad. Co-founder of the festival ‘Philosophy on Stage’. Co-operation partner in three research projects of the Österreichische Wissenschaftsfonds.
Publications (selection): Kunst_Wissenschaft. Don’t Mind the Gap! Transcript, 2014; Hybrides Begehren. in: Werner Hasitschka (ed.): Performing Translation. Löcker: Vienna, 2014. Schauspieler außer sich. Exponiertheit und performative Kunst. Transcript, 2011.
performer, choreographer (AT/UK)
is a performer, choreographer and researcher. From 2014-17 she is key researcher of the FWF-funded project ‘Choreographic Figures. Deviations from the Line’in collaboration with Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker, where she is examining expanded choreography. In London she was AssociateResearcher in the research project ‘performance matters’. She is engaged in the team of ‘Grundeinkommenstanzes’ and the artists‘ initiative ‘Sweet&Tender Collaborations’.
curator, producer, teacher, dancer, choreographer (DE)
Angela Guerreiro,dancer, choreographer,curator, producer, teacher and dance movement therapist (MA) was born in Lisbon and has been living in Hamburg since 1994. She studied at the Escola Superior de Dança, Lisbon, (1986-89) and at the Center for New Dance Development (EDDC), Arnhem (1989-91). From 1995 to 2002 she was choreographer in residence at Kampnagel in Hamburg, creating major works that toured nationally and internationally. From 2003 to 2005 she produced her solo work at independent theater spaces in Hamburg e.g. ‘Exposure’, and ‘Memory Play’. Since 2005, Guerreiro has initiated, curated and produced many independent projects e.g. the festivals ‘DanceKiosk-Hamburg’, ‘Dance Beyond Borders’, ‘Surviving Dance’, ‘Tracing Dance Reloaded’. She was mentioned as “one of the last independent dance activists” in the tanz yearbook of 2011.
cultural scholar, dramaturge (DE)
is a cultural scholar and dramaturge. He studied applied theatre studies in Gießen and was last engaged at the Volksbühne Berlin. Since 2011 artistic-academic dissertation on the theme of 'Tiere auf der Bühne: eine ästhetische Ökologie der Performance' (Animals on Stage: An Aesthetic Ecology, KHM Köln). In this context, a series of performances were created for a living donkey and human performers under the title of 'Balthazar' together with David Weber-Krebs. His research focus is on Animal Studies, performance aesthetics, poststructuralism, new materialism and pragmatism.
Haddad King, Samar
Samar Haddad King, Artistic/Founding Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, graduated cum-laude with honors in choreography from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in New York City under the tutelage of Kazuko Hirabayashi. In 2005, Samar formed Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT), a non-profit dance theater company based between NYC and Palestine. Notable commissions include ‘Getting there, staying here.’ (2010) by Hubbard Street 2- where she was the recipient of the National Choreography Competition; ‘Playground’, a site-specific piece for /si:n/ festival in Ramallah (2013); ‘bound’ for Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, supported by A.M Qattan Foundation and New York Live Arts (2014); ‘Not/Tob’ for the Qalandia International festival (2014) and ‘non/static aesthetics’ (wen a ramallah and /si:n/ festivals 2015). She was recently awarded the Young Palestinian Talents Award by the French-Palestinian Cultural Institute in Paris in 2015.
Hadj Benchelabi, Nedjma
curator, dramaturge (DZ)
Born in Algiers and operating from Brussels, Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi is a curator, dramaturge and documentary filmmaker. She performed as member of the theatre company Dito’Dito Brussels and worked as member of the artistic team of the Brussels City Theatre, KVS. Till 2013, she was programmer at the European Cultural Centre, Les Halles where she contributed to a program on Contemporary Literature and Performing arts of the Arab world. In 2013, she was associate curator of ‘Daba Maroc’ the artistic contemporary Moroccan season in Belgium. From 2014 onwards, she is associate curator of ‘On Marche… edition’ the International Contemporary Dance Festival of Marrakech. She was involved as guest curator in ‘Casablanca-Energie noire’ within Mons 2015, Cultural Capital of Europe. Nedjma Hadj is actively involved in projects involving young Arab dancers: dramaturgy of performances, research and documenting, curatorship and publications. She is regularly asked for her specific expertise for public debates and discussions, in Europe and the Mena region. She published diverse articles such as ‘La dignité au bout des doigts. Révolutions Arabes’, ‘Un socle pour danser’, in Scènes, ‘Poetic and Political Bodies on Taoufiq Izeddiou’s Dance’ in Scores and in Theatre in the Arab World.
Hagemann, Insa Cathérine
(born 1983) is a German photographer, based in Hannover and Düsseldorf. After her apprenticeship as a photographer Hagemann studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. During her studies she completed an internship at the German magazine stern. After graduating in 2013 from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, she has been working as a freelance photographer for different newspapers, magazines, companies. Besides she is working on long-term independent projects. Her works have been shown at various exhibitions and festivals in Germany and Europe, including Visa pour l'image Off festival, Lumix Festival for young Photojournalism and Photokina.
head of programme, German Federal Cultural Foundation (DE)
Kirsten Haß studied literature, linguistics and journalism and then worked as an event manager for the book trade in Berlin. From 1994 to 2006 she was the managing director of the Landesverband Freier Theater in Niedersachsen, spokeswoman of the Freie Kulturverbände Niedersachsen as well as chairwoman of the Bundesverband Freier Theater. During this period she was appointed to numerous advisory boards for theatre funding and socio-culture, as well as adviser of the Künstlersozialkasse. A main focus of her lectures and seminars is on evaluation in the field of culture. In 2007 she began working for the German Federal Cultural Foundation and has been heading the funding and programme section of the Foundation since 2007.
physician, stage dancer, board member of tamed (DE)
After studying at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, she ended her dance career prematurely for health reasons and was trained to become a Pilates teacher at the Center Circle® Pilatesstudio, Munich. She then studied human medicine in Dresden and Frankfurt am Main. Since 2010 she has been managing board member of tamed, Tanzmedizin Deutschland e. V. For tamed, she and Dr. Thom Hecht developed the extra-occupational further training programme Zam. Zertifikat Tanzmedizin. Since 2011 she has been regularly offering dance-medical consultation for dance professionals of all styles in Frankfurt/Main and Hamburg. She is a consultant in the dance department of the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and the ballet school of the Hamburg Balletts - John Neumeier in Hamburg. Since 2014 she has also been a member of the board of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
project coordinator of DANCE ON (DE) Riccarda Herre completed her dance training at the ballet school of the Hamburg State Opera. She then worked as a solo dancer for various companies in Germany and abroad, for example CIE Red Notes in Paris, the Choreographic Theatre at the Volksbühne Berlin and the Tanztheater of the German National Theatre in Weimar. She graduated as a culture and media manager at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in 2004. She has worked as an assistant and production director for various dance companies, theatres and institutions since 2002. She was, for example, project director of the 'Tanz im August' and 'Context' festivals at the Hebbel am Ufer theatre in Berlin. She took charge of the 1st Dance Education Biennale for Tanzplan Deutschland. She has been project co-ordinator of the DANCE HERITAGE FUND and the DANCE PARTNERS FUND since 2011.
dancer, choreographer (DE)
The choreographer Raphael Hillebrand was born in Hong Kong, he grew up in Berlin and was educated through hip-hop. He uses his multicultural background to realise his own visions. He began his career as a dancer, initially participating in numerous B-Boy battles and winning the national Battle of the Year 2006 and the 2vs2 at the IBE in Rotterdam. At the same time, he worked in stage productions, first as a performer, then increasingly in collective creations and today as a choreographer and dancer. He went on a world tour with the dance-theatre-video-performance ‘Gemeinsam Einsam’. In July 2014 he completed his Master of Choreography at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT).
dance performance artist (CA)
is a space witch/dance performance artist who juggles with the alchemy of time, space, living/non-living entities, various states in the electromagnetic spectrum (sound, light, telepathy etc.) and creates practices in site specific spaces whereby boundaries between spectator and performer can be dissolved and redefined in the felt presence of immediate experience. Her works are characterized by collective yet personal explorations in experimental settings. Her personal practices include talking to plants as well as using her own existential crisis to create more unresolved solutions. Her durational and site specific works and performances have appeared in Europe (France, Germany, Sweden, Finland), Canada (Calgary, Montreal) and U.S. (Austin, New York City, Philadelphia).
project coordinator at HZT Berlin (DE)
is currently project developer and coordinator at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT). From 2006 (foundation) to 2013 managing director of the HZT Berlin. From 2003-06 artistic director of the Tanzfabrik Berlin, where she has been a dramaturg and project head since 1995. In 2013 curator of ‘passage-recherche’ – International Dance Festival at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar; co-initiator and co-curator of ‘Tanznacht Berlin / Tanz made in Berlin’ (2000-04), founding member of Tanz Berlin e.V. (ztb); co-initiator of Netzwerk TanzRaumBerlin, since 2014 member of the Rat für die Künste Berlin.
The choreographer and dancer Henrietta Horn was trained from 1987 to 1992 at the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne. From 1992 to 1996 she continued her studies at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and from 1999 to 2008 she was the artistic director together with Pina Bausch of the Folkwang Tanzstudio. Since then she has been working worldwide as a freelance choreographer, dancer and pedagogue, among others, for the Rambert Dance Company in London, the Tanztheater Bremen und and the Tanztheater Bielefeld. In 2008 she was awarded the Künstlerinnenpreis des Landes NRW. In 2013 she was commissioned to reconstruct ‘Sacre du Printemps’, choreographed by Mary Wigman in 1957. Since 2015 she has been in charge of the study programme MA-Interpretation at the Folkwang University and appointed visiting professor at the Taiwan National University of Arts in Taipei.
Cathryn Humphreys was born and raised in Stockholm. Humphreys has a background in jazz dance and is currently a second year student on the BA in Dance Performance at DOCH in Stockholm. She has also undertaken a foundation year at the Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School in Denmark. Last summer she participated in the youth company iLYoung led by the two Israeli choreographers Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni.
Huschka, Dr. Sabine
theatre and dance scholar (DE)
As a habilitated dance and theatre scholar, she has been heading the DFG research project ‘Transgressionen. Energetisierung von Körper und Szene‘ at the HZT Berlin since 2015. She is currently a substitute professor at the Institut für Bewegungswissenschaft/Performance Studies of the University of Hamburg (2016/2017). She did her habilitation at the University of Leipzig with a study on ‘Wissenskultur Tanz: Der choreografierte Körper im Theater’ (Knowledge Culture Dance: The Choreographed Body in Theatre) and has held diverse national and international substitute professorships for theatre and dance studies, also at the UdK Berlin, where she is an associate researcher of the post graduate programme ‘Das Wissen der Künste’.
student at HZT Berlin (DE)
is a Berlin based artist in the (crossing) fields of performance art, installations, choreography and theatre. In his works he usually reflects on the process of art making through the notions of authorship, inspiration, conditions and personal memory. He has worked in collaboration with Lia Rodrigues, David Weber-Krebs, Sandra Man+Moritz Majce, deufert&plischke, among others. ‘Reality-check und Wunschmaschine’ is a development of his wider research named ‘A Reflection on an Institution’ - in which he examined and produced his own image on the art institution where he studies - HZT Berlin.
Ivana Ivković is a dramaturge whose interests lay on the intersections of theatre, contemporary dance, new media technologies, sound art and radiophony. As a member of Zagreb-based experimental theatre collective BADco., she has co-authored a series of artistic projects since 2004, including ‘Responsibility for Things Seen: Tales in Negative Space’ presented at the 54th Biennale di Venezia in 2011. She was editor-in-chief of Frakcija Journal for Performing Arts (2008-2012) and has published in other journals (Maska, The Drama Review, TkH…).