Project- & artistic-director, dancer
danced and toured for Conny Janssen Danst – Rotterdam, Jan Pusch – Hamburg, Felix Landerer – Hanover, Carlos Matos – Hildesheim and Pieter de Ruiter – Amsterdam, co> labs – Nuremberg. He choreographed for the Dortmund Ballet, Ballet Greifswald, Ballet Hildesheim, Theater Gießen, Landesbühnen Sachsen, Spain and created works for many other occasions. He won several prizes for his choreography and his dance in choreographic competitions, including 1st prize in Hanover and Leipzig, 2nd prize in Burgos, Spain and a prize for outstanding dance at the competition in Maspalomas, Spain. He also gives workshops in choreography and improvisation technique, as well as classes in contemporary dance, contact improvisation and ballet.
Before these activities he studied at the John Cranko School, Stuttgart and the David Howards School of Dance, New York. Subsequently, he was contracted as a ballet dancer with Cleveland Ballet Arizona, Ballet Basel and Ballet Dortmund, where he worked with Rui Horta, Amanda Miller, Thorsten Kreissig, Jean Renshaw and many others.
Further Info: www.kaalund.net
Dancer and co-creator
studied modern dance at the Dansacademie in Arnhem, after which she danced for several years for Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel in Amsterdam and later in the independent scene in the Netherlands with Jérôme Meyer, Bruno Listopad and Neel Verdoorn, among others.
Back home she teaches modern dance for children and adults at the dance center in Erlangen. In addition to her own projects, she has worked in productions by Co> labs, Carlos Cortizo, Curtis & Co, Henrik Kaal, Philip Bergmann and Iris Voss.
In 2011 she choreographed a chamber dance opera with the title Du, Liebe ?! .
Musician / composer and co-creator
Born in Russia in 1984, has lived in Germany since 1990. Piano lessons in classical and jazz, later various band and studio activities. 2003-2009 studied composition of contemporary music at the Hanover University of Music and Theater. Study visits at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and at the CNSM Paris. He composes digitally influenced music, works on remixes, film and stage music, installations, radio plays, plays keyboards and laptop electronics solo and in bands and improvisation projects, and has been musical director of the Nuremberg State Theater since 2018.
Further Information: www.kostiarapoport.com
Production manager and dramaturg
studied theater and media studies and theater-education at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg and has been working in the greater Nuremberg area since 2011. In addition to his own productions in various collectives, he cooperated in various capacities with the Theater an der Parkaue, the Staatstheater Nürnberg, the Theater Erlangen and “Studio für junges Theater – Theater zwo sieben e.V.” During this time, he received teaching assignments from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and Saarland University and worked as a theater pedagogue with a focus on drama and dance at the Saarland State Theater from 2017 to 2020. Most recently, he was artistic director of the “Bürger*innenensemble; ensemble4. Since summer 2020 he has been working as a freelance artist, among others with his performance collective schmarrnintelligenz, die.
Tänzerin und Mitgestalterin (jetzt in Mutterschutz)
studied contemporary dance at the Center for Contemporary Dance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance. Afterwards she was involved as a dancer in the work of the MichaelDouglas collective at the Schauspielhaus Köln and danced here in choreographies by Georg Reischl and Katie Duck. She then collaborated with choreographers and directors such as MOUVIOR / Stephanie Thiersch, Irina Pauls, Rick Kham, Erika Winkler, ColabsKollektiv / Beate Höhn, Omar Rajeh, Rosamund Gilmore, Laborgras / Renate Graziadei, Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Yasmeen Godder and, most recently, Reut Shemesh.
She also studied the master’s degree in dance studies at the Free University of Berlin. In this context, the development of a personal writing practice in the form of creative writing about dance began.