1970 born in Mödling, Vienna

 

Education:

 

-Dramaschool at the Conservatory for Music and Performing arts Vienna (Diploma with distinction)

-Studies of Psychology at the University of Vienna and the Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt( Mag.a.phil./MA)

 

further Education:

-Mask building and masked acting: Walter Koch

-Technique 6 ways of action: Richard Nieoczym

-Technique 5-Rhythms: Gabrielle Roth

-Technique authentic movement : Klaudia Ahrer

-Technique contact improvisation: Miguel Gaspar

-Technique Biomechanics: Sergej Ostrenko

 

-Learner of a two-year E.U. research project – Theater from the start!! Theater from 2 years! – in Salzburg, Villach, Bologna und Berlin. www.theatervonanfangan.de

-Theater seminar for theater pedagogues and actors with and without impediments at the theater Hora in Zürich www.hora.ch

-Train-the-trainer seminar: Culture is political – intercultural political didactic in adult training at the Austrian society for political education www.politischebildung.at

-Summerschool for filmanimation and prop-making at Forkbeardfantasies in the waterslade studios/Bristol. www.forkbeardfantasy.co.uk

 

Awards:

1994 Young Artists Award of the city of Vienna

2009 Award for Performative Arts of Carinthia

 

Award winning productions (given by the Austrian Ministry of Culture and Arts BmuKK)

2011 for the production RäuberN

2012  on the occasion of the outstanding award for intercultural dialogue as induced by the production 12//schau.räume

2012 the production Kiki – die Vermessung einer Frau

2012 the production Immer noch Sturm

2013 the production Soll und Haben

 

 

Engagements as an actress:

 Since 1995:

Opera 

Volksoper/ Vienna,

Theater Houses

Schlossparktheater/ Berlin,

Stadttheater/ Bozen/ Baden/ Klagenfurt/ Mödling,

Theater für Kinder/München,

Theater am Mirabellplatz/Salzburg,

Theater Drachengasse/Wien,

Ensembletheater/Wien, 

AktionstheaterEnsemble/Wien/Dornbirn/Bregenz,

dieTheater/Wien,

TTZ Graz,

stepText/Bremen,

Center for Coreography/ CCB Bleiburg

Regular participation at national and international theater festivals

Diverse Readings (Literature) for the Austrian national radio station Ö1

Engagements for film and TV productions, eg. for Barbara Albert and Niki List.

 

Engagements as a director:

 Interdisciplinary directing approaches, as well as integrative and participative theater productions:

 

-at the theater neuebuehnevillach:

2003 „The Animal Human“ („Das Tier Mensch“) by Desmond Morris, a multimedia dance piece

2004 „The Angels Are Grunting“ („Es grunzen die Engel“)  after Wilhelm Busch,

a multimedia dance piece

2005 „Orlando“ after Virginia Woolf, a multimedia dance piece

2006 „Bambiland“ by Elfriede Jelinek, a musictheater production
2007 „Fractured borders“ – performance developed and performed by women diagnosed with breast cancer

2008 „How to Grab Wishes by its Tail“ („Wie man die Wünsche am Schwanz packt“) by Pablo Picasso, puppet theater

2009 „Our Parents‘ Sexual Neuroses“ („die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern“) by Lukas Bärfuß, a mask theater piece

2010 „w.a.t.e.r a Piece Helen Keller“ („w.a.s.s.e.r ein Stück Helen Keller“) a multi-media theater production with blind and deaf people in the main roles

2011 „The Robbers“ after Friedrich Schiller, mask theater piece in public space with participation of forumtheater after Augusto Boal

2013 "Romeo and Juliet-love me queer!" by William Shakespeare in front of an register ofifce as an open air production

2014 "the mentor" by Daniel Kehlmann/neuebuehnevillach

2017 "HOMO" by Emre Akal/neuebuehenvillach

 

-2011 “show.Rooms” (schau.Räume”) – an interdisciplinary format in public space in Villach/ focus on migration

-2011 Long Night of Dance in Bleiburg/Pliberk, a dance project in a cinema, a theater, a museum and public spaces

-2012 “12//show.Rooms” (12//schau.Räume) in Villach and Klagenfurt – an interdisciplinary format in public space/focus on deportation 

-2012 „One Turn and Back“ („einmal Drehen und zurück“), kuddelmuddel /Linz, a dance piece for kids at the age of 2

-2013 "Korenina : Root" ("Korenina:Wurzel"), a dance piece, POSTHOF Linz

-2013 "B:ORDERS"-Long Night of Dance in Bleiburg/Pliberk, a dance project in a cinema, a theater, a museum and public spaces

-2014 "Fascia. a catalogue of works" a dance piece, tanzhafenfestival Linz

-2014 "show.Rooms_global" an interdisciplinary format in public space/focus on feminism, in Rumania/Tirgu Mures

-2014 "who knows....?" an interactive dancepiece with music for children from the age of 4 to 10,  kuddelmuddel /Linz

 -2015 „ Wer_te. Wie_te, was_te ?/Values? Workshop, Lecture  and Performance/German School in Doha/Qatar

 -2015 „against the rock“ storytellingproject with live trickfilmanimation with and for children/Lesezeichenfestival Villach

 -2015 “show.Rooms-regional” (schau.Räume”) – an interdisciplinary format in public space/ focus on –queer-/www.schau.raeume.cc/Villach/Austria

 -2015/2016 “show.Rooms-lokal” (schau.Räume”) – an interdisciplinary format in public space/ focus on –biographies and storytelling-/www.schau.raeume.cc/Villach/Austria

-2017 “show.Rooms-regional” (schau.Räume”) – an interdisciplinary format in public space/ focus on –Fear-/www.schau.raeume.cc/Klagenfurt/Austria

-2015 “show.Rooms-global” (schau.Räume”) – an interdisciplinary format in public space/ focus on –Racism-/www.schau.raeume.cc/ Cusco/Peru

 

 

Artistic Direction:

2002-2007 neuebuehnevillach. www.neuebuehnevillach.at

 

since 2003  theater festival Spectrum. www.festivalspectrum.com

 

2011-13 Center for Choreography. www.ccb-tanzt.at

 

since 2012 schau.Räume. www.schau.raeume.cc

 

deputy Expert Council for Performative Arts in Carinthia

 

 

Lectures:

2010/11/12 Lecture: University Klagenfurt

2012 Lecture: -Mindchange-Congress Villach

2013 lecture Performance: Tanzlabor Klagenfurt

2013 lecture Performance: college of higher education carinthia (Feldkirchen)

2013 Diskussion: Theaterfestival Spectrum Villach

2013 Presenation: University Aarhus/Denmark 

2014 Lecture: University Brno/Czech Republic

2015 Lectureship and Presentation: Universiy Klagenfurt/Eu-project

2015 Lecture: german international school Doha/Qatar(Arabien)

2015 Lecture: UNAM/UVA University Mexico City/Mexico

2015 Presentation: University Malta

2015/16 Professorship: University Klagenfurt

2017 Lecture: University Klagenfurt

2017 Lecture: University in Vienna

2017 Lecture and Presentation: Sigmund Freud University

 

 

Publications:

2011: Innovative Kulturkonzepte and Kunstprojekte im Kontext von Migration in Kärnten. (2011) In: Jahrbuch Friedenskultur 2011; Bettina Gruber, Daniela Rippitsch (Hrsg); publishing house Drava.

 

2013: w.a.s.s.e.r. ein Stück Helen Keller. (2012) In: Proceedings of the 1st European mindchange conference, ebook: wwww.mindchange

 

2013: Wer ist the audience? (2013) In: SchmutzkübelK, FreiraumK (Hrsg.); publishing house Drava. 

 

2014: Bewegte Räume. (2012) In: Migration bewegt und bildet; Erol Yildiz (publisher); publishing house transcript.

 

2014: Innovative Theaterformen: Performance in theatralen Settings unter dem Gesichtspunkt des partizipativen Moments. (2013) publishing house Akademiker.

 

2014: eigen_fremd. (2014) In: Migration zussammen leben; Rosalia Kopeinig und Bettina Gruber (publisher); publishing house Wieser.

 

2016: Konflikterinnerung und Erinnerungskonflikte in Performativität und Performance. (2014) In: Migration, Stadt und Urbanität; Christine Riegel, Erol Yildiz, Thomas Geisen (publisher); publishing house Springer.