Moritz Frischkorn works as a choreographer and researcher within the contemporary performing arts. In his work, he looks for artistic practices that enable careful and speculative negotiations with the environment and thus allow for more than individual human expression. Since 2015, he researches social choreography of things within the graduate school ‘Performing Citizenship’. His newest work, ‘The Great Report’ (presented at Kampnagel in January 2020) looks at the relations between choreography and logistics. He has worked a.o. with Maria F. Scaroni, Martin Nachbar, Manon Santkin, Vladimir Miller (a.pass) and geheimagentur. (www.moritzfrischkorn.de)
Kathrin Dworatzek is a performer, musician, and filmmaker. Since graduating from drama school, she has been working as a freelancer and joined arms with the cobratheater.cobra network. In her artistic work, she is researching forms of expression on stage/camera that reveal the synergistic circumstances which may aid in the creation of a sense of equality amongst performers, situation and audience members alike. Currently, she is an art student at the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg, finishing her masters in film with P. Danquart, and gives theatre and film workshops for kids and young adults. (www.katydworatzek.com)
Martina Kessel studied dance and dance pedagogy at the academies in Rotterdam and Essen and subsequently completed studies in cultural anthropology, Islamic studies and pedagogy at the University of Cologne. This was followed by positions as research assistant at the universities of Göttingen and Cologne. From 2003 to 2013 she worked at the tanzhaus nrw, where she directed the project “Take-off: Young Dance” as part of Tanzplan Deutschland and established the “Dance for Young Audiences” department. Since 2013 she has been working in Berlin as project manager of “ChanceTanz” and supports dance artistic projects with children and young people with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. She also works as a freelance dramaturg and consultant and curates, among other things, the Forum of Choreographers and Dancers for the Berliner Festspiele in the context of the Dance Meeting of Young People.
Dr. Claudia Fleischle-Braun headed the domain of dance and aesthetic movement education at the Institute for Sports and Movement Sciences of the University of Stuttgart (1978-2006). As a member of the executive team of the Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung (gtf) she was involved in various projects in the field of modern dance heritage as well as dance education research.
Claudia Feest is a respiration-, voice- and movement pedagogue as well as breath and body therapist, biologist, dancer, choreographer, co-founder and artistic director of the Tanzfabrik Berlin until 2003, networker for dance and others, co-founder and since 2006 board member of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD) and board member of Aktion Tanz – Bundesverband für Tanz in Bildung und Gesellschaft. 2006/07 Coordinator for the Hochschulübergreifende Zentrum Tanz – Pilotprojekt Tanzplan Berlin (HZT). Since 2007 she is a juror for Dance and Performing Arts in Berlin and nationwide. Teaching with a focus on breathing, movement and body perception at the HZT Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HfMDK) Frankfurt am Main, among others, as well as freelance work in her own practice and in Germany and abroad, too.
Marianne Bäcker was academic director at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and was responsible for teaching and research in the areas of Dance, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Circus Skills within the field of sport sciences. She represents the Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung in the domain of Dance Education.
Indrani Delmaine was born in London, England where she completed her training as a ballet dancer and teacher. She then attended the John-Cranko-Ballett Akademie in Stuttgart before being offered her first contract by John Neumeier in 1977 for the Hamburg Ballet. She later danced with the Stuttgart Ballet for three years before returning to John Neumeier in Hamburg in 1982. Indrani Delmaine worked as a ballet teacher and on dance projects with the Hamburg Youth Orchestra, “Focus on Youth”, TuSch Hamburg and workshops at the Leuphana University. Indrani Delmaine returned in 2013 as the Managing Co-ordinator of the School of the Hamburg Ballet.
Yohan Stegli, born in Aix-en-Provence/France, studied at the Mireille Marin Dance School in Trets and at the School of The Hamburg Ballet. In 1999 he became a member of the Company of The Hamburg Ballet, where he was promoted to Soloist in 2004. He danced solo roles in several of John Neumeier’s ballets, among them “Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler”, “Winter Ways”, “Saint Matthew Passion” and “Opus 100”. He was a guest dancer in Tokyo, Osaka and Luxemburg as well as in Toronto at Canada’s National Ballet School and at the School of the Paris Opera, where he also staged John Neumeier’s ballet “Yondering”. In 1998 he received the Prix Espèces at the Prix de Lausanne and in 1999 the first prize at the eight’s Eurovision contest for young dancers. Yohan Stegli has repeatedly worked as a choreographer. In Hamburg, in April 2011, he organized the performances of the “Young Choreographers”. In 2011 he officially ended his stage career. Yohan Stegli was Deputy of the Artistic Director of the German National Youth Ballet from its foundation until the end of season 2016/2017. After that, he became Managing Director.
Susanne Triebel has been an assistant in the education department for contemporary and classical dance at the ZuKT and the coordinator of the internationally oriented Masters Degree in Contemporary Dance Education (MA CoDE) since 2011. She received her formal dance training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart and the Rheinischen Musikhochschule in Cologne. In 2009 she graduated from the MA program in Contemporary Dance Education at the University for Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main. Between finishing her diploma and her masters degree, she danced for several years at Städtischen Bühnen Münster, Staatstheater Mainz, Staatstheater Darmstadt and Tanztheater Gießen. She has been teaching for the BA in Dance Management and supervising projects and demonstration lessons for the MA CoDE since 2012. Susanne Triebel is a current spokesperson for the AK|T.
Dieter Heitkamp is a professor of contemporary dance at the HfMDK Frankfurt am Main and director of the education department at the ZuKT (Zeitgenössischer und Klassischer Tanz). He was a speaker for the AK|T from 2007 – 2014 and worked as part of the management team of Tanzlabor_21 from 2006-2015. He is a founder and former collective member of Tanzfabrik Berlin, and was one of their artistic directors until 1995. His choreographies have been shown in Germany, Europe, the USA Japan, Hong Kong and Brazil. For the last 40 years he has been working intensively on the study, teaching, documentation and performance of contact improvisation.