28, performer, choreographer, musician and visual artist from
Sofia/ Bulgaria. His recent works include The last room, a digital
photography project and the solo-performance Lili Handel -
poetry and music from the white whore's boudoir.
Andrea Fiorillo, 25, studied literature
and philosophy and works in Naples/Italy as an actor. His roles
include ones in Oro Nero, guerra o pace in Iraq (theatre; directed
by Bianca Mastrominico), Amore e Libertá - Masaniello
(film; directed by Angelo Antonucci) and a role in the Italian
soap opera Un posto al sole for ten episodes.
Olga Galljamova, 23, Russian actress from
Riga/ Latvia. She is currently working with the director Roman
Viktjuk on Past summer in Chulimsk and could be seen in
Hloja (directed by Viesturs Kairish) amongst other things.
Bettina Grahs, 28, cultural studies expert
and actress from Berlin/ Germany. She is the co-founder of the
theatre group mamouchi, is currently working on a rage-aria'
for a children's play and could recently be seen in Grenzgänger
directed by Tanja Krone in Leipzig.
Neta Hagiladi, 27, Israeli actress from
Berlin/Germany. She was director of the children's' museum Holon
and was in The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain at the
Marjana Krajac, 29, Croatian dancer and
choreographer from Berlin, student of theology and religion science.
Her current performance Seducing Pablo Escobar is about
the events surrounding the drug baron Escobar.
Julia Littmann, 31, actress from Berlin,
is currently part of the Potsdam theatre group Poetenpack
in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and is developing
a production about the big themes of fairy tales: love, power
Valeriu Pahomi, 24, actor from Chisinau/Moldova,
worked with Ion Sapdaru in Claudius - Hamlet and Petru
Vutcarau in La machine Chekhov
Maryam Palizban, 22, actress, singer and
director from Teheran/ Iran. She was in Deep Breath (film
festival Cannes 2003) and can play traditional Iranian instruments
such as the Tar and Cetar and the wind instrument Baruk Flute.
Snezhina Petrova, 34, actress from Sofia/
Bulgaria. She was in the Vagina Monologues (directed by
Galin Stoev, Theater 199, Sofia), A month in a Village
(directed by M. Mladenova, National Theatre Sofia) and in the
film Yesterday's Meal (directed by K. Bonev) amongst other
Samandar Pulodov, 34, from Dushanbe/ Tajikistan,
comparative musicologist, director, producer and director of a
NGO for cultural development in mountain regions.
David Ruggieri, 26, actor from Rome/ Italy.
He wrote Emigrants' Stories, is a member of the theatre
group Teatroarte and is a tenor.
Sylvia Schwarz, 31, actress from Berlin/
Germany. She has worked with Leander Haussmann, Robert Wilson
and Lou Reed. After attending a workshop with the Korean director
Youn-Taek Lee, she was a member of his self-governed theatre collective
for six weeks.
Peter Stock, 32, rock sculptor and actor
from Berlin/Germany. He was in the TV- series Im Namen des
Gesetzes and Balko, is a member of the theatre group
Nico and the Navigators, sings Italian opera and adores
Lily Sykes, 19, studies German and philosophy
in Oxford/Great Britain and works as an actress and director.
Her last directing work was for Lulu at the Old Fire
Station Theatre in Oxford
Nicole Tobler, 29, actress from Zurich/
Switzerland. She studied at the Konrad Wolf Film and Television
College in Babelsberg. She has a vagrant temperament and together
with five other women she is liberating the state of Warania from
its corrupt government.
Elena Tzavara, 26, German-Greek assistant to the director
at the National Opera and director from Berlin. She is currently
working on a concept for a Baroque half-opera by Henry Purcell
as well as on the problem of dialogues in operas.
Julia Schreiner, 31, German theatre- and
film scientist, cultural scientist and cultural manager from Berlin,
has been working amongst others at the Goethe Institute Abidjan/
27, author, producer and film director from Accra/ Ghana. He is
interested in the status quo of social systems. His work as a
direction includes Colonial District Court (2004) and Cruising
Clara Arnedo, 28, TV- journalist and editor
from Barcelona/ Spain. She works for the environmental magazine
Amics dels Parcs Naturals and is responsible for audiovisual communication
at the FUSIC cultural agency in Barcelona.
Nina Blazin, 24, student of direction from
Ljubljana/ Slovenia. Her films concern alienation and aimlessness,
city -exploration and metamorphoses - Unplugged (2002)
and A day in the city (2003).
Anyanwu Okechuwu Chima, 27, cinematographer
and editor from Lagos/ Nigeria. His work include Lake of Fire
and Who Killed the Governor? and the soap opera Candles
in the Wind.
Tanja Dabo, 33, freelance artist and academic
fellow at the University of Rijeka/ Croatia. Her performances
and exhibitions reflect the relation between art and institution
and the differences in detail when two people seemingly talk about
the same thing. Her projects include Sanitation (2002)
and Maintenance: RibCage (2003).
Didzis Eglitis, 24, actor and director from
Riga/ Latvia. He worked on different sound- projects, at the National
Opera Latvia and is currently producing the radio play Dun
of two - which is recorded in public and includes passers
by in a game of interactive elements.
Isabel Grahs, 35, director and filmmaker
from Cologne/ Germany. Her work moves between commercial TV-productions
(e.g. Start campaigns of Das Jugendgericht on the TV channel
RTL) and freelance theatre- and film projects such as work.out.international,
an analysis of the labour market with an international cast.
Sinje Homann, 31, theatre pedagogue and
director from Zurich/ Switzerland. She worked at Schlachthaus
Theatre Bern, has realised different children- and youth theatre
productions and is committed to the subjects of identity and migration.
Her projects include Auftrag: Partisaninnen vs. Konsumgören
and Pi - eine Annäherung an 3,1415 Menschen.
Katja Illner, 23, studies communication
design with main focus on film and photography in Düsseldorf/
Germany. Her work can be described as somewhere between documentation
and direction and deals with the question of which aspects of
a person can actually be communicated and how visual language
can be used for this.
Letricija Linardic, 33, artist and instructor
at the University of Rijeka/ Croatia. She considers film to be
medium of manipulation, which makes use of the fears of the spectators.
Her projects include the video installation The Water Dream.
Gunar Otto, student of audiovisual media/
camera at the TFH Berlin. He is working on a documentary about
fans of the folk music combo Kastelruther Spatzen between
everyday city life and life in the mountains.
Branka Pavlovic, 30, film- and TV editor
from Belgrade/ Serbia and Montenegro. She has worked with Emir
Kusturica and Dragan Marinkovic and investigates the trail of
hidden alliances between people and places, present and past and
the crossover of time and space.
Alisher Primkulov, 22, director and journalist
from Dushanbe/ Tajikistan. He worked as translator at the Afghan-
Tajik border, made different film clips for the UN Development
Program and directed the
documentary "CAIP in GARM" (2003).
Mahmood Shah Salimi, 30, director and producer
from Kabul/ Afghanistan, worked at the BBC as scriptwriter for
Afghan soap operas, as a lecturer and translator.
Renzo Solórzano, 30, actor and director
from Costa Rica, lives and works in Hildesheim/ Germany as a part
of German society and in the same time as a "projection space
for the unfamiliar". He has acted in Geschichten vom Vögeln
- ein Jugendtheaterstück (2004) and Schon scharf
Krassimir Terziev, 35, painter, video artist
and photographer from Sofia/ Bulgaria. His work concerns the clichés
of contemporary urban cultures, the mystification of national
values, memory and social amnesia.
Wanja Wotschek, student of audiovisual media/
camera at the TFH Berlin. His films include Herzstück
by Heiner Müller and he is currently working on a film based
on a poem by Georg Trakl.
Michael Würfel, 32, translator, documentist
and carpenter from Berlin. His films include Urlaub mit anpacken
(2003) and Leben unter Palmen - das Ökodorf Sieben Linden
(2002). His next film will work out home feelings in a small tourist
area called Pfronten in the Allgäu.
Gähwiler, Lukas; Media and Video Artist / Filmmaker
/ Zurich/ Switzerland
Evelyn Arndt, 37, cultural pedagogue and puppeteer
from Dusseldorf/ Germany. She has attended workshops with Robert
Wilson and Phelim McDermott and has worked on Warten auf Seemann,
a play for children and adults that concerns a sailor's desire
Mariela Canzler, 20, assistant stage designer
from Muhlheim/ Ruhr. She recently completed an internship at Fidena,
a puppet theatre festival at Bochum.
Amy Carrigan, 26, from New York/ USA, widely
travelled explorer, puppeteer, puppet maker and musician. She
is working on a play about Andy Warhol that deals with capitalism,
consumption and human beings as products.
Susanne Claus, 28, student of puppertry
from Berlin, worked with Tom Kühnel at theatre Basel as a
puppeteer and actress and with Lukas Langhoff at the Kammerspiele
Christian Fuchs, 31, director and lecturer
at the Franz Liszt College Weimar/ Germany. In his recent puppet
/ musical theatre production, The Little Mermaid changes
from a puppet creature into a human being.
Mirjam Hofmann, 34, actress from Zurich/
Switzerland. She works in the freelance theatre scene (including
Klebe mir Gott den Mund nicht zu at the Tuchlaube theatre)
and makes glove puppets. Our favourite: Der alte Sack in seinem
Anne-Kathrin Klatt, freelance puppeteer
and designer from Stuttgart/ Germany. Her productions include
the underwater collage Mermaid and Mona Alma, in
which Oskar Kokoschkas visions of the 'perfect woman' are investigated
Tamara Jovanovic, 27 costume and stage designer
from Belgrad/ Serbia and Montenegro. She is interested in grotesque,
satirical theatre and puppets as a medium to react to political
Ivana Koraksic, 25, student of direction
from Belgrad/ Serbia and Montenegro, fire juggler and clown. She
is interested in grotesque theatre and the combination of different
Lorena Monsalve a.k.a. Tank, Columbian-Venezuelan student
from Goteborg/ Sweden, multimedia techno artist and circus-loving
freak. He builds puppets and mechanical creatures and is working
on the Flesh Machine Project, which consists of a wearable
robot arm, a wireless camera and a video projection.
Sylvia Pendzik, 27, culture and media pedagogue and puppeteer
student from Berlin/ Germany. She works with unprivileged children,
as assistant director and in street theatre.
Sandra Pauly, 32, performing artist from
Berlin and co-founder of the Stabfigurencompany, in which
five players with ten bars create a two metre figure that reaches
non-verbal contact with its environment.
Kirsten Roß, 33, puppeteer, director
and pedagogue. Is touring through Germany with different one-man-shows
as Puppentheater Pulcinella since 1999. Amongst others
she put on stage Gulliver" of J. Swift for the swiss group
Theaterpack as a director.
Jacob Sejersgaard, 29, Danish artist, lecturer
and activist from Brussels/ Belgium. He has worked with Laura
Guglielmetto and Hakon Atli Halldorsson in different projects
on the sociology of public spaces and the order in chaos and took
part in a festival in Ostende with a video installation that dealt
with Peer Gynt and Ibsen.
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Michael Hatzius, student of puppetry at the Ernst Busch
College of Performing Arts in Berlin.
Bernard Akoi-Jackson, 25, painter, artist and art therapist
from Tema/ Ghana, works as an author and in the field of integrative
art amongst other things. His most recent project is an installation
at the Goethe- Institut Accra, Watch AIDS.
Adriana Bernal, 28, photographer and designer
from Bogotá/ Columbia, worked amongst others as an art
designer for the International Theatre Festival in Bogotá
and as a photographer for the Goethe Institut.
Stevan Bodroza, 26, director and scenographer
from Belgrade/ Serbia and Montenegro. He investigates space constructions,
deconstructs and reinvents them and understands space as the materialisation
of inner worlds. His theatre projects include Tattoo Lesson
and The World Improver.
Ida Daniel, 26, director and author from
Sofia/Bulgaria, urban shepherd and city pilgrim. She works on
the theory of identity and has assisted Leon Daniel at the Bulgarian
National Theatre on Der Besuch by Dürrenmatt amongst
Gudrun Dietzfelbinger, 32, director and
art pedagogue from Auerbach/ Germany, is head of Theatre School
Auerbach. She develops open-air theatre plays with laities,
in which landscape turns to scenery and scenes extend to 17 kilometres.
Martin Fernández, 26, performer,
director and artist from Buenos Aires/ Argentina. He recently
worked on the Mutation Project with Dirk Cieslak in Berlin
and Buenos Aires.
Siri Frech, 33, landscape architect and
artist from Berlin, works photographically on movement and space.
Her diploma thesis is on Design and Structure - a Semiotic
Interpretation according to Umberto Eco.
Ellen Friis, 30, Danish theatre studies
expert and student of interdisciplinary art from Berlin/ Germany.
She is working on a project on The World as a Stage - her
enquiries led her from gypsies in Berlin- Mitte to hypnotists
in Treptow to the Palast der Republik in Mitte, from which
she let Jackie Kennedy emerge.
Nathan Fuhr, 27, American conductor, musician,
dramaturg and performer. Surfer estranged from the ocean in Amsterdam/Holland,
working interdisciplinarily on daily life workflows and circuits
of time and rhythm, and with his groups Collision Palace and Black
Tan Tricks in the exploration of improvisation languages and energy.
Dr. Stefan Krankenhagen, 34, curator and
instructor from Berlin/ Germany. He is interested in the concurrence
of different historical spaces in the city. His current project
is The Home as a Utopia/ Other Spaces at the University
of Mannheim, that deals with different spaces of art.
Annabel Lange, 28, student of scenography
and media art from Karlsruhe/ Germany. She works on the deconstruction
of existent images of space, the conception of temporary design
and its material realisation.
Astrea Pejovic, 20, student from Belgrade,
organiser of the First International Theatre Festival for students
in Serbia and Montenegro and member of the Playground Project,
a forum of presentation for young artists from different disciplines.
Zusana Reznikova, 26, artist from Usobi/
Czech Republic. She puts performances and theatrical intervention
into social contexts, worked on the project Art for social
change - play against violence in Macedonia and designed websites
for different institutions.
Tatiana Eva Saphir, 29, actress and director
assistance from Buenos Aires/ Argentina. She acted in Tan de repente
by Diego Lerman, which won the Special Price of the Jury and the
Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival. She could be seen
recently in Dirk Cieslaks' Mutation Project in Berlin and
Nikolai Schetnev, 28, dancer and choreographer
from Arkhangelsk/ Russland. He has worked with the Italian company
ALEFdanzaateatro and with the Russian choreographer Alexander
Pepeljaev at theatre Kinetik in Moscow amongst other things. His
solo work includes In Silence.., in which he performs a
lost Pas de Deux in time and space to the sounds of Chopin, the
ocean and sea gulls.
Jakub Szreder, 27, sociologist, producer
and curator from Krakow/ Poland. His work deals with the tension
between local aspects of urban folklore and nomadism of art. He
was the project curator at the Goethe Institut Krakow and is at
present the curator for HutArt, a festival to reanimate
the former industrial district Nowa Huta.
Vladimir Us, 23, painter, artist and lecturer
from Chisinau/ Moldavia. His work deals with the relation between
human and nature, symbols and architecture and the circumstances
through which people are conditioned by law, moral and certain
Petra Zanki, 26, theatre scientist and artist
from Zagreb/ Croatia. She places dance in a social context. She
initiated and performed Sofa jamming in public spaces and
is working on Laredo, which "symbolises any place,
no place. Empty and ready for recomposition."
Henriette Huppmann, 25, student of theatre studies and
communication science at the FU Berlin, co-founder of the theatre
group Kollektiv VolkArt, with which she workes at Women's
Prison Lichtenberg amongst other things.
Sofia Bustorff, 35, German- Portuguese communication studies
graduate, artist and producer from the USA. She has worked with
the performance group mamapapa in Prague and on documentary
performances for theatre, dance and music. Her performances in
2004 include dancing villages and element.al.
Iana Blajeva, 23, photographer from Sofia/
Bulgaria, works as a reporter and portrait photographer and has
been working as a film photographer since 2003.
Joanna Czarowska- Sprawka, 27, architect
and light designer from Warsaw/ Poland. She is currently working
on lighting concepts for an old factory in Lodz and for an office
building in Warsaw.
Jakub Deml, 26, artist, designer and lecturer
from Stochov/ Czech Republic. In his current project in Ohrid/
Macedonia he is working on the relationship of inner landscapes
and city landscapes.
Vesselin Detelinov Dimov, 28, director from
Sofia/ Bulgaria, uses light as a conceptual and essential medium
of dramaturgy. He directed Momo by Michael Ende and is
working on the performance Few Steps silence with plays
by Samuel Beckett.
Young Ji-hyun, 30, Korean dancer and choreographer
from Amsterdam/ Netherlands, works on the differences between
every day life and performance. She danced in Out of Time (choreography:
Hong Sin-Cha in Seoul/ South Korea) and planned and performed
The Engagement of Ordinary Life: Crossing the Bridge with the
Awareness of a Performer in Amsterdam.
Milica Komlenic, 27, Serbian architect and
light designer from Wismar/ Germany. She is working on her master's
thesis on Manipulation of Space Perception, which deals
with the possibilities to influence reality and illusions by light.
Karsten Komp, 29, architect from Hanover/
Germany, works on the abnormalities of every day life, the interactions
of space and its use and the image of a city. His projects include
Entschuldigung, darf ich mal erfahren, was sie da machen?
- an installation in a porter's lodge.
Lissa Lehmenkühler, 25, student of
scenic arts from Hildesheim/ Germany. She is working on the project
Hotel Europa, which deals with the state of the transitory,
the 'big myths' and narrations of the Ancient World and their
adaptation and realisation in contemporary Europe.
Jaka Simenc, 30, light designer from Ljubljana/
Slovenia. His work deals with the symbolism of colours, forms,
the different meanings of diverse lighting, the interaction of
light, sound and space. He also worked as a light designer for
the performances Kaktus unter Strom (2000) and S.K.I.N
Sören Strayle, 34, designer from Oberboihingen/
Germany. His work has included lighting concept for the city of
Bremerhaven, which dealt with the urbanistic and problematic characteristics
of the city.
Mira Voigt, 27, stage designer and master's
student in book illustration from Berlin/ Germany. She is working
on a concept for the Ring- Award, a competition for young
stage designers and directors and also assisted at Baumeister
Solneß at the Akademietheater Wien ( directed by Thomas
Ostermeier, stage design: Jan Pappelbaum ).
Margita Zalite, 24, student of cultural
studies from Riga/ Latvia, manager, curator and translator. She
was part of the organisational team to coordinate the Dalai Lama's
visit to Riga, is soprano at the Latvian State Choir and was curator
of an exhibition at the Goethe- Institut Riga: Europa- wählen.
Klaus Zehbe, 33, actor from Berlin/ Germany,
studies World Heritage Studies at the Technical University Cottbus
- a master's course that deals with the worlds cultural and natural
heritage. He works on the relationship between substantial historic
sites and the involved traditions.
Annelie Kops, 26, architect, photographer and professional
city enthusiast from Berlin/ Germany. She deals with the virtual
levels of the city: imaginative, reproduced and fiddled realities.
She is also an associate of the AIIRBAG design Studio New York/
Viet Dang, 25, dancer, choreographer and anchorman from
Basel/ Switzerland, was Switzerland's Disco King master,
has danced with DJ Bobo and teaches hip hop.
Maciej Florek, 23, dancer and choreographer
from Warsaw/ Poland and performs and produces contemporary dance,
breakdance and hip-hop. He is currently working on the first Polish
hip-hop theatre project 12 Banges.
Laura Guglielmetto, 23, dancer from Turin/
Italy. She works in public spaces, develops performances for children
(Aquarebelo) and teaches ballet and improvisation.
Magdalen Hayes, 24, American / German dancer
and choreographer from London/ Great Britain. She is the founding
member and artistic director of the international multimedia dance
company La Ventana and has directed workshops in prisons
amongst other things.
Konstantin Kolesov, 19, Russian actor from
Tashkent/ Uzbekistan. He knows how to dance Mazurka, Uzbekistani
and Russian Folk dances and has experience in acrobatics.
Abhilash Ningappa, 26, dancer and choreographer
from Bangalore/ India, was trained in contemporary dance, Kalari,
Yoga and Capoeira and has a black belt in Karate. He recently
took part in various international festivals with no way out,
an exploration of the conflict between reality and individual
Sanja Ristic, 24, freelance artist and dancer
from Basel/ Switzerland. She worked with the compagnie Be Willie
and was anchorwoman and editor at the music channel Viva Swizz.
Claudia Saalmüller, 23, theatre studies
expert and dance student from Munich/ German. She performs modern
dance and hip-hop and has also worked on Scandinavian (dance-)
culture. Her next project will be a choreography that converts
sign language into dance.
Zdenka Svitekova, 26, dancer, choreographer
and dance teacher from Bratislava/ Slovakia, recently choreographed
Floux and Emerged naked and performed at the Cairo
Festival for Experimental Theatre amongst other things.
Evelina Usupova, 20, studies at the Ilkhom
Theatre School of Drama in Tashkent/ Uzbekistan and has attended
workshops with Mick Gordon and Francois Clavier.
John Wheelan, 32, Irish producer and performer
from Edinburgh/ Great Britain. He works as multimedia performer
and is founding member of the PARIP Forum in Scotland (Practice
As Research In Performance).
Ivana Sajevic, theatre studies student from Berlin.