Bibiana Jiménez, born in Colombia, danced as a soloist at the choreographic theater of Johann Kresnik in Bogotá, Berlin, the Salzburg Festival, Hanover and Bonn; She worked for Reinhild Hoffmann in Austria and Germany and for Susanne Linke in Bonn. Her own choreographies are dedicated to the topic of women and especially of social justice in this context. She showed her projects in Bogotá, Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Naples, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Bremen. She developed choreographies for acting for the Stadttheater Klagenfurt Austria, for the Trikster Theater Moscow in Cologne and Russia and for the Wehrtheater in "Rockaby" and "Mein eigen Fleisch und Blut" in Cologne, Bonn, Mallorca and Tilburg. She founded in 2015 the _XX_TanzTheater and was nominated for the Cologne Dance Theater Prize SK Foundation in 2016 with her play "XX Fortuna" and 2017 with "I am Farkhunda"
mechtild tellmann kulturmanagement, founded in 2008, has since become an office for cultural work with a focus on cultural management, press and public relations in the fields of contemporary dance and experimental theater. The aim of the agency is - in addition to the classical guest acquisition - by consulting, networking, concept creation, implementation of training such as workshops for cultural workers in Germany and abroad, production support and realization, real opportunities and freedom for artists and cultural workers to (he) in which they can realize their artistic visions.
Barbara Kastner dramaturge, studied Theater and Communication Science (Berlin) and Scenic Arts (Campinas / Brazil). The first engagements were at the Theaterhaus Jena and the Städtische Bühnen Münster. From 2004 to 2008 she worked freelance (including Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, Artheater Cologne, Roxy Basel, Theaterhaus Hildesheim, Theater unterm Dach Berlin and T-Werk Potsdam). Teaching assignments in Berlin and Hildesheim, currently in Klagenfurt. Translations from Portuguese. From 2008 to 2011 she was engaged at Ballhaus Naunynstraße in Berlin, then four seasons at Theater Krefeld and Mönchengladbach. Since 2016, she works freelance again u.a. at the Theater der Keller Cologne, Theater Blaue Maus Munich, Theater unterm Dach Berlin and Theaterhaus Hildesheim.
Andrea Bleikamp began her assistant director on the stages of the city of Cologne with Günter Krämer during her studies. Since 1998 she works continuously with the Wehrtheater, which she has been managing since 2009. Her dance-theater production Rockaby was nominated for the Cologne Dance Award 2015. Together with three partners, she founded the "Rocket Club" (virtual acting club without permanent venue), a producer label that connects the punk rock scene with the experimental theater and is a lecturer for acting / directing in Comedia. 2011 Founding of the small Wehrli military theater with its first own production. With the piece "Caput VIII - Heine in Müllem", she was awarded the Kurt Hackenberg Prize for political theater in 2017.
Carl Ludwig Hübsch composer, tubist, percussionist. Born in Freiburg. As a tubist is a sought-after interpreter both at home and abroad. Played concerts of improvised, new or jazz-like music with well-known masters of these genres. Numerous radio and CD productions as well as theater music compositions. Scholarships in Switzerland and the USA. Prizewinner of the "Jazzpott" (Essen), SWR New JazzMeeting 2012, composer Einsiedler Welttheater 2013, inventor and curator of the platform Unidentified Events.
Lisa Freudenthal freelance dancer and choreographer, studied dance and choreography at the Fontys Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg and the Broadway Dance Center NYC. As a stage dancer she works u. a. at 687 Performance (D), brick house production (D), Jelena Kostic (NL), Bibiana Jimenez (D). She is a choreographer and dancer of the Fantastic Five Ensemble. Guest choreographer at TellMe - Personal Stories (Tanzania), International Dance Days in Suriname, The Nairobi Festival of Media and Performance. With her own ensemble "The Ordinary Dance Theater" she produces urban dance theater.
Geraldine Rosteius was born in Brazil and grew up in Germany. She studied stage dance at the University of Music and Dance Cologne and the Folkwang University Essen. She then danced as a freelance dancer for Maura Morales, Johannes Wieland and Emanuele Soavi. In addition, her first own production "Metanoia" premiered together with the musician Mr. Shirazi in the orangery. Most recently, she danced in "Die Jahreszeiten" at the Forum am Schlosspark in Ludwigsburg (choreography: Vlasova / Pawlica). Since the end of March she is part of the dance theater under the direction of Bibiana Jiménez.
Robina Steyer completed her education at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. This was followed by engagements at the theaters Opera Cologne, Magdeburg and Bonn and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. She presented her own choreographies at the Dance Festival in Budapest, at the Contact Energy Competition in Erfurt and in Tokyo. In 2011 she received a scholarship from the Kunststiftung NRW as a young talent in dance. Afterwards she danced at the Stadttheater Gießen and Theater Lüneburg. Since 2014 she has been a member of the ensemble at the Theater St.Gallen - Switzerland.
Deborah Sophia Leist is a dancer from Germany. She studied Philosophy at the University of Cologne and Sport at the German Sport University, focusing on movement theater and dance. She also attended the Broadway Dance School in New York City for nearly a year, where she received an Outstanding Student Award for her versatile talents. She was involved in many international projects. She was an artistic assistant in the play "ickkultur" choreographed by Patricia Noworoll. Most recently she was in Tanzania with the project "Tell me-life worlds" in the artistic direction of André Jolles. She is currently choreographed by Lisa Freudenthal and the play "Kölsche Mädchen" by Bibliana Jiménez and in the company "the Ordinary Dance Theater" by "Woman Hood".
Sara Blasco born in Valencia / Spain, studied contemporary dance at the Conservatory of Music and Dance Valencia. She was a dancer in the Palau de las Arts Reina Sofía and in Opera de Valencia in works under the choreographic direction of Esther Balfe and La Fura Dels Baus. Since 2012 she works as a dancer and choreographic assistant for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. At the same time she works as a freelance dancer in various companies.
Juan Bockamp Born in Spain, he started dancing in England. Visited Mainz, the promotion class of the Staatstheater with Martin Schläpfer. He completed his studies at the Conservatorio Professional de Danza "Carmen Amaya" in Madrid and at the Instituto Universitario "Alicia Alonso". His first engagement was at Ballet Joven de Cámara de Madrid. Guest dancers at the Ballet Rossa, Aalto Theater, Balletthagen, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Staatstheater Schwerin, Cologne Opera and permanent ensemble member at the Staatstheater Cottbus until 2015.
Hauke Martens in Hannover geboren und ist in Ostfriesland aufgewachsen. Mit 8 Jahren hat er mit klassischem Tanz angefangen. Im Alter von 15 Jahren ging er an die königlich dänischen Ballettschule Holstebro, welches durch ein Stipendium ermöglicht wurde und wodurch er den zeitgenössischen Tanz kennen gelernt hat. Mit 17 Jahren fing Hauke Martens an, an der Folkwang Universität der Künste zu studieren und absolvierte mit einem Bachelor of Arts: Tanz. Er hat mit Choreographen wie Susanne Linke, Jorge Puerta Armenta und Giorgia Maddamma zusammen gearbeitet. Zur Zeit arbeitet er als freischaffender Tänzer in Deutschland
Hannah Rinaldi (dance / performance) lives in Cologne. After completing her dance education at the Center for Contemporary Dance / Academy of Music and Dance Cologne in 2010, she began working as a freelance dancer with various choreographers and companies, such as In-Jung Jun, FACE Ensemble, FREIraum Ensemble, Reut Shemesh, IP Dance and others. In addition to the dance work with voice and speaking roles form another focus. Since 2017 she works with Bibiana Jimenez Dance Theater. Today she works as an independent makeup artist.
Johanna May is an actress and theater maker. She studied in Hamburg and has been working interdisciplinary since then. She turned u. a. a ZDF feature film (directed by Peter Weck) and a commercial for Becks beer in Australia, played at the Thalia Theater Hamburg (rehearsal stage) and in the Wilhelma / Stuttgart, was nominated for the Theaternachwuchspreis Puck in Cologne. She finds herself on a CD cover of Toten Hosen (photo Andreas Gursky), toured Russia (conductor Viacheslav Ignatov, Maria Litvinova) and since 2017 plays her own piece about the Messie woman in Cologne (directed by Tilmann Schillinger). Soon she will be seen in the new ZDF feature film by Sinan Akkus. Dance theater under the choreography of Bibiana Jiménez (Colombia) and Marjaleena Hirvonen (Finland) are further stages of her work.
Arthur Schopa born 1983 in Leverkusen. He studied dance at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne and at the Center for Contemporary Dance (ZZT). Since 2010 he works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and trainer. Mostly he works as a dancer for free dance productions, which ia. Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Croatia, Bulgaria, Malta, Poland and Austria. Since 2013 he choreographed at the Schauspielhaus Bochum and founded the FREIraum Ensemble in Cologne in the same year. As a contemporary coach, he trains companies at theaters, freelance ensembles and gives educators training for dance theater work with young people.
Klemcy Salsa dancer, choreographer and lighting designer from Colombia. She studies scenic representation at the University of Autonoma del Caribe (Colombia) and specializes in modern dance (Graham technique and choreography). Further education in dance has taken her in England, Indonesia, Egypt and Italy as well as lighting design in Italy with Lucio Baldo and Graziano Gambarelli (Arena di Verona). She is a trained teacher of the MIDA (Association of Italian Dance Teachers). Lighting design for the opening of the Plart Museum Naples and for various dance and theater productions in Italy, Spain and Colombia.