Studio LaborGras - Saturday Evening Improvisation with LaborGras, Susanne Linke, Anna Huber and Guests

Saturday March 17th, 20:00

Saturday Evening Improvisation

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Susanne Linke, Anna Huber, Renate Graziadei, Ulrike Ruf, Michael Vorfeld & Arthur Stäldi

Saturday Evening Improvisation

Susanne Linke: dance
Anna Huber: dance
Renate Graziadei: dance
Ulrike Ruf: cello
Michael Vorfeld: percussion
Arthur Stäldi: light
Studio LaborGras - Saturday Evening Improvisation with LaborGras, Susanne Linke, Anna Huber and Guests

Susanne Linke, unifies the heritage of German pre-war Ausdruckstanz with contemporary German dance theater. She has had decisive influence on Germany’s choreographic landscape. She received her education from Mary Wigman in Berlin before studying at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. From 1970-1973 she was a dancer at the Folkwang Tanz Studio with the Artistic Director Pina Bausch. At the same time she developed her own first choreographic works. Within a few short years she attained international acclaim for her solos („ Im Bade wannen“, „Schritte verfolgen“, her Dore Hoyer reconstruction “Afectos humanos“, among others) and her group pieces. She was awarded numerous prizes for her choreographies and she toured throughout Europe, India, Australia and South and North America. For almost ten years, until the summer of 1985, Susanne Linke headed the Folkwang Tanz Studio. Since then she has also worked as an independent choreographer and dancer, and has been invited regularly by international companies to create guest choreographies, for example, by the Limón Company in New York, the Kibbutz Company, the GRCOP at the Paris Opera and the Netherlands Dance Theater, among others. At the beginning of the 1990s she founded the “Company Susanne Linke” and created two works: „Ruhr-Ort" and „Märkische Landschaften". During this period she was an artist in residence at the Hebbel-Theater, Berlin. Together with her partner Urs Dietrich as a co-director, she created a new company at the Bremen Theater in 1994 and toured in Southeast Asia and Middle America.

She remained there as the Director of Dance Theater until 2000. In the years 2000-2001 Susanne Linke was a founding member of the Choreographisches Zentrum Essen and its designated Artistic Director. At the Choreographisches Zentrum Essen she created the solo-duo piece “Tanz-Dis-Tanz” together with Urs Dietrich, as well as the reconstruction of her solo “Schritte Verfolgen” in 2007. Since 2001 she has continued to be active as an independent choreographer, among others for the Grassi School in Milano, the Kibbutz Dance School in Israel, Versiliadanza Florenz and the Folkwang Hochschule Essen. In 2004 she created her solo “VISTItatiON“, commissioned by Carolyn Carlson. She also created new choreographies for the Paris Opera (2005), the Limón Dance Company New York ( 2004), the Choreographisches Theater Bonn ( 2007), the Aalto Theater Essen and the Jeanne Ruddy Dance Company Philadelphia (2008).

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Studio LaborGras - Saturday Evening Improvisation with LaborGras, Susanne Linke, Anna Huber and Guests

Anna Huber, after her dance studies in Zürich Anna Huber worked with different choreographers and directors in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, most recently with Jo Fabian and Helena Waldmann. She has been living and working in Berlin since 1989. She began with her own choreographic research while still a dancer at the Cottbus State Theatre.

In Berlin she created the solos in zwischen räumen (1995), brief letters (1996) and unsichtbarst (1998), her group piece die anderen und die gleichen (1999) as well as the duo l´autre et moi (1999) with the Taiwanese dancer Lin Yuan Shang, Stück mit Flügel with pianist Susanne Huber (2001) and the duet two,too with the Czech dancer Kristyna Lhotáková (2001). Since 2002/03 she has developed a number of site-specific performances, umwege, together with percussionist Fritz Hauser. In 2004 she choreographed wolkenstück for five dancers and two musicians as well as the solo hierundoderhierundoderhierundoderdort. In 2005 she created trois de pas, a trio at the Theater St. Gallen. In 2006 she collaborated again with Fritz Hauser for the piece handundfuss.

Anna Huber tours internationally with her pieces. In 1998 the critics declared her to be the most remarkable young choreographer. In 2001 she received the Ellys Gregor-Price from the Mary Wigmann-Gesellschaft, Cologne. In 2002 she is awarded the Hans Reinhart-Ring, the most prestigious theater award in Switzerland, as well as the first Swiss critic-jury prize for dance and choreography in 2002. In 2005 a studio grant from the Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr enables her to stay in London for a six-month residency. A longterm cooperation between the Dampfzentrale Bern and the annahuber.compagnie. commenced with the handundfuss production. From beginning 2007 Anna Huber will be generously supported by Kultur Stadt Bern, Amt für Kultur des Kantons Bern and Pro Helvetia Swiss Cultural Foundation in the framework of Projekt Tanz.

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Studio LaborGras - Saturday Evening Improvisation with LaborGras, Susanne Linke, Anna Huber and Guests

Renate Graziadei born in Austria, began her dance training in Switzerland. She then went to New York for three years to study, live and work, most notably as a dancer for the Nina Wiener dance company. Upon her return to Europe, she worked with Rui Horta at the S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt and then moved on to the dance group COAX in Hamburg. In the fall of 1994 she established the LaborGras collective with Arthur Stäldi. In 1997 and 1998 she received a grant from the danceWEB programme during the ‘International Weeks of Dance’ in Vienna. In 1997 she was additionally profiled in the critic’s survey of the magazine ballet international / tanz aktuell as ‘upcoming female dancer’. Since 1996 she has been teaching contemporary technique regularly in various institutions in Gemrany and internationally. Since summer 2004 she has been working as rehearsal director for Sasha Waltz & Guests for the productions Impromptus, Dialoge 06 –
Radiale Systeme, Medea, Romeo & Juliette and Métamorphoses. Since 2008 she is also dancing with Sasha Walz & Guests in the projects Jagden and Formen, Dialoge 09 and Métamorphoses.

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