2015 100° Berlin Festival

Berlin Diagonale on February 27 and 28, 2015

Hauptsache Frei

Berlin Diagonale from April 15 through April 18, 2015

2015 Augenblick mal!

Berlin Diagonale on April 23, 2015

2015 Tanz im August

Berlin Diagonale on August 29, 2015

Berlin Diagonale at 2015 Tanz im August
Dock 11 Saturday, 29. August 2015

Date Saturday, 29.8.2015, 15:00 Uhr

Berlin Diagonale was already present at Tanz im August in 2013 and 2014 and offered diverse insights in the independently produced dance and performance community of Berlin. We are once again warmly inviting all visiting industry professionals and (inter)national curators to get to know more than 20 groups and artists from Berlin and their working methods and productions.

Colette Sadler & Philine Rinnert, MS Schrittmacher, Alexander Carrillo, Katharina Haverich, Amit Jacobi, NOVOFLOT, Bridge Markland, Anna Berndtson, Maria Colusi (M.A.E.K Group), Barbara Berti, Christoph Winkler, Diana Neranti, Ana Jelušic, Ana Trincão, Efrat Stempler, Helena Botto, Katia Engel, LAVAMOVER Company, MY LOVELY WHITE DOG, Aline Landreau, post theater, T3 Kollektiv, Theater o.N. and She She Pop will present themselves and their work in Saal 1 and Saal 3 of Dock 11.

Asaf Aharonson, Ruairí Donovan, Hana Lee Erdmann, Sheena McGrandles and Zinzi Buchanan will present excerpts from their work.

Photography by Stefan Röhl


Showing at 3 pm

Sheena McGrandles
Objects, Animals & Perversions

With: Asaf Aharonson, Ruairí Donovan, Hana Lee Erdman, Sheena McGrandles and Zinzi Buchanan
Five Berlin based artists curate a four day event and present 3 of their current works that offer an echo, different perspective or just friendship to discuss the proximity of objects, animals & perversions. On the last evening they extend the platform to invited guests, speakers, and other artworks. As part of Berlin Diagonale the artists offer a performative milieu, interweaving the three dance works in order to expose their curatorial frame through choreographic practices; extracting perversions from culture, eroticizing the object, and celebrating intimate companionship.

Artist Profiles


Alexander Carrillo is a Colombian artist based in Berlin. Dancer, choreographer and creator, his research interest lays on a reflection of the ‚ugly‘ and grotesque in humans, as a mirror of reality; questioning ideas of ‚beauty‘ and the role of the audience in the performing arts. He‘s currently investigating the influence of indigenous traditions and customs in Western societies. His work is developed through historical research with a contemporary point of view, looking into the personal, social and political through an interdisciplinary approach.


In her work, choreographer, performer and sound-designer Aline Landreau intertwines textures to question processes of recognition within the performing art. She develops a shifting and archaic identity, and creates dedicated environments, inside proposals bordering experimental music and visual arts. Aline Landreau graduated from the Essais master program at CNDC d‘Angers in 2013 and collaborates since several years with Emmanuelle Huynh and Vincent Dupont. She also proposes regularly workshops and co-founded the choreographic network Météores.

Amit Jacobi

Amit Jacobi was born in 1981 in Israel and lives since twelve years in Berlin. His work connects forms of visual theatre, performance, video and dance referring to technology, the relationship between art and market and the German-Israeli relationship. In 2014 he was granted a „Einstiegsförderung“ for his project „Mazal Tov, Performancekunst“ and 2015 a „Einzelprojektförderung“ for „We know what‘s hot where and when“, both from the Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Ana Jelušic

Ana Jelušic is a choreographer based in Berlin. She studied English and Spanish at the University of Zagreb but then decided to dedicate herself to dance and to go study in the BA programme: ‚Dance, Context, Choreography‘ at HZT(UdK) in Berlin. She has finished the degree and has made her first piece ‚The Room Series: Names‘, the first part of a series in which she deals choreographically with the space of a room. She has further developed the work in a residency at Tanzquartier Wien. Now she would like to present the work to a wider audience.

Ana Trincao

Ana Trincano is a Portuguese multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin since 2010. She completed her Master’s, SODA at UDK in 2012. During her studies she conducted research on body and sound relationships – “Making Visible the Invisible”. Ana has a BA in Visual Arts by ESAD.CR (PT)/University of Hildesheim (DE). Since the age of 5 she practiced a variety of dance techniques. Lately she is dedicated to yoga, klein technique and voice work. Since 2007, Ana develops projects that cross dance and visual arts: „Untitled until today „ (2007), “Flight of a territory“ (2008) „Untitled with paper“ (2010) „Aletheia“ (2010), “Crystal” (2011), “Pink-Room” (2013) and „Homage“ (2013). Her works have been presented in Portugal, Spain, Germany, India, Mexico, Brazil and Romania.

Anna Berndtson

Anna Berndtson is a Swedish performance artist. Her body and her own perception are placed in the centre of her work, which transgress boundaries, with minimalism as a goal. Her work is challenging and the reduction of the visual image is fundamental in her performances, videos and photographs. She is a graduate of Dartington College of Arts, UK as well as the performance class of Marina Abramovic at the HBK Braunschweig, Germany. She now lives and works in Sweden and Germany, working foremost with Long Duration Live Performance Art.

Barbara Berti

I am choreographer and dancer, working in Berlin since 2011. In the last years I am developing an approach to dance performance, which represents also one part of my research, in which an interaction is created on stage in order to examine the relationship between the audience and the performers. My style is rooted in graphic design, physical theatre, dance and meditation; I had explored also different techniques in contemporary dance, contact, Body-Mind Centering approaches and healing.

Bridge Markland

The Berlin performer Bridge Markland is a virtuoso of role change and transformation. She is an artist who effortlessly crosses boundaries between dance, theatre, performance, cabaret and puppet theatre. For 30 years, Bridge Markland has performed to great acclaim on stages in Berlin, Germany, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia. She works as a solo artist or collaborates with artists from various genres.

Christoph Winkler

Christoph Winkler is one of the most versatile choreographers in Germany. His work covers a wide range of formats and deals with topics both of a very personal nature as well as highly political contributions to current social discourse. His works consistently deal with topics that reference issues currently discussed in society at large, but that also directly pertain to and affect the art form of dance. The solo “Baader – A Choreography of Radicalisation” was invited to the German Dance Platform in 2012 and dancer Martin Hansen was named Dance of the Year by the German leading dance journal “tanz” that same year for his role in the piece. That same year “The True Face” won the FAUST Prize of the Deutsche Bühnenverein in the category “Best Choreography”.

Colette Sadler & Philine Rinnert

Colette Sadler Born Glasgow 1974. Works and lives in berlin since 2006. Colette trained in Classical Ballet and then completed her BA (Hons) at The Laban Centre, London. She worked internationally as a dancer between 1994-2002. Her choreographic works include: dDumY: another myself (2006), The Making of Doubt (2008), Musical (2009), I not I (2011), Variations #1 (On Order And Anarchy), (2013), We Are The Monsters (2014) and Notebook Series (2014) in collaboration with German stage designer Philine Rinnert and GEIST (2015) Her works for theatre and gallery contexts have been presented Internationally. Sadler often gives master classes and workshops recent invitations include: Critical Path, Sydney, Australia (2014) and Freie University, Berlin, (2015).

Diana Neranti

I am an emerging Performance Artist based in Berlin, originally from Romania, and a recent graduate of the University of the West of Scotland, from which I obtained a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Performance. I am particularly keen on an inter-media approach to performance, on using montage techniques to combine text, dance, video projection and sound in order to derive an audio-visual poetry with an emotional impact and creative involvement for the audience.

Efrat Stempler

Efrat Stempler: Choreograpy/Dramaturgy/Workshops. grew up in Tel Aviv, Efrat works since 2004 in Berlin. 1995-1998 she danced in the Bat-Sheva and Barak Marshall dance companies. 2001 she finished Theatre Directing studies in the Tel Aviv Univeristy. Since 2002 she works as a dancer and co-worker in MS Schrittmacher company. In 2006 she founded her own company - cie Efrat Stempler. Since 7 years she works as a choreographer for acting in Poland, Germany and Switzerland.

Helena Botto

Helena Botto is a portuguese dancer and choreographer established in Berlin since 2010. Since 2006, she directed and performed more than 10 stage performances. In Berlin she often presents at Uferstudios. In 2015 she concluded with distinction her M.A. in Solo/Dance/Authorship from HZT, UDK, Berlin. She has been interested in exploring mecha nisms of creating humor, non-sense; and grotesqueness as aesthetical procedures to deconstruct social and political issues.

Katharina Haverich

Katharina Haverich studied acting in Zurich, Theatre & Professional Practice in Coventry (England) and Theatre Studies in Berlin. She considers working at Kampnagel, Thalia Theater Hamburg, The Wooster Group and assisting Tania Bruguera, Nevin Aladağ and Okwui Enwezor at Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of her education. She currently works for the Centre for Political Beauty and the Institute for Artistic Research in Berlin. 2015, Mentee in the Performing Arts Program Berlin.

Katia Engel

I am a Choreographer and Visual Artist based in Berlin and Indonesia. My works in video, photography, performance have been presented internationally. Since 2012, I am collaborating with Indonesian dancers and choreographers on dance work, which have so far been produced and staged in Indonesia. 2016 we are planning to continue one of our projects, the performance serial „in between“ with a new production and performance in Berlin, Dock 11.


The Berlin based Contemporary Dance Company LAVAMOVER was founded in 2015 by the Choreorgapher Anne Gieseke. In addition to the 10th headed Company the LAVAMOVER traininggroup joins the regular Contemporary Class. First production of our Company is a revival of the contemporary choreorgaphy PRINT (ed)IT. In addition to the performance series, the piece was recorded in different sorroundings in Berlin. This and an accumulation of other pieces of the LAVAMOVER Company will slip in the first LAVAMOVER Dance Movie in 2016.

Maria Colusi (M.A.E.K Group)

Maria Colusi was born in Argentina. She studied dance and choreography in Argentina, USA and France. In Argentina she worked at Contemporary Ballet of Teatro San Martin, Tangokinesis and El Escote. In Europe she worked with H.Henning and W.Forsyte. Since 2003 she is a member of Sasha Waltz and Guest. She has also collaborated with theaters directors and artists as E. Rudnitzky,A.Tantanian,L.Suardi and B. Bell, among others. She creates her own artistic work: Tumbas de la Gloria, Cielo, Dedos Carmin in Buenos Aires and Witness, Taktstelle in Berlin.

MS Schrittmacher

MS Schrittmacher founded 1998 in Berlin. From the beginning, the group saw itself as a pool of freelance and long-term group dancers, actors, composers, authors as well as stage, costume and lighting designers and the artistic director Martin Stiefermann succeeded in giving the company an unmistakable artistic identity. MS Schrittmacher’s idiosyncratic signature is created by dealing with daily life, sociological theory and questions about general social phenomena.


MY LOVELY WHITE DOG dancecompany had been founded in 2009 in Uzès | France by Nathalie Larquet and Klaus Dilger. Since then they have created six full length evenings and Soloworks. Major works are INNERouterSPACES, WOMEN AMONG THE HORSES and WATERredSKY that had been premiered in June 2014 in FLOW DANCE FESTIVAL in Cologne. With the Solowork STRATEGIES OF THE IMPERCEPTIBLE they had been invited to BIENNALE DANZA DI VENEZIA -maraton of the unexpected - in 2012. In 2011-1st Prize CHOREOGRAPHIC CAPTURES for REHORSALS getting horses used to dance.


NOVOFLOT is an independent opera company based in Berlin. NOVOFLOT’s production and performance venues have been Hamburg State Opera, Ultraschall festival, the festival Warsaw Autumn, Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Trafó in Budapest, Transmediale, Haus der Berliner- Festspiele, Hamburger Bahnhof, Akademie der Künste and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. ! In 2014 NOVOFLOT was awarded with the George Tabori Prize.

post theater

post theater conceives their pieces based on research but does not avoid fiction. All video, sound, music and text materials are original creations for a particular piece. post theater, a multi-media performance, presented over 50 productions in more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe and the US. post theater creates performances in which the audience’s roles are shifting. Multi-media environments help to install audience and performers in spaces and ways that fit the subject matter. Sound, video and spatial concepts are as important as the skills of the performers.


She She Pop is a performance collective founded in the late 1990’s by graduates of the Applied Theater Studies program in Gießen. Members are Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou and Berit Stumpf. She She Pop develop their concepts and pieces outside of the hierarchic system and workdividing structures of classical state theatre. Their Berlin production partner is the HAU. She She Pop tour on a regular basis to different venues of the contemporary art and performance scene and festivals in the German speaking world, as well as internationally.

T3 Kollektiv

T3 is a interdisciplinary artistic collective created by Eva Gutierrez, Rosabel Huguet and Roger Rossell. T3 is created to combine our backgrounds, bringing different creation methods into an unique process to investigate and develop performative projects. Roger develops his professional career as photographer and visual artist. Rosabel is an actress and dancer focused on physical performance and vocal art. Eva works with new technologies applied to performance.

Theater o.N.

The Theater o.N. is an association of artists and producer of performances for audiences of all age. Founded in 1979 / 80, it was the first independent theater in the former GDR known as company Zinnober. Since five years the theater focuses on the still emerging genre of theater for audiences 2 years and up and it produces theater for children and young people in socially disadvantaged areas and is developing productions with them. In its program for adults, the company is dedicated to new play development using the methods of biographical theater and object-/ puppet theater. Since 2013 Theater o.N. presents the biannual international Festival and Symposium FRATZ. In 2014 the Theater received the George-Tabori-Prize as recognition for its innovative work.