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Jochen Stechmann (concept, choreography) studied pure mathematics and contemporary dance. He performed with experimental companies (TRASH, Nir De Volff, Montajstroj, Blue Elephant) and co-authored the two-hander Will You Ever Be Happy Again? (Dutch BNG Award 2010).
In 2010 he graduated from DasArts - The Master of Theatre in Amsterdam and became the artistic director of Dutch dance-theatre company Traum-A. In his postdramatic approach, choreography is partially replaced by discourse and juxtaposed with elements of natural science, popular culture and an efficient use of video-projections.
In 2013/2014 he is in-house choreographer at Dansmakers Amsterdam.

 

 


Birgit Wieger (collaborator concept, choreography) is a berlin based performer, choreographer and director with a focus on interactive and site-specific formats. She studied contemporary performing arts folllowed by studies in artistic coaching (choreography / directing) and production-management.
Her projects investigate the intersection of reality and fiction, influenced by theories of swarm-motion and the one-minute-sculptures of Erwin Wurm. Her last site specific projects were produced by Theater Junge Generation Dresden and Atze Musiktheater Berlin.
Most recently Birgit has worked with Frans Poelstra, Siegmar Zacharias, Jürg Montalta, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and was core member of the site specific theatre company Das Letzte Kleinod (2003-2009). Since 2011 she is core-member of the Urban Instant Dance Series-project by Reset Dance Connection Berlin

 


Traum-A is an Amsterdam based company founded in 2006. They produce dance theatre, lectures, workshops and media art, with a special focus to investigate specific profound experiences of individuals as a point of departure for artistic expression.
Since 2011, the artistic directors of Traum-A are Jochen Stechmann and Nadia Tsuludzike whose collaboration started during their trajectory at DasArts – the Master of Theatre in Amsterdam. The board consists of Dutch journalist Karin Spaink, financial consultant Herbert Dorhout and theatre director Leen Laconte.

 


Dansmakers Amsterdam started in 1993 as DansWerkplaats Amsterdam (DWA). Important contemporary Dutch makers such as Ann Van den Broek, Anouk van Dijk, Mette Ingvarsten, Michael Schumacher and Sassan Saghar Yaghmai started their choreographic careers at DWA.
From dance workshop DWA developed into a dance production house. As generator of talent, Dansmakers stands for research, development and production in the field of contemporary dance, in the broadest sense of the word: modern, multi-disciplinary, urban, youth, cross-over, and fusion.