is a freelance choreographer, author and curator. She has conceived and organised exhibitions and programmes of dance films, for example, at the Ballet Festival Week Munich in 2015. Together with Julia Wallner, she curated the exhibitions “Auguste Rodin and Madame Hanako” at the Georg Kolbe Museum Berlin (2016) and “Der absolute Tanz – Tänzerinnen der Weimarer Republik” (2021). She realised the first presentation on the independent dance scene in Munich for the DANCE 2017 festival and, with Thomas Betz, the “DANCE History Tour” for the DANCE 2019 festival. Most recently, she co-curated “Global Groove – Art, Dance, Performance and Protest” (Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2021). www.brygida-ochaim.de
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is a Munich-based Germanist, art historian and dance publicist who has curated numerous exhibitions, for example, on Paul Wühr at the Literaturhaus, on Ruth Schaumann at the Monacensia, and others. He collaborated on the Jooss exhibition at the DTK, as well as on publications on Grete Wiesenthal, dance photography and Raimund Hoghe, among others. He served on the editorial staff of “tanzjournal” from 2003 to 2006 and has been the art and dance editor at the “Münchner Feuilleton” since 2010. He conceived the “DANCE History Tour” together with Brygida Ochaim in 2019.
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is a freelance dancer and choreographer in Munich. She has directed projects and productions for the Schauburg, Stiftung Nantesbuch, Fokus Tanz e.V., the DANCE festival, and elsewhere since 2009. Her work focuses on dance education and participatory projects. She received funding from Neustart Kultur for the project “Pop Up Archiv – Tanzvermittlung auf Distanz”. In 2021, she began producing the interactive website “Munich Dance Histories” together with Brygida Ochaim and Thomas Betz as part of Neustart Kultur NPN Stepping Out www.barbaragallijescheck.com
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was born in Lower Bavaria in 1992. She specialised in theatre studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. She was an assistant director at Bayrischer Rundfunk and worked at the DANCE Festival, where she helped develop the “DANCE History Tour”, a dance-historical bicycle tour through the centre of Munich. Penzkofer is also active as a performer. She currently works at the Münchner Kammerspiele, where she is as an artistic production manager with a focus on urban research. She is a lecturer at the LMU.
is a freelance art director and creative director in Munich, where she works for agencies, publishers and companies across all sectors. She studied communication design with a focus on corporate design and typography in Mainz with Prof. Hans Peter Willberg and others, graduating in 2001. She developed the design concept and visual appearance for “Munich Dance Histories”. www.sylviebohnet.de
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discovered her passion for creative work with digital media while studying at the SAE in Munich. This was when she began “tinkering” with her first websites. Since then, she has been ardent about her job as a web developer. www.bettina-hanika.de
Benedict Mirow has been producing documentaries about artistic personalities (e.g., Hilary Hahn and Paulo Coelho) for over twenty years. His documentary “Draw A Line” (Germany/Lagos) about Richard Siegal’s “Ballet of Difference” premiered at the DokFest in Munich in 2019 and won several international awards, including the “Best Dance Documentary Feature 2019” at the Divulge Dance Film Festival in Hollywood. He is currently working on an international documentary film about young ballet dancers. He is responsible for cinematic realisations for “Munich Dance Histories”. www.benedict-mirow.com
studies graphic design and communication design in Vienna at Die Graphische, where she gained experience in the architecture and project planning departments in 2018. In 2021, the young student completed an internship at “Bricks&Stories”, an agency for real estate marketing. She has assisted the “Munich Dance Histories” team in the area of social media since 2021.
studied dramaturgy and theatre studies in Beijing, Taipei and Munich. She has directed projects and productions as a freelance theatre practitioner since 2014: her productions have been invited by Beijing Nanluoguxiang (NLGX) Performing Arts Festival, Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, and others. Her work focuses on international theatre education and Chinese traditional theatre art. For “Munich Dance Histories”, she produced the shadow play “‘Madame Butterfly – Sadayacco Kawakami’s overseas tour (1899-1902)”.
Dancer, choreographer, historian.
From her repertoire of Duncan’s dances, she presented four dances at the Glyptothek that were specially recorded for the “Munich Dance Histories”. Elisabeth Schwartz created this reminiscence of the pioneer of modern dance, who raved about the Glyptothek and its collection of ancient art during her visits to Munich.
was born in 1984, grew up in Munich, completed her acting training at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen from 2004 to 2009, and already gave guest performances at Schauspiel Essen during her studies in in that city. This was followed by guest engagements at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf and at Schauspiel Frankfurt. She was an member of the ensemble at the Theater Bonn and the Schauspielhaus Graz. She also works regularly in the independent scene, for example, with the Bonn Fringe Ensemble. She recorded the text for the shadow play “‘Madame Butterfly’ – Sadayacco Kawakami’s overseas tour (1899-1902)”. www.philine-buehrer.de
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was born in Munich in 1982 and studied acting at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen from 2005 to 2009. Before graduating, he was engaged at Schauspiel Essen. He was a member of the ensemble at the Schauspielhaus Bochum from 2010 to 2018, during which time he worked with David Bösch, Sebastian Nübling, Barbara Bürk, Milan Peschel, and others. He participated in numerous world premieres and in the development of theatre plays. He has worked on a freelance basis since 2018. He is also active as a speaker and appears in front of the camera. Matthias Eberle was awarded the Aalto Prize for Young Artists.
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“TAI’SHAN SHADOW PLAY” ENSEMBLE
is directed by Mr Fan Guowei and continues the 600-year-old tradition of the Tai’shan shadow play technique, which has been declared a part of China’s intangible cultural heritage. The ensemble is not only invited to perform in various countries, but also organises projects for the preservation of cultural heritage in schools, as well as cultural creative projects. There has been a second location of the “Tai’shan Shadow Play” group in Qianmen Street in Beijing since 2017. For “Munich Dance Histories”, the group produced the shadow play “‘Madame Butterfly’ – Sadayacco Kawakami’s Overseas Tour (1899-1902)” in close collaboration with Yan Lin.
ist Theaterwissenschaftlerin und freie Dramaturgin. Sie promoviert derzeit zu Theaterskandale und Öffentlichkeit nach Abschaffung der Zensur 1918 an der LMU München (SFB Vigilanzkulturen). Zuvor war sie im Deutschen Theatermuseum im Bereich Ausstellungsmanagement und Archiv tätig. Als Guide führte sie die Besucher*innen durch die Dance History Tour.
studierte Theaterwissenschaft und VWL an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München. Bereits während des Studiums absolvierte sie Praktika im Ballett Dortmund, Jungen Ensemble Stuttgart und beim Kulturengagement der BMW Group. Außerdem konnte sie als Produktionsassitentin bei der Network Movie GmbH & Co KG und als jahrelange Hilfskraft bei der Weiterbildung Theater- und Musikmanagement der LMU ebenso wie als Mitarbeiterin der Studiengangskoordination des Bachelor Studiengangs Theaterwissenschaft Erfahrungen sammeln. Neben ihrer Arbeit als Projektleiterin beim Tanzbüro München arbeitet sie im Bereich PR & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und ist als Social Media Managerin für die Freie Szene in München tätig. Zudem promoviert sie an der LMU im Bereich der Theater- und Tanzwissenschaft.