Begüm Erciyas lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. While studying molecular biology and genetics in Ankara, she got involved in various dance projects in Turkey and became part of [laboratuar], a performing arts research and project group. Later, she studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria. She was artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude, at K3- Zentrum für Choreographie Hamburg and at the Villa Kamogawa / Goethe Institute Kyoto. In 2014 she started her research around the voice, the notion of solitude and intimacy in performative settings. The performance Voicing Pieces emerged out of this in 2016. It centers around on one’s own voice and the audience being performer and spectator at once. The performance Pillow Talk (2019) expands her topics towards artifical intimacy and follows her search for new theatrical formats. Both works tour intensively in the last years on an international level. During the lockdown, Begüm got interested in the tension between isolation and political collectivity, which resulted in the site specific work Letters from Attica (2020).
Christina Ciupke lives and works as a choreographer and performer in Berlin. She develops her projects with artists from the field of dance and other genres. Central themes of her artistic practice are the examination of her own body, the relationship between audience and performer, and working in collaborative constellations. She works closely with the choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, Jasna L. Vinovrški and Ayşe Orhon , the composer Boris Hauf, the dramaturge Igor Dobričić and the artist Darko Dragičević. By constantly taking up new forms of expression from other artistic disciplines, she is transforming and expanding the performative scope of action of the physical body and the choreographic process. Each of her numerous works is an invitation and challenge to create a space that is living on as a sensory, associative and contemplative experience and is opening up new perspectives. In 2013 Christina received a Master of Arts in Choreography (AMCh) from the Amsterdam School of the Arts.
Juan Dominguez is an artist working mainly in choreography and the performing art fields with their extended practices since 1986. He is performer, choreographer, stage director and curator and has been involved in more than 40 productions of other artists and has been creating 20 of his own. Juan has been producing his work since 1992 around questions of the theatre as medium, spectatorship, and the generation of a uniqueness of time and space. Exploring the relationship between different codes, his works advocate the complete dissolution between fiction and reality. His works are always forcing the participatory aspect of life art, they are looking for another kind of responsibility, commitment and co-authorship between all agents involved. For different projects Juan has been working trans-disciplinary with scientists, architects, and people of different art fields. In the last 17 years he also curated or co-directed different festivals and programs (Festival In-Presentable/La Casa Encendida, Living Room Festival, Picnic Sessions at C2M-Madrid).