Artists (until 2021)

©Bea Borges


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). 

©Tobias Lehmann


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.

©Jubal Battisti


Josep Caballero Garía has been a professional dancer since 1995. After training at the CNDC d'Angers (France) and the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, he has worked for various choregraphers. His own choreographic research began in 2009 when he explored the piece "The Rite of Spring" in relation to gendered physicality and dance biographies. Between 2009 and 2013, he developed a Rite of Spring trilogy with the pieces: Ne danse pas si tu ne veux pas, No 'rait of spring and SACRES.
Since 2015, the focus of his choreographic practice has been on the suspension of gender and identity categorisations. After three dance productions that explored this thematic complex: T/HE/Y, YBRIDE and As Long as the Night Swirls, he invited artists from different fields to explore the historical legacy of queer cultures. This resulted in the group pieces MELANCHOLIA and WHO'S AFRAID OF RAIMUNDA.
In his performance work, but also in his numerous community projects with young people and adults, he always seeks open dialogue about current socio-political developments and questions the increasing calls for a return to homogenous societies.