Artists & Collaborations

Maria Casares Gonzales

Born in León, Spain, studied physical education at Universidad de Barcelona. Maria decided to expand her dancing skills by entering Institut del Theatre in Barcelona to explore choreography and movement interpretation. She continued with her professional training at SEAD, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance . She is currently working as freelance artist. As a dancer she has worked with Paul Wenninger, Mia Lawrence, Nayana Bhat, Nigrita and Tony Mills. She currently develops her piece Vitaminas.

Elda Maria Gallo

Born in 1989 in Pessaro Italy, dancer and performer based in Vienna. She entered the movement field as a child, studying gymnastic artistic and modern dance. Elda graduated from the School of Drama Paolo Grassi of Milan, there she worked with choreographers such as Lucinda Childs, Michele Di Stefano, Ariella Vidach, Shen Wei, and danced at international festivals such as, the Biennale of Venice and Fabbrica Europa Florence. She continued her studies in Austria and graduated at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). She won the Tanzquartier (Wien) scholarship for year 2015-2016. Elda worked with artist and groups such as: TanzCoop (AR/AT), Natiscalzi Company (IT), VRUM collective (HR), Cie MF | Maxime & Francesco (IT/FR). In 2016 she presented her first solo ‘Accalia’ by Sebastian Zuber (CH). 

lucianina Nani

Lucianina Nani is an animator and a multi-media artist. She has been collaborating with several performance arts, creating video installations.

Efrat is a choreographer, dancer, Pilates instructor,  dance teacher ,and a scholar. She obtained her B.Dance and M.Dance degrees from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, focusing on composition and research. A running theme in her works is a use of objects, e.g.,wooden frames and ropes, questioning body representations through them. Her works performed in different venues in Israel and abroad, such as: Suzan Dalal, ‘Room dances’, ‘Machol Shalem’, Urhof 20, Arbeits platz, and so forth.  
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Roni Sagi

Roni Sagi was born in 1988 in the city of Jerusalem/Israel. He graduated from the High School Maale Shaharut in the majors Theatre and Visual Ar t. In addition to that he got introduced to the ar t of puppetry, a passion that follows him to this very day. He star ted his dance education in 2010 at Hasadna Be Haifa where he was studying modern dance, ballet and composition. Wishing to explore his creative and performing skills he chose to carry on with his studies at SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria where he had the chance to combine puppetry and dance. He has created a piece that collaborates the two ar t forms called “Mar ta” and used his puppets in a piece by Rober to Olivan. In the last year of his studies in SEAD he joined the dance collective YUGSAMAS with which he is still work- ing. In 2015 he was par t of the Salzburg Festival dance crew in “Mackie Messer” under Julian Crouch and Sven- Eric Bechtolf, choreographed by Ann Yee. He joined Ceren Oran for the creation and performance of “Sag mal” in 2016. In the last years he also worked for Doris Uhlich, Huber t Lepka, Simone For ti, Julia Schwarzbach and Jerome Bel.

Ulli Nö

Ulli was born in 1960 and raised in Ottensheim Upper Austria, she Lives and works in Vienna,
Ulli Nö, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, since 1985 she workd as a costume designer and outfitter, in the free theatre sector. Ulli worked for Volkstheater Vienna, Schauspielhaus vienna, Theater der Jugend Vienna, Phönix Theater Linz, Rabenhoftheater Vienna, Wiener festwochen, for films and events. She is also doing freelance work as textile designer.
Since 2008, Ulli is a Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts.On top of that she is also teaching at the KMD Herbststrasse, Vienna.

Maya Guttmann

Maya is a musician, DJ and sound engineer living in Berlin. Graduated from the department of new music Musrara, the Naggar Multidiscpkinary school of art and society in Jerusalem. Maya has a master degree in Music Therapy from Haifa University. She creates music, soundscapes and DJ sets for different projects and events, including collaboration with choreographers, visual artists and musicians. She played for many years in a punk rock band and DJ’s in Tel Aviv and Berlin. Maya is also a part of the Sound Systers collective, a feminist sound crew, where she teaches sound and Djing workshops for women and transgender people.
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Ulrich Kaufmann
born 1974 in Feldkirchen in Carinthia. Ulrich is a video artist and filmmaker. she
works on video performances, experimental films and unconventional forms of projection for plays, performances, rooms and objects.
Currently she is working among others on a video installation for the musical performance in the Klagenfurt ensemble : “Wie man Wishes by the tail grabs”. at the exhibition opening performance for the exhibition “Exit” in the Galerie Herzogburg, on room installations and performances for the exhibition “superficial at the Kunstverein Kärnten and more.
Within the framework of his one-year scholarship for cross-sponsor art forms of the State of Carinthia to
an interactive film performance about authenticity and video.
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Sanja Fruhwald (CH/AT)
Dance maker

Sanja graduated from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) in 2007. As a dancer – performer she collaborated with choreographers and companies as: Tanja Zgonc, Ted Stoffer, Matsune & Subal ,Khamlane Halsackda , Kainkollektiv. And as a choreographer and stage movement advisor with theatre directors such as Jana Vetten, Imre Lichtenberger Bozoki. In 2007 she grounded the artistic organisation VRUM and since then, as an artistic director, choreographer, and performer Sanja presented over 20 own productions (some of them internationally produced). Sanja’s artistic work is marked by true interest in intergenerational collaboration, making an impact on broader communities and is recognized as innovative, interactive, inclusive, and politically aware. Through the years she articulates her work for young audiences as well as in opening dialogues between different social groups with an accent on non- violent communication and opening new perspectives.
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Jolyane Langlois (CA/AT)

A dance artist based in Vienna. Born in Montreal in 1988. She began her dance education at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and graduated from the School of Toronto in 2012. As a freelance dancer she has been working at the renowned company Dancemakers and collaborated with Amanda Acorn, Allison Cummings, Catherine Gaudet, Emmanuel Jouthe, Eroca Nicols, Social Growl Dance (Riley Sims), Antony Hamilton, Brendan Fernandes. Her most recent collaborations in Vienna include creating work for Klangmanifeste 2019 with Daphna Horenzcky and Stefan Volsinger, Barbis Ruder in Barbis in Babeland, Doris Uhlich. In 2020 Langlois received a TQW Training Scholarship. Through movement, she is interested in expanding what she believes as possible, chasing ways of transcending the senses and exploring new paradigms of togetherness and responsiveness.

Gudrun Lenk-Wane (AT)
costume & stage design

Gudrun is an Austrian freelancer artist who lives and works in Vienna. She designed stage and costume sets for more than 40 theatre and dance productions and realised her own performances. Her textile installations in public spaces, sculptures and pictures can be seen regularly in exhibitions. Her latest productions are: Tigermilch; Regie: Julia Kneussel; DschungelWien. Lost mythologies of Hietzing; Konzept: JanJakubal; yellowbuoy. Warum nicht aufhören; Regie: Stefan Ebner; TURBO Theater Villach. Kinder fressen leicht gemacht; Regie: Tina Leisch; SchweigendeMehrheit. ROBINSON. Meine Insel; Regie: Stefan Ebner; Turbo Theater Villach.
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