bios

After studying sport science Florian Bücking received an educated as a contemporary dancer in Berlin. After a year at Staatstheater Oldenburg he works as a freelance dancer worldwide. Amongst others he works with MS Schrittmacher / Martin Stiefermann, Zen in the Basement, wee dance company, Michael Langeneckert, Maaike van Dyke, Pick up Dance Company, Tomi Paasonen, Tanzlange, Unterwegstheater Heidelberg, battleROYAL, Clint Lutes / Death by Glitter, movingtheatre Köln, Heidi Weiss, Melanie Lane, Anna Melnikova und Maya  Caroll. He presents his own work at “Tanztage Berlin”. He Co-Choreographs with Emmanuel Obeya “Der Ring – next Generation” (Director: Robert Lehninger) at Deutsche Oper, Berlin and “Herr der Fliegen” at Deutsches Theater. Apart of that he choreographs since 2011  pieces for Dance Students at Balance 1, Berlin. Since 2011 he belongs to the team “Unterwegstheater goes Africa” which realizes theatre productions with children from Nairobi Slums, Kenia.

Raisa Kröger received her education as a contemporary dancer at “Tanzakademie balance1” in Berlin. After her exam she finished a further education in choreography at the “Tanzfabrik Berlin” with Christoph Winkler, Toula Limnaios und Jess Curtis. Her acquired knowledge she extended through diverse workshops with Isabelle Schad, German Jauregui, kom.post, Ehud Darash, Stépahne Fratti, Regine Chopinot, Boris Charmatz, Martin Nachbar/Jeroen Peeters, Eva Karczag und Gill Clarke. As a dancer she worked with different artists like Jasmin Ihrac, Victoria Hauke/Chris Lechner, Jo Fabian, der wee dance company/Tanzcompany des Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau, Henrik Kaalund, Martin Stiefermann/Staatsoper Berlin, Ilona Pászthy, Isabelle Schad, Özlem Alkis and Friederike Plafki. As a choreographer she showed her work in Heidelberg, Berlin, Dortmund, Zürich, Düsseldorf and Hamburg. She did a further education in “Body Mind Centering and Performance” lead by Sarah Menger and is part of the collaborative platform and studio “Deck3”. Beside her work as a choreographer, dancer and teacher she studies Cultural Studies (philosophy und literature) at the FernUniversität Hagen. Together with Cilgia Gadola and Christophe Knoch she is leading the production office “M.i.C.A.”.

Johanna Withelm (Production Management/Press) received her education as a contemporary dancer, completed her BA in theatre science, journalism and communication and her MA in dance science at the FU Berlin. She worked in several productions and as an author for the dance company “MS Schrittmacher” and for the production office “M.i.C.A – Movement in Contemporary Art”. She curated the festival “Tanzbad” at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin and together with Alex Hennig and Cilgia Gadola the series “S.o.S. – Students on Stage” at ada studio Berlin. She was a jury member of “100° Festival Berlin”, reviewer for ada Studio Berlin and is working as production manager and dramaturgy assistance at Sophiensaele, Berlin.