After studying sport science Florian Bücking received an educated as a contemporary dancer in Berlin and, after an engagement at Staatstheater Oldenburg, works as a freelance dancer in and outside of Berlin. 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. Since 2019 he has been on board of LAFT Berlin (State Association of the Free Performing Arts).
Raisa Kröger is a freelance contemporary choreographer and dancer living in Berlin. After her education as a contemporary dancer she completed a further education in choreography at the “Tanzfabrik Berlin” with Christoph Winkler, Toula Limnaios und Jess Curtis and a somatic training with Sarah Menger (Body-Mind-Centering). As a dancer she worked with different artists like Simone Mousset, Rafal Dziemidok, Saskia Oidtmann, Romeo Castellucci, 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. Beside her work as a dancer and choreographer she is part of the collaborative studio garage (www.garage-tanz.de) and was a mentor for dance within the mentoring program of the Performing Arts Programm in Berlin from 2016 till 2019. Together with Cilgia Gadola and Christophe Knoch she is a founding member of the production management team M.i.C.A. – Movement in Contemporary Art (www.mica-berlin.com).
Johanna Withelm 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. From 2009 to 2014 she curated the dance and performance series Tanzbad (Ballhaus Ost, Berlin), and from 2015 ti 2019 together with Alex Hennig and Cilgia Gadola the format S.o.S. – Students on Stage and the Alumni.Tanz.Berlin festival at ada studio & stage for contemporary dance. During the 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons she was a studio writer for the ada studio, wrote several dance reviews for the portal Tanzschreiber (Tanzbüro Berlin) and texts for the magazine tanzraumberlin. She has been a dramaturge of the choreographer duo bücking&kröger since 2015. She also works in production management in the Sophiensaele in Belrin, where she has been producing the TANZTAGE BERLIN festival since 2017. Since 2018 she has been a member of th funding advisory board of the District Office Pankow/ Office for Art and Culture.
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