ROTES VELO is a company that collaborates with artists of different disciplines, that thinks across genres and questions traditional performance practice. They are raising the awareness of the young and the old, of culture enthusiasts or greenhorns for performing art in all its diversity.
ROTES VELO Kompanie develops and explores groundbreaking ways to obliterate the confines between dance, music and theatre.
Their credo is: no dance-step without theatre and no theatre without movement.
Each creation is understood as a new opportunity to offer a glimpse at the contradictions that make us human. From its inception their on going practice has been based on devising frameworks for collaboration, investigation and discovery of innovative ways to blur the borders between Dance, Music and Theatre. As an example, the 40 minute long documentary film “Dance in the golden age” was the company’s first attempt to use cinema as language.
ROTES VELO is an emerging performing arts company founded in 2011 in Switzerland under the direction of Exequiel Barreras, Emilio H. Díaz Abregú and Hella Immler.
They realise at least one production per year and their shows brought ROTES VELO to Argentina, through Principality of Liechtenstein, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Poland and of course across Switzerland.
So far more than fifty artists from twenty different countries, ranging from dancers and musicians to actors, have collaborated with the company contributing in the creation of artwork that always aims at conveying critical and conceptual ideas in an accessible, even entertaining way.
In 2016 and 2021 ROTES VELO was granted an award by the city and canton of St. Gallen in recognition for its „constant development of demanding and high-quality projects”. Both positive reactions from the audience and generous support from foundations and culture patrons have been motivating factors to keep on expanding the scope of the company.
Always aiming for the exchange and mutual stimulation on a cultural level, the company organizes and offers in addition to the performances, dance training, workshops and projects - like the permanent work with a group of elderly people.
In spite of their international alignment the company holds Switzerland - their adopted country – in high regard. They are a vital part of the regional cultural life and are present at Festivals, in schools and at evetns throughout the country.
10 YEARS ROTES VELO
21 productions were created
Alberto, der Mann der geht (2012)
Alberto, in Buenos Aires (2012)
El duelo (Coproduciton La Voraz) (2012)
Tanz im Alter (2013)
Tanz im Mobimo Tower (Max Küng) (2014)
Pit Stop or the lollipop man (2015)
City Dance Walk (2015)
Tanz in der St. Maria Kirche SG (2015)
Uppercut (Argentinisches Team) (2015)
Ich bin... punk?
Alles Gueti! (2017)
Chur tanzt: Nordwärds (2017)
Eine Stunde auf Erden (2018)
Revolution Dada (2018)
Terra Incognita (2019)
Die Traummaschine (2022)
67 artists were involved
Jimena Abente, Yesica Alonso, Yannick Badier, Zaida Ballesteros, Christian Baumbach, Exequiel Barreras, Frauke Bockhorn, Riccardo Botta, Kristian Breitenbach, Pablo Carosio, Ramiro Cortez, Denis Cvetkovic, Emilio H. Díaz Abregú, Marie Delprat, Miriam Denger, Ralph Dünner, Marc Jenny, Nicolas Ferreyra, Viva Foster, Kati Frank, Constatin Georgescu, Zeno Georgiou, Sven Gey, Danielle Green, Jake Gresham, Jasmin Hauck, Hella Immler, Juan Manuel Iglesias, Marcel Keller, Maurice Klemm, Sandra Klimek, Stefan Klinger, Boris Knorpp, Max Küng, Katja Langenbach, Valérie Maerten, Gonzalo Marull, Kirka Marull, Ignacio Monna, Hannah Nagel, Raoul Alain Nagel, Petr Nedbal, Max Negrelli, Melanie Osan, Franco la Pietra, Valeria Polorena, Tini Prüfert, Ari Qizmolli, Luciana Rodriguez (Anemites), Facundo Rubiño, Mona Rüegg, Emma Skyllbäck, Flavia Somalvico, Tobias Spori, Robina Steyer, Hoang Anh Ta Hong, Hugo Tiedje, Carina Thurner, Thomas Troxler, Roderik Vanderstraeten, Abril Lis Varela, Célina Von Moos, Marcello Wick, Jack Widdowson, Cecilia Wretemark, Kim Zumstein
+ 21 Performer:
Marcel Affentranger, Dorothea Appenzeller, Helena Bolli, Vreni Dörig, Lino Carl Fuhrmann, Patsch B. Guggenheim, Hans Guggenheim, Marie-Louise Hanenberg, Renata Hoffmann, Barbara Immler, Sibylle Kienle, Eva Lobeck, Giulia Mascherpa, Pablo Maerten, Ursula Meier-Seltmann, Ursula Mostert, Emilia Netzer, Johanna Rossi, Susanna Röösli, Ruth Stöckli, Margitta Zierer
19 different nationalities
Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Germany, England, France, Italy, Kosovo, Netherland, New Zealand, Poland, Rumania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia/Serbia, Spain, Czech Republic , Hungary, Vietnam
6 Countries we travelled to
Argentina, Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
36 stages we played on
Theater am Gleis Winterthur
Junge Bühne Bern – Brückenpfeiler
Phönix Theater Steckborn
Tak Theater Liechtenstein
Hof zu Wil
Mobimo Tower Zürich
Kirche St.Maria Neudorf St.Gallen
Offene Kirche St. Gallen
Parcours durch St.Gallen
Parcours durch Lausanne
Centro Cultural Rojas, Buenos Aires
La Fabrica, Buenos Aires
El Cubo, Buenos Aires
Espacio Callejon, Buenos Aires
Parcours durch Buenos Aires
Espacio Ramona, Cordoba
Documenta Escenicas, Cordoba
Cinema Buenos Aires
136 shows we count
14 - Alberto, der Mann der geht
3 - El duelo – Koproduktion mit La Voraz
9 - Tanz im Alter
4 - Uppercut
1 - Tanz im Mobimo Tower mit Max Küng
1 - Tanz in der Projektwerkstatt
2 - Plop!
14 - PIT STOP or the lollipop man
2 - City Dance Walk
1 - Tanz in der Kirche St.Maria Neudorf SG
3 - SuperwoMen
1 - Tanz im Palace
4 - Uppercut mit Argentinischem Team
2 - Chimera
4 - ICH BIN... PUNK?
Kapitel 2016: L’Origine du monde;
Le Mat; Scars; No Man is illegal
2 - Alles Gueti!
3 - Chur tanzt: Nordwärds
10 - Eine Stunde auf Erden
17 - Revolution Dada
12 - Terra Incognita
13 - Kinderaugen
12 - Die Traummaschine
27 Vereinsmitglieder helfen uns
Marcel Affentranger, Margrit Bachmann
Maria-Pia Brun, Gina Besio, Vreni Dörig,
Dorette Endenburger, Maurus Frei,
Hans Guggenheim, Patsch Guggenheim,
Stéphanie Herber, Renata Hoffmann,
Barbara Immler, Anna Kobelt, Sandra Krebs, Corinna Laube, Roland Müller, Yvonne Oesch, Luise Rabsch, Denise Rimle, Susanna Röösli, René Schmid, Ursula Schmitt, Verena Schnetzer, Gina Tschirky, Lucie Waser, Margitta Zierer, Elisabeth Zollinger
54 times the media talked about us
FEB: Tänzer toben sich im Ring aus
MAR: Beeindruckend getanzter Tanz
MAR: Getanzter ritueller Tanz
MAR: Medienbericht Art-tv
APR: Tanzen macht glücklich
MAY: Frauen im Boxring
MAY: Tanz von Bohl bis Lok
APR: Warum sollen wir nicht hier bleiben
APR: Männergefühle unter dem Helm
APR: PitStop or the lolipop man
APR: Spiel mit dem Limit
NOV: Violencia de género en danza
DEC: Drei neue Tanzstücke
DEC: Drei Tage – vier Vorstellungen
MAY: Tanzen auf persönlichem Terrain
MAY: Ich bin … Punk – Stückbesprechung
MAY: Das Vermächnis eines toten …
MAY: Was in ihrem Leben fehlt
MAY: Werkbeitrag Stadt St.Gallen
MAY: 60'000 für städtische Kultur
JULY: El baile de la Fórmula 1
JULY: Adrenalina y plasticidad
AUG: Un error que viaja más de 300km/h
AUG: La muerte de Ayrton Senna
OCT: Ein Zustupf für die Vielfalt
DEC: Durch Zufall zum Tanz
DEC: Das Kind im Tänzer spielt
JAN: Rotes Velo feiert Geburtstag
JAN: Ein Velo und ein grosser Tisch
JAN: Ein Fest zum Tanzen und geniessen
JAN: Rotes Velo feiert Geburtstag
FEB: Tanzen ist wie Fahrrad fahren
FEB: Platz genug doch wenig Raum
APR: Chur tanzt im Zauber des Nordens
APR: Magie kommt in die Stadt
MAY: Durch mystische Zwischenwelten
42 cultural supporters believe in us
Swisslos / Kulturförderung Kanton St.Gallen
Amt für Gesellschaftsfragen St.Gallen
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Kinder- und Jugendkultur Stadt Bern
Dance for All Fondation
Ostschweizer Stiftung für Musik / Theater
Arnold Billwiller Stiftung
Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung
Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung
Familien Vontobel Stiftung
Schweizer Botschaft in Argentinien
Kanton Appenzell Ausserrhoden
Stadt Luzern, Fuka Fonds
RKK Regionale Konferenz Kultur Luzern
Tisca Tiara Stiftung
Kulturpool Regio Frauenfeld
Walter & Verena Spühl Stiftung
Susanne & Martin Knechtli Kradolfer Stiftung
Else von Sick Stiftung
Berthold Suhner Stiftung
und Stiftungen die nicht genannt werden möchten
128 people have worked with us
- EMILIO H. DÍAZ ABREGÚ
EMILIO H. DÍAZ ABREGÚ
Artistic direction / Dramaturgy / Sett design / Light design / PerformerStudied theatre at the National University of Córdoba and soon started working in the theatre lighting field. This allowed him to collaborate with theatre directors such as Eugenio Barba, Diego Aramburo, Diqui James and Philipp Stölzl. In 2005 his second work as a director and playwright, Estocolmo, La Primavera de los Llorones won the Young Creators Fund Award from the Culture Ministry of Cordoba. Since then he has participated in more than 100 theatrical productions as director, playwright, performer, light, set designer and rigger. In 2010 he directed Slaughter by Sergio Blanco, which received wide recognition. At the end of 2010 the Culture Ministry of Spain awarded him a scholarship for Advanced Studies at the Centro de Tecnologías del Espectáculo. In 2011 he founded the ROTES VELO Kompanie with the need to bring artists from different fields together. He develops and explores innovative ways to blur the boundaries of dance, music and theatre. Since then the company has put on over 100 performances and creates one or two new productions every year. In 2016 the company was awarded "for the development and realisation of new, ambitious and high-quality projects" by the city of St. Gallen. At the end of 2012 he started working for the Argentinian theatre company Fuerza Bruta joining both national and international tours (Argentina 2012, China 2013, Korea 2013, 300 Tour China 2014). In 2015 he started working with the UK company Wired Aerial Theatre. This collaboration opened the doors to new exiting opportunities, such us Peter Pan at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park London, and his participation as Head Rigger and Production Manager for the show As the World Tipped. Currently his work is divided between developing his own projects with the ROTES VELO Kompanie and his involvement in big scale productions such as the operas Carmen and Rigolleto produced by the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria).
- EXEQUIEL BARRERAS
Artistic director / Choreographer / PerformerWas born in Cordoba/Argentina in 1984 and received his first dance and theatre lessons there. In 2001 the Julio Bocca and Chet Walker Foundation awarded him with a scholarship and one year later he became a member of the Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro San Martín in Buenos Aires where he danced for 7 years. Since 2005 he has been working on his own pieces, which have been shown in Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and the USA. He works in Europe since 2009. After one season as a dancer at the Landestheater Coburg, he joined the Dance Company of the Theater St. Gallen, where he was engaged as a dancer, and temporarily as assistant to the company, from 2010 to 2014 under the direction of Marco Santi and from 2014 to 2017 under the direction of Beate Vollack. Since the season 2017/18 he is the choreographic assistant and rehearsal director of the Dance Company Konzert Theater Bern alongside Estefania Miranda. There he works with world-renowned choreographers such as Sharon Eyal, Jo Strømgren, Eduard Clug, Cathy Marston, Bryan Arias, Ihsan Rustem, Felix Landerer among others. In 2011 he founded the ROTES VELO Kompanie with the need to bring artists from different fields together. He develops and explores innovative ways to blur the boundaries of dance, music and theatre. Since then the company has put on over 100 performances and creates one or two new productions every year. In 2016 the company was awarded "for the development and realisation of new, ambitious and high-quality projects" by the city of St. Gallen. As artistic director and choreographer in Switzerland he collaborates and creates for productions in the independent scene and at theatres such as Theater St. Gallen, Theater Chur, Konzert Theater Bern and Luzerner Theater among others.
- HELLA IMMLER
Performer / Artistic director / Production managerBorn in 1983 in Massat/France. She studied dance in Berlin and at the University of the Arts "ArtEZ" in Arnhem/Netherlands. In 2008 she became a company member at the Tanztheater Osnabrück/DE and from 2009 to 2014 at the Theater St. Gallen/CH. Amongst others she danced for the choreographers Anton Lachky, Jossi Berg & Oded Graf, Jozef Frucek & Linda Kapetanea. She teaches contemporary dance and leads the professional training in St.Gallen, Basel, Dornbirn and Cologne on a regular basis. She is also a teacher at the Conservatoire de Fribourg. Since 2009 she is leading courses in dance improvisation for people aged over 50. In 2011 she co-founded the ROTES VELO Kompanie and accomplished several productions as production manager and performer. She also produced the documentary "Tanz im Alter". From 2015 to 2017 she was responsible for the general management of the Tanzfest St.Gallen. She is as well a certified Yoga teacher. She works as a freelance dancer, project manager, dance and yoga teacher and as a hospital clown for the Theodora Foundation. https://www.hellaimmler.com
- JACQUES ERLANGER
Production managerBorn in 1965 in St.Gallen/Switzerland. He is a sociologist and merchant. He lives in St.Gallen and is engaged in various cultural projects. He has been head of Visarte.Ost (administration of the association of artists of Eastern Switzerland). He co-developed the Sitterwerk St.Gallen and co-initiated the hotel-restaurant Militärkantine St.Gallen (historical Hotel 2017) and had a formative influence on its organisation and design. Since 2016 he produced several theatre shows as a freelance cultural manager. He supervises exhibitions, compiles websites and organises the funding of cultural projects. He counsels creatives of all kind and helps to start off projects from the very beginning. https://www.jacques-erlanger.ch
- JACK WIDDOWSON
Performerwas born in Bath in 1992 and completed his education in 2011 at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. From 2011 to 2013 he completed a Masters course at the London Contemporary Dance School parallel to his engagement with Bern Ballet. Afterwards he danced for one year at the Staatstheater Darmstadt and from 2014-2016 at the Theater St. Gallen. He now works as a freelance dancer throughout Europe. He enjoys working as a teachers assistant and rehearsal director when the opportunities arise and has just begun training to become a Pilates Instructor. He performed in following productions of ROTES VELO company: Alles Gueti, Pit Stop or the Lollipop Man, Ich bin ... Punk?, Revolution DADA and co-directed the production Kinderaugen in 2021. http://jackwiddowson.com
- Viva Foster
Performerwas born in England and grew up in Dunedin, New Zealand. At sixteen she moved to Australia to study at the National Theatre Ballet School in Melbourne. Once completing her studies she performed with Chunky Move for their site specific work It Sounds Silly, and undertook placements with Australian Dance Theatre (Adelaide) and Stephanie Lake. Since returning to the U.K., Viva has completed her Masters in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and was a member of Transitions Dance Company, touring works by Charles Linehan, Oded Ronen and Cristian Duarte throughout the U.K. and Europe. Most recently she has been working as an aerial performer, specialising in vertical wall and bungee-assisted dance with Wired Aerial Theatre and as a stunt performer in Carmen (Bregenzer Festspiele).
- ARIANA QIZMOLLI
Performerwas born in Frauenfeld in 1998. In 2019 she completed her training as a contemporary and urban stage dancer and is now working as a freelance dancer and gaining her first experience. On the side she teaches toddlers and teenagers creative children's dance and hip-hop.PRODUCTIONS:KINDERAUGEN
- Aron Kitzig
Video artistAron Kitzig (1979) has been active in the art scene as a video artist since 2005. He came to dance through theatre, by working with the choreographer and director David Gierten. This has resulted in several music theatre performances. In this production he focused more and more on music, which led him to become co-founder and deputy director of the contemporary music label "Testklang e.G.". In addition, he worked for over a year in close collaboration with the composer Walter Zimmermann with John Cage and Merce Cunningham, resulting in the project "Jig for John". The increased interest in music performance which resulted from this led him to the Laizhalle where he realized the project "Spiegel" with the director Daniel Kühnel at the beginning of the reformation year 2014 and the project "Bach im Spiegel" in 2015. The director Marco Arturo Marelli became aware of him, with whom he realised the opera "Turandot" as part of the Bregenz Lake Festival. In Bulgaria he created the video for the opera "The Flying Dutchman" and in Albania the video for the opera "La Traviata". Over the years Aron Kitzig lived and worked in London as well as Paris and Madrid. He currently lives and works in Vienna.
- BOGLARKA HORVATH
Performerwas born in 1982 in Csikszereda (Romania), but she is Hungarian. In 1990 she moved with her family to Austria. She completed her acting education at the Budapest Acting Academy and the Vienna Conservatory. From 2007 to 2017 she was a member of the ensemble at the Theater St.Gallen, where she performed in numerous productions. She is a freelance actress and mother of two children.
- Carina Thurner
ActressCarina Thurner ist in St. Johann im Pongau, Österreich, geboren und aufgewachsen. Erste Spielerfahrungen sammelte sie am Salzburger Landestheater und an der Jungen Burg des Burgtheaters in Wien. Von 2016-2020 studierte sie an der Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart. Während ihres Studiums arbeitete sie am Schauspiel Stuttgart mit Schorsch Kamerun und Sophia Bodamer zusammen. In ihrem letzten Ausbildungsjahr war sie als Gast am Nationaltheater Mannheim in Bataillon unter der Regie von Marie Bues zu sehen. Ihr Erstengagement führte sie ans Theater Aachen. Mit der Spielzeit 2021/22 kommt sie als festes Ensemblemitglied ans Luzerner Theater.
- CECILIA WRETEMARK
Guest performerwas born in Stockholm. She studied dance and dance pedagogic at the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, Munich. From 2008 she worked as a dancer at the theatre Osnabrück, the Bunka Kaikan Theater Tokyo, the Opéra de Lausanne, the state theatre Kassel and the Theatre St. Gallen. She has worked for several international choreographers such as Felix Landerer, Marco Santi, Anton Lachky and Cathy Marston. At the Theatre St. Gallen, where she has worked from 2009 until 2017, she also created choreographies for the Operas The Flying Dutchman, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Tosca as well as the dance pieces Zirkusfreif, Cellular Necrosis and Trieb Werk. https://www.houseofpain-physicaldancetheatre.com
- Christian Baumbach
ActorChristian Baumbach wurde 1984 in Eisenach geboren und absolvierte sein Schauspielstudium an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock. Während seiner Studienzeit spielte er am Volkstheater Rostock und gewann mit seinem Jahrgang beim Theatertreffen deutschsprachiger Schauspielschulen einen Ensemblepreis als Berlioz in «Der Meister und Margarita» (Regie: Jens Poth). Von der Spielzeit 2011/2012 bis 2019/2020 war er festes Ensemblemitglied am Schauspielhaus Zürich und arbeitete dort unter anderem mit Regisseurinnen wie Karin Henkel, Ruedi Häusermann, Barbara Frey, Sebastian Nübling, Stefan Bachmann, Werner Düggelin, Sophia Bodamer, Daniela Löffner, Alize Zandwijk, Timofej Kuljabin, Clara Dobbertin und Stefan Müller. Mit «Beute. Frauen. Krieg» von Karin Henkel wurde er zum Berliner Theatertreffen und zum Schweizer Theatertreffen 2018 eingeladen. Gastspiele führten ihn an verschiedene deutschsprachige Bühnen unter anderem Thalia Theater Hamburg, Schauspielhaus Hamburg und Deutsches Theater Berlin. Christian Baumbach mag Geschichten. Er erzählt sie gerne auf der Bühne und daheim seiner Tochter. Ab der Spielzeit 2021/2022 ist Christian Baumbach festes Ensemblemitglied am Luzerner Theater.
- CONSTANTIN GEORGESCU
Video-Editorwas born in Romania in 1973. From 1993 to 2012 he worked as a dancer at the National Ballet in Bucharest, the City Theatres in Constanta/Romania and Augsburg, the State Theatres in Saarbrücken and Braunschweig, and the Tanztheater Bremen. In 2000 he began to create his own plays. Not only as a dancer and choreographer he was awarded several times, but also as a video artist he won several prizes with his dance short films. He has created video installations for many dance performances. He works as a freelance dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and video artist worldwide. He is editor of the documentary film "Dance in the golden age". https://www.constantingeorgescu.comPRODUCTIONS:TANZ IM ALTER – Dokufilm
- DANIELLE GREEN
Guest performerwas born in England in 1988 and grew up near Hannover. In spring 2011 she completed her acting studies at the Hamburg acting studio Frese. Already during her studies she took part in Luk Perceval's Hamlet production as Ophelia II at the Thalia Theater Hamburg. Her second work with Luk Perceval was Macbeth at the Ruhrtriennale 2011. In the 2011/12 season, she had freelance engagements at the Hamburger Kammerspiele and the Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel. At the Theater St.Gallen she was a permanent member of the ensemble from 2013-2016. She lives in Berlin as a freelance actress. Danielle Green was part of the production "Ich bin... punk?" as a performer for ROTES VELO.
- MIRIAM DENGER
German translation "Die Traummaschine"Miriam Denger studierte Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft und Romanistik in Gießen und Pamplona (Spanien) ergänzt um eine theaterpädogische Ausbildung zur Spielleiterin (BuT) in Berlin. Als Dramaturgin war sie an verschiedenen deutschen Stadt- und Staatstheatern im Festengagement, u.a. in Meiningen, Konstanz und Würzburg. Seit 2015 ist sie freischaffende Dramaturgin, sowie Übersetzerin aus dem Spanischen; ein neues Arbeitsfeld, mit dem sie sich als Stipendiatin verschiedener Fortbildungsangebote des Deutschen Übersetzerfonds und als Teilnehmerin der Plattform UniT für dramatisches Schreiben in Graz intensiv auseinandersetzte. Sie übertitelt spanische Gastspiele bei internationalen Theaterfestivals, z.B. für die kolumbianische Gruppe „Mapa Teatro“ bei der Ruhrtriennale, eine langjährige Zusammenarbeit verbindet sie mit dem kubanischen Dramatiker Rogelio Orizondo, u.a. am Theaterhaus Jena. Zuletzt erschienen ist die Anthologie „Mauern fliegen in die Luft“ (Neofelis) zu der sie Übersetzungen von Theaterstücken aus Argentinien, Kolumbien und Kuba beigetragen hat. Sie lebt derzeit bei Landau in der Pfalz. Foto: Ilja Mess
- DENIS CVETKOVIC
Guest performerwas born in 1993. After the basic education at the Zürich Dance Theatre School (ZTTS) in Tanzwerk101, he moved on to the Higher Professional School for Urban and Contemporary Stage Dance Zürich. He is now part of the Merge Dance Collective.PRODUCTIONS:ALLES GUETI
- EMMA SKYLLBÄCK
Performerwas born in Sweden in 1984 and received her first dance training as part of the dance scholarship program of Löftadalens Folkhögskola in Varberg. From 2005 to 2006 she studied in New York with an international student visa. Emma Skyllbäck completed her dance training in 2009 at the Iwanson Schule in Munich. From 2009-14 Emma Skyllbäck has been a member of the Dance Company of the City Theater St.Gallen. Since 2012 she also works as a singer and has her own band "the moment yes" with Raoul Nagel. Since 2016 she is a certified yoga teacher and teaches in different studios. Since 2012 she works with ROTES VELO and is seen as performer in many productions.
- FLAVIA SOMALVICO
Costume design / Settingwas born in Chur in 1988. After the preparatory design course in Aarau, she completed an apprenticeship as a theatre painter at the Theater St.Gallen. Through an assistant position with the costume designer Filippia Elísdóttir in the costume painting department at the Theater St.Gallen, she was able to gain important experience. Afterwards she got a job in the painting hall of the Theater Bern and Theater Zürich. In 2011 she worked for the first time with Exequiel Barreras for his dance piece "thirty-three", followed by a collaboration with ROTES VELO for many productions. http://flaviasomalvico.blogspot.com
- Frauke Bockhorn
Collaboration propsFrauke Bockhorn absolvierte 2011 ihre drei jährige Ausbildung an der Maskenbildnerschule Hasso von Hugo in Berlin. Darauf folgten Festanstellungen in dem Volkstheater Rostock sowie dem Niedersächsischen Staatstheater Hannover. Während der letzten drei Spielzeiten war Frauke während des Sommers ebenfalls bei den Bregenzer Festspielen tätig und übernahm im letzen Jahr die Assistenz der Maske für die Seebpühne der Produktion Rigoletto. Seit Oktober 2021 ist sie Teil des festen Maskenteam in der Nationale Opera&Ballett in Amsterdam.
- GONZALO MARULL
MENTOR AND DRAMATURGICAL ADVISORPlaywright and theatre director. Graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the National University of Cordoba. Author and director of “Yo maté a Mozart?“, “Quinotos al Rhum“, “Pelotero“, “W invasión extraterrestre“, “Medieval“, among others. Dramaturg of Fahrenheit 05, a free version of the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and co-author of the theatrical sitcom Maldita Afrodita. He has been awarded with the prizes: "Joven Sobresaliente del 2010" granted by the Cordoba stock exchange foundation; "Cabeza de Vaca a las Artes Escénicas 2004" and "Estímulo a jóvenes creadores 2005" in the category of Best Playwright, awarded by the Centro Cultural España Córdoba and the Agencia Córdoba Cultura respectively. He studied with Mauricio Kartún, Marco Antonio De La Parra, José Sanchis Sinisterra, Sergio Blanco, Vivi Tellas, Sergi Belbel, Suzanne Lebau. He teaches Audiovisual Scriptwriting and Actors/Actresses Direction in the Audiovisual Communication Degree at the Blas Pascal University (Córdoba). In 2015 he premiered "Ex, que revienten los actores" by Uruguayan playwright Gabriel Calderón and received the Provincial Award for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Play. In 2017 he premiered "Clase" by the Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón. The play was chosen to participate in the National Theatre Festival of INT and received the Provincial Award for Best Actress and Best Play. In 2019 he premiered "La trágica agonía de un pájaro azul" by Chilean playwright Carla Zuñiga M. and receives the provincial award for Best Costume Design and Best Sound. In 2019 he premiered in Buenos Aires "Reconstrucción de una ausencia", play of his authorship. The play received multiple nominations for the Trinidad Guevara and ACE.
- HANS GUGGENHEIM
PerformerBorn in 1938, he has always taken on roles as a clown since childhood. After various workshops, as a social worker with young people, an art degree still completed from 2010-2013, engaged in improvised theatre and dance and also as a "grandfather", he has performed in various productions of the 'Dritter Frühling' and ROTES VELO company.PRODUCTIONS:KINDERAUGEN
- HOANG ANH TA HONG
HOANG ANH TA HONG
Performerwas born in Vietnam in 1991 and studied at the Hanoi College of Dance from 2002 to 2009. From 2009 he danced for the Vietnam National Opera & Ballet Theatre (VNOB). In the season 2012/13 he was engaged by the Cinevox Junior Company under the direction of Malou Fenaroli Leclerc. From 2014 to 2018 Hoang Anh was engaged at the Theater "St. Gallen" and started working with the ROTES VELO Kompanie. Since August 2019 he is member of the ensemble Tanz am Pfalztheater in Klagenfurt/DE.
- Hugo Tiedje
ActorHugo Tiedje wurde 1995 in Nürnberg geboren. Bereits in der Schulzeit spielte er im Jugendclub des Staatstheater Nürnberg, unter anderem als Romeo in «Romeo und Julia» inszeniert von Josephine Köhler. Nach seinem Abitur zog er nach Leipzig, wo er im Schauspiel Leipzig in der Inszenierung «Einige Nachrichten an das All» besetzt war. Anschließend begann er sein Studium in Berlin an der Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch». Währenddessen spielte er unter anderem am Berliner Ensemble in der Inszenierung «Fahrenheit 451» in der Regie von Alexander Simon, sowie an der Volksbühne Berlin in «Medusa/Nemesis» von Josephine Witt. Außerdem war er Teil der Hörspielproduktion «Masse Mensch» des NDR in der Regie von Christoph Kalkowski. Ab der Spielzeit 2021/22 wird Hugo Tiedje sein erstes Festengagement am Luzerner Theater antreten.
- JAKE RIVER GRESHAM
JAKE RIVER GRESHAM
Technical assistantHe was born in England in 1994. After studying Molecular Biology at The University of Sheffield and coordinating the non-for-profit organisation New Roots, he began a career in theatre. A passion for rock climbing and mountaineering led to a role with Wired Aerial Theatre as a counterbalance climber and rigger. From 2016 he has been involved in shows across the globe including 'As The World Tipped' and 'Peter Pan'.
- JASMIN HAUCK
Guest performerwas born in Erlangen, Germany. She studied dance and dance pedagogic at the Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, Munich. She worked as a dancer at the theatre Osnabrück, the Bavarian state Opera, the Bunka Kaikan Theater Tokyo, the Opéra de Lausanne and the Theatre St. Gallen. She has worked for several international choreographers such as Marco Santi, Anton Lachky, Martin Stiefermann, and Marcel Leemann. At the Theatre St. Gallen, where she has worked from 2009 until 2016, she also created choreographies for the Operas The Flying Dutchman, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Tosca as well as the dance pieces Zirkusfreif and Trieb Werk. https://www.houseofpain-physicaldancetheatre.com
- KIRKA MARULL
COLLABORATION STAGEKirka wurde 1977 in Córdoba geboren. Im Jahr 2005 schloss er sein Studium an der Fakultät der Künste der Nationalen Universität von Córdoba ab. Im Rahmen seiner Ausbildung zum Bühnenbildner nahm er am Seminar "Spatial and Object Scenic Design" unter der Leitung von Francisco Nakayama und am Intensivseminar über Szenografie unter der Leitung von Norberto Laino teil. In den Jahren 2005-2013 zog er nach Italien, wo er seine Kenntnisse der bildenden Künste vertiefen konnte und seine Arbeiten an verschiedenen italienischen Orten ausstellte, darunter "Palazzo Broletto" (Como); "Brentart", "ThQU"; Museo Civico Bodini (Gemonio); "SpaziArti Ungallery" (Mailand); Spazio VerganiUno (Varese); Il Borgo Gallery (Mailand); BlanChaert Gallery (Mailand); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (Scopoli di Foligno). Sein Werk "La Zattera di Lampedusa" wurde in dem Buch "Il Nuovo Stato e Società" von Bruno Mancini, Riccardo Marchese, Domenico Greco und Luigi Assini (Ed. La Nuova Italia 2012) veröffentlicht. Einige seiner Werke werden derzeit von der Saatchi Gallery in London ausgestellt und vermarktet. Seit seiner Rückkehr nach Argentinien hat Kirka an verschiedenen Produktionen als Bühnenbildner und Konstrukteur mitgewirkt, darunter: "Sapiensrabia" - unter der Regie von: Lisi Estaras - Teatro Municipal General San Martin, sala Martin Coronado (CABA); "La trágica agonía de un pájaro azul"- Regie: Gonzalo Marull "Ni te cuento cuánto" - Regie: Carolina Barbosa - Teatro El Camarín de las Musas (CABA); "Vernáculos" - unter der Regie von: Lisi Estaras. Centro Cultural Kirchner (CABA), "La madrugada en que los perros conocen a Dios" - Regie: Guillermo Baldo, Sala Carlos Giménez Teatro Real; "Clase" - Regie: Gonzalo Marull. Preisträger des Premio Provincial de Teatro de Córdoba 2018; "Ex que revienten los actores" - Regie: Gonzalo Marull. Gewinner des Premio Provincial de Teatro de Córdoba 2016; "El niño y los sortilegios"- Teatro Real y Libertador San Martin; "Ella en mi cabeza" - Regie: Omar Rezk; "Tosca" - Teatro del Libertador General San Martin; "El lago de los cisnes" - Teatro del Libertador General San Martin; "Cascanueces" - Teatro del Libertador General San Martin; "Lettres jamais envoyées" - Regie: Camillo Valle (Mailand, Italien).
- KRISTIAN BREITENBACH
Videowas born in St. Petersburg. After studying dance at the Palucca School in Dresden, he was engaged by the State Theatres of Saarbrücken and Braunschweig as well as the City Theatre of Osnabrück and the Theatre of St. Gallen. Since 2008 he has been developing his own films, trailers and video scenographies. In 2015 he continued his education in the film and media sector and since then has been working as a video producer in various fields. https://www.kristianbreitenbach.net
- MARC JENNY
MusicianAfter his bachelor's degree in classical music at the Lucerne University for Music, he completed his master's degree in the same place in 2014 "Music and Art Performance" at the Institute for Contemporary Music Studies. He focused on contemporary improvisation, interdisciplinary projects and computer music. As a double-bass and electric bass player he cultivates an intensive concert and studio activity in the most diverse musical contexts. With his broad experience and sensitive intuition, he gives special impulses in his own projects and as a player in various collaborations. His heartfelt playing and his fresh, enthusiastic stage presence also distinguish him. Marc Jenny operates in interdisciplinary contexts and combines music with literature, poetry slam, theatre, film, performance and dance. https://marcjenny.comPRODUCTIONS:CHIMERA
- MARCEL KELLER
Guest performeris a passionate drummer and was a guest performer in the production of "Ich bin... punk?"
- Marie Delprat
Performer / Musical directionis a native of Bordeaux/France. She is a musician who morphs into many artistic roles. Although Marie has extensive training in baroque recorder performance, her practice can be split between two halves: early music and new music theater. Instead of creating a dichotomy out of the two worlds, Marie’s aesthetic involves the combination and lifelong adhesion of both. Marie has a Bachelor in Classical Music Studies from the Hochschule der Künste Bern, under the direction of Michael Form (2015), with a pre-college study under the direction of Pierre Boragno in Versailles. She also holds a Master in Composition and Theory in Théâtre Musical from the Hochschule der Künste Bern (2017), and a Master in Pedagogy (2019). Marie is a founding member of two ensembles based in Switzerland: Ensemble Aabat, which is an ensemble oriented towards new creations of new music theater collaborations, and Ling’Ring Lights, which is an early music ensemble naturally tuned towards the art of eighteenth century music transcription. Through projects like her Master degree creation RAGE (2017, performed at the Il Divertimento Festival, IT 2018) and HOME (2018, Musikfestival Bern CH), Marie works not only as performer/flutist, but also curator and collaborator. In ongoing projects with the dance company Rotes Velo (Revolution Dada), and dancer Olive Lopez (ENRAGED–a continuation project of RAGE), Marie is focused on developing dialogues between dance and music–body and instrument–Peatzold recorder and electronics. Her musical work as a composer and musician, is to develop a further relationship between the synthesis of the Peatzold recorder and electronics and can be seen through projects with guitarist Rubin Mattia Santorsa (Label Kairos recording 2017). Marie holds above all her practical work as an example and reflection in her teaching practice. Incorporating new music theater into pedagogy is a passion that Marie relays not only to her private recorder students, but to any beginning instrumentalist or musician. https://delpratmarie.comPRODUCTIONS:REVOLUTION DADA
- NICOLAS FERREYRA
Guest performerwas born in 1984 in Neuquén, Argentina. His artistic career began very early. First in the circus, then in the theatre, later in dance and music. In Buenos Aires he was trained by various teachers in dance and music. He performed with the "Circo Mágico Bolshoi de Rusia" and in various dance productions, where he also danced for the first time for the choreographer Exequiel Barreras. As a teacher, performer and musician, known as CehacheRespira, he now lives in Buenos Aires.
- PETR NEDBAL
Performerwas born in 1992 in the Czech Republic and danced from early on at the conservatory Duncan Center in Prague. He completed his studies at the conservatory with the CiS (Certified Specialist). Already at that time he was invited to the Pillole Festival in Milan with his own piece. In 2013, he was accepted by the Jose Limon Institute in New York, where he gained his first extended experience as a professional dancer abroad. He then studied at the Art Academy in the Netherlands and graduated as a dancer and choreographer with a bachelor's degree. As a representative of the Czech Republic, he traveled to China and to the East European Summer Dance Camp, where he represented his country in a dance-like manner from traditional to contemporary dance. In the season 2017-18 he was a stagiaire at the Tanzkompagnie Konzert Theater Bern. Lively in Bern, he works as a freelance dancer with choreographers such as Marcel Leemann, Joshua Monten Dance Company and for the ROTES VELO Kompanie.
- RAOUL NAGEL
Musical director / performerThe singer and composer lives and works in Switzerland and Germany, where he writes and performs music for Theater and TV. Since 2017 he is responsible for the musical score of the German crime show WAPO Bodensee. Raoul Nagel sang as a frontman for the Swiss bands K-tharsis, Culture Connection and The Moment Yes and was part of the first movement of Swiss Poetry Slams. He was DJ and host at the local radio Toxic.fm, working for two different formats and producing jingles and radio plays. At the Theater St. Gallen he worked as a technician, composer and live musician. His efforts brought him to different theater houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 2016 Raoul Nagel has worked with Rotes Velo for the first time and was since then part in many projects and performances along the way, be it as performer on stage or as musical director. As media composer he produces and writes for many genres and formats, such as RBB Berlin, for radio and internet, talks shows and podcasts, commercials and image films. https://www.raoulnagel.com
- RICCARDO BOTTA
Guest performercomes from Trieste and studied singing with his father Giuseppe Botta. Since the season 2008/09 he is a member of the ensemble of the Theater St.Gallen. He has given guest performances at the opera houses of Amsterdam, Zurich, Milan, Stuttgart, Berlin and Rome, as well as at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. https://www.riccardobotta.com/about
- ROBINA STEYER
Guest performerwas born in 1984 in Berlin. She works as a freelance dancer and choreographer. She completed her training at the State Ballet School in Berlin and at the Academy for Music and Dance in Cologne. This was followed by engagements at numerous German theaters. From 2014 to 2019 she was a member of the dance company of the Theater St.Gallen. Her own works have been shown at the Theater Lüneburg, at the theatre as well as at the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, at the art festival Perspektiven Attersee, at the Bonner Theaternacht and in Tokyo. She developed the choreographies for the musicals My Fair Lady and La Cage aux Folles at the Kammeroper Köln. At the Theater Seitenzimmer St.Gallen she made her directing debut with Braune Eva's. She is also a guest teacher at the Bern University of the Arts and the Pedagogical University of St.Gallen and teaches at the Theatertanzschule. At the Theater St.Gallen she choreographed the dance production R&J, productions with children such as “Räuber sein ist ganz schön schwer” and “Cinderella” and the opera “Faust” in the production of Ben Baur.
- SANDRA KLIMEK
Guest performerwas born in Poland in 1989. She was a member of the ensemble of the Theater St. Gallen from 2011 to 2014 and is now a freelance dancer.PRODUCTIONS:ALLES GUETI
- SVEN GEY
Guest performerwas born in Cologne in 1986 and grew up in the Rheinland. He studied acting at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. In addition to his studies he gave guest performances at the Schauspielhaus Bochum and the Schauspiel Essen. In 2012 he played in Hamburg at the Ernst Deutsch Theater in the German premiere of Nina Rain's Sippschaft. Sven Gey was a permanent member of the ensemble at the Theater St.Gallen from 2012 to 2014, where he worked with Katja Langenbach and Krzysztof Minkowski, among others. He works as a freelancer, develops plays himself and shoots for cinema and television. He worked with artists such as Simina German/Akin Sipal and ravvina/veit and can be seen in the solo pieces "Der Wendepunkt" from Klaus Mann and "Moment NochMal". In 2003 he founded the medium alternative music ensemble Wargsang.
- THOMAS TROXLER
Musician / performerhas been on stage as a drummer for more than 25 years. After a preparatory course at the Jazz School, a degree in political science and sociology and several years in the management of a bicycle courier company, he has been working full-time as a drummer and producer for the band Flieder and the band collective Pätschwerk since 2016. In addition, he works as a bike courier, trains Aikido and runs his own music label as part of the musicians' collective RedBrickChapel. In 2016 he took part in a movement theater production of the MovingArt collective.
- Tini Prüfert
ActressTini Prüfert wurde 1974 in Hamburg geboren und wuchs auf in Ahrensburg und London. Ihre Schauspielausbildung absolvierte sie 1994 bis 1997 an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. Währenddessen war sie Gast am Schauspielhaus Hamburg, dem Thalia Theater und auf Kampnagel. Engagements führten sie unter anderem an das Stadttheater Bern, ans Theater Baden-Baden, an die Landestheater Tirol und Neuss und zuletzt ans Theater Ulm. Sie verbinden Arbeiten mit den Regisseur*innen Oliver Haffner, Karin Drechsel, Claudia Brier, Dominik Günther, Hanna Rudolph, Andreas von Studnitz, Katja Langenbach, Jasper Brandis, Cordula Jung, Ivna Zic, Antje Thoms, Nilufar K. Münzing und Jessica Cremer. Daneben war sie auch für Film und Fernsehen sowie für den Rundfunk als Schauspielerin tätig. Ihr ständiger Begleiter ist die Musik. Als Sängerin ist sie mit verschiedenen Programmen und Besetzungen unterwegs: u.a. Hamburger Kammerspiele, Grüner Salon der Volksbühne, Theater im Frauenhofer München, Kampnagel Hamburg. Im Herbst erscheint ihre CD «Damensattel». Ab der Spielzeit 21/22 wechselt Tini Prüfert ins Festengagement ans Luzerner Theater.
- TOBIAS SPORI
Guest performerwas born in 1983 in Zollikofen near Bern. He studied dance and dance pedagogy at the Iwanson School in Munich and was a member of the dance company of the Theater St. Gallen. He founded the company Panorama Dance Theater. https://panorama-dancetheater.com
- VALERIE MAERTEN
Guest performerwas born in 1984 and works in adult education. She is front singer of the "Pullup Orchestra" band. She ist mother of a wonderful boy who was too part of the production Alles Gueti.
- YANNICK BADIER
Performer / singerwas born in Marseille/France in 1981 and received his dance training at the Conservatoire de Danse in Avignon. He received his first engagement at the Graz Opera. This was followed by the Metros Company in Barcelona, and a period in Berlin where he worked as a freelance dancer. In 2008 and 2009 he participated in the coaching project for choreographers Siwic in Zurich under the direction of Jochen Heckmann and Philippe Saire. From 2009 to 2012 he was a member of the dance company at the Theater St. Gallen. During this time he began his vocal training, among others with Scot Weir (ZhdK Zurich). Yannick left St.Gallen in 2012 and moved to Basel, where he continued his career as a classical singer and dancer. He is currently receiving vocal advice from Heidi Brunner and can be heard on opera stages (Avenches Opéra, Free Opera Company Zurich, Opéra de Fribourg, Schlosstheater Schönnbrunn in Vienna, Opéra Eclaté/FR...) and in sacred music concerts (Ensemble Orlando, Vokalensemble Voce Basel...), as a chorist as well as a soloist. Yannick likes to go beyond the scope of the theatre stage with performances he did in the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Lokremise St Gallen, Kunstverein Freiburg/DE, Fondation Beyeler Basel... Yannick has appeared in works by choreographers such as Darrel Toulon, Francesca Harper, Gideon Oberzanek, Tamas Topolansky, Ramon Oller, Joshua Monten, Vanessa Lopez, Marco Santi, Andrea Boll, Jossi Berg/Oded Graf, Patricia Rotondaro, Marcel Leemann, Zaida Ballesteros, Exequiel Barreras, Jitti Chompee, and others.
- ZAIDA BALLESTEROS
Performerwas born in Granada. She studied at the Conservatorio Profesional de danza de Granada and at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt a.M. She showed her own choreographic dance and video works at various festivals in Germany, Spain and Switzerland. She worked as a dancer at the Theater Osnabrück and then at the Theater St.Gallen. Based in Cottbus/GE she is now working as freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher. https://zaidaballesteros.comPRODUCTIONS:UPPERCUT