I WANT ART TO BE SEEN AND HEARD.
Berlin. New York. Shanghai. My work as a creative producer combines art and its production with intercultural exchange. I’m at home in the world – and we humans are my biggest inspiration. I hope that my work promotes dialogue across national borders, which is why I work around the world with an international team.
SLIDE THROUGH MY PROJECTS
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS - HAPPY HOUR
Close Encounters - Happy Hour is a discussion panel created by myself and Cindy Hwang (Founder & President of Inpulse Creatives) . In a casual happy hour atmosphere, two to five people per round discuss important content and topics that occupy the performing arts scene. Together we name or address the "elephant in the room" and then discover new avenues of thinking to pursue. The talks are lively and humorous. My contribution: idea, production, project managementMORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
THAT TIME BY SAMUEL BECKETT
We see an injured, isolated person and hear her inner voice, remembering a past life. A piece that awakens memories of bygone times and leaves thoughts about the future in its wake. This one-woman play, with texts by Samuel Beckett, premiered in Zurich in 2020. Director: Gustav Rueb, Actor: Mona Kloos, My contribution: Project manager, production
7 PORTRAITS OF SOLITUDE
Seven dancers, seven composers, seven worlds, one message: we’re all connected to each other, even when we’re feeling lonely. The seven short films by choreographer and director David Dawson show how strongly our humanity is reflected in our art. Our emotional lives today are defining new truths – becoming the stories of tomorrow. My contribution: Project managerMORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
Twenty One Pilots, Kings of Leon, Swedish House Mafia, Billie Eilish – Lollapalooza took place for the second year in a row at Olympic Park in Berlin in 2019. My areas: “Aquapalooza” and the “Green District.” Aquapalooza was a specially created water show with artists and music that took place three times each day. The Green District brought together the festival attendees with NGOs in an area with stages, info stands and art. My contribution: Production, team concept development (Goodlive GmbH)MORE ABOUT THE LOLLAPALOOZA
Along with handling the in-depth discussions, Porsche focussed on the special luxury of being able to relax at the Web Summit in Lisbon and at Slush in Helsinki back in 2019. To this end the automobile manufacturer created a unique space of retreat in the middle of the loud conference going on around it. Visitors had the opportunity to meditate – guided by professional meditation experts. My contribution: Project manager (Copyright Communication GmbH)
The Weeknd, David Guetta, Kygo, Armin van Buuren, Dua Lipa, Imagine Dragons – Lollapalooza took place in Olympic Park in Berlin for the first time in 2018. The music festival was founded in the United States, with current versions happening in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Germany. I managed and supervised the “Family & Friends” space on location – a VIP area for invited guests, artists and their friends. My contribution: On-site production (Goodlive GmbH)MORE ABOUT THE LOLLAPALOOZA
ARTS FOR THE PEOPLE
Arts for the People took place in Taiwan in 2018. The grand opening of the National Kaohsiung Center of Arts Weiwuying offered the audience an unforgettable extravaganza of performing arts from Taiwan, indigenous dance, traditional theatre, opera, music, puppetry, street art and a variety of high-tech elements. An impressive, wonderfully successful show! My contribution: Project manager, team concept development (phase7 performing.arts GmbH)MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Shanghai Interactive Theatre Festival (SHIFT), with an ever-changing multimedia sculpture as well as trance and electro sounds, was first held in 2016. The show’s protagonists were aerial drones flying artistically in a repeating formation – accompanied by light and video art. It was yet another successful collaboration with China! My contribution: Project manager, team concept development (phase7 performing.arts GmbH)MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
Antique carpets from the renowned Martin Posth Collection in the middle of Berlin’s Kreuzberg district – I designed and organised the exhibition at the Bumiller Collection Studio, with smaller satellite events including discussions and lectures. What helped make it even more special was that the exhibition opening was linked with the “Volkmann Meeting,” the most important German-language institution for oriental carpet enthusiasts. My contribution: Project manager, concept development, productionMORE ABOUT THE MARTIN POSTH COLLECTION
25 YEARS OF GERMAN UNIFICATION
On behalf of the government of the German Federal State of Hesse, the Berlin-based artists’ collective phase7 performing.arts staged the official closing performance “Overcoming Borders” on the twenty-fifth anniversary of German Unity Day in Frankfurt. Twenty-five bridges made of light symbolised the country’s reunification. My contribution: On-site production, team concept development (phase7 performing.arts GmbH)MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL
Germany celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin-based artists’ collective phase7 performing.arts organised a citizen’s festival titled “Courage for Freedom” as part of the celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate. The event, with video and light art, plus a stage show, delighted the more than 300,000 attendees. My contribution: On-site production, team concept development (phase7 performing.arts GmbH)MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
HAVE I SPARKED YOUR INTEREST?
As a creative producer I realise artistic-cultural projects and commercial productions. To accomplish this I rely on networking and working side-by-side with a professional team of performers (singers, dancers, actors, acrobats), directors, costume designers and makeup artists, screenwriters, video artists, interactive software artists, light and sound designers, composers and a production team including a technical director. Our productions have been seen worldwide at festivals, in theatres and performing arts centres. As a team we create a global reach for art and culture in an international context.
I live for art. I studied dance in Mannheim, Germany, philosophy in Berlin, and spent six years as a professional dancer on stage, on television and in show productions. In 2013, I started pairing my stage experience with my producing skills. Successfully. Today I work worldwide as a creative producer and realise my own ideas in art and cultural projects. My interest for and understanding of different cultures got an early start, back when I was child. A two-year sojourn in China helped shape a deep understanding for other cultures. I now call Berlin my home and devote my work to international exchange. As a creative thinker, member of the International Society of the Performing Arts (ISPA) and International Network of Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM), I further contribute to international exchange on art and cultural projects.
WHERE ARE THE FACTS
WHAT MOTIVATES ME IS CREATING VISIBILITY FOR ART.
I value a motivated, professional team in my work as a creative producer, a team that is open to adventure. Respect for one another, flexibility, foresight and intercultural exchange form the foundation for my productions. It’s important to me that all participants learn from one another. Skills are taught, approaches to work are shared and experiences are discussed. For instance, this is how I organise lectures and workshops around specific commissioned works that promote dialogue. My career as a dancer gives me an understanding of a production from both sides: the view from the stage and the view onto the stage. This significantly impacts my work and enables sound logistic implementation of it.