International Women‘s* Theatre Festival



– Kollektiv KLAUS

Performative installation in public space

A shiny silvery object lands in a public place. A sculpture, an amoeba, a respiratory organ, an alien body, a mirror, a being? At first, all that can be seen is a large structure that keeps deforming. After a sequence of suggestive forms and deformations, the performers emerge from the moving shell. A relationship game unfolds in the field of tension of physical and social possibilities. Islands of togetherness in the middle of the everyday flow of isolated navigating individuals. Cells of connection that inform, infect and transform the perception of the body of the city and its inhabitants. Proximity and women’s power as subversion and activism in times of polarisation, division and still prevailing patriarchy. Episodically, the casual or invited audience experiences danced encounters, stories, playful or cathartic moments at and around the table.

  • Kollektiv KLAUS: Anne Mégier, Ella Necker, Emma James, Gabi Seeleitner, Hannah Zauner, Julia Riederer and Manuela Deac.
  • Sound: Julian Siffert

🗓️ Date | Saturday, 23.09.

Time | 6:00 p.m. – Duration | approx. 50 min

📍 Location | Opernplatz, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

🌍 Language | German

👥Participants* | n/a

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  • BIOS:


    Anne Mégier, Ella Necker, Emma James, Gabi Seeleitner, Hannah Zauner, Julia Riederer & Manuela Deac



    is a dance performer, dance teacher, shiatsu practitioner, geomancer and landscape planner as well as translator. The combination of these approaches forms the basis of her exploration of movement as a dialogue with ourselves and  our environment. Performance, dramaturgy, choreography assistance with Doris Uhlich, Bouchra Ouizguen, Theatercombinat/Claudia Bosse, Nada Productions/Amanda Pinja, Elina Lautamäki, Oleg Soulimenko, Art in Process/Bello Benischauer, Mathilde Monnier, among others.



    is an actress and clown. Sie studied theatre, film and media studies, journalism and communication sciences. Acting training in Vienna, further training in clowning and physical theatre (Philippe Gaulier, Lila Monti, LeCoq) and participation in numerous research projects in the performance field. Founding member of Theater Frischluft. As a clown, works in a social-therapeutic context with elderly people. Speaker and editor at Radio Klassik.



    is a dancer and choreographer. She graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2001 and danced for international contemporary artists for many years. She has worked with choreographers in the fields of Butoh, improvisation and bio-feedback. In her numerous travels she explored the interplay between film and site-specific dance. In 2011, Emma moved to Austria and founded Blipcollective, a community for contemporary dance and transformative art.



    is a performer, choreographer and dance/motopaedagogue who lives and works in Vienna. She studied physics, piano and dance at the University of Vienna, the Vienna Conservatory and in New York with Merce Cunningham. Her work focuses on questioning public order and helping to shape it through performance art.



    is a dancer & Pilates instructor. 2022-2023 Assistant director at Theater Drachengasse and Schall und Rauch-Agency at Dschungel Wien. Since April 2023 Trainer at "Tanzen Ohne Grenzen", Vienna. 2021 Training in "PERA - School of Performing Arts" (Northern Cyprus) as well as in "La Faktoria - Choreographic Centre" (Pamplona). She also completed the Tanz Seneca 2018 educational programme in Berlin. She studied cultural and social anthropology at the University of Vienna from 2016-2021. She conceives and produces dance pieces and works as a freelance performer with musicians and filmmakers.



    is an interdisciplinary artist. She is co-founder of the production studio and centre for transdisciplinary art LOT at the Anker-Brotfabrik in Vienna, and also co-founder of ONE MESS GALLERY VIENNA and the performance band DIE FITTEN TITTEN. Her focus is on relational art that transcends people and space. She studied art with extended painterly space, action in public space as well as art and cultural education and fashions and styles at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.



    is a contemporary dancer. She comes from Romania and studied journalism there. During her studies she worked with local artists on various theatre and film projects. In addition to contemporary dance and performance training, she has attended workshops in Noh theatre and Butoh dance. She has participated in numerous projects with Doris Uhlich, Elio Gervasi and Mia Haugland Habib, KLAUS, among others.


Sep 23 2023




Opernplatz, 60313 Frankfurt am Main.