I was born on the 24th January 1983 in Leipzig.
Six weeks before the fall of the wall my family escaped by Trabi.
We moved, relocated and settled down in various places.
All the left overs packed in a little box....
You kick my imagination in the air and it floats...
I left Bavaria with tender music in my fingers.
The next years
I moved between Nürnberg,
Arnhem (NL) and Düsseldorf
I learned to eat the space...
My roots brought me back to a town
connected to my bipolar
history of east and west.
Now I joyfully dance a "waltz in Berlin"
Anna Weißenfels creates performances, sound art and multimedia artworks. Studies for dance and choreography (ARTEZ Arnhem, BA 2007), most recently for alternative medicine (2015-17). Musical education in piano, voice, choral work as well as advanced training for voice anthropology (UDK Berlin, 2011). Her practice is dealing with new modes of connectivity and collaboration through self-organization. Her work is translating life experience into representative elements, creating surprising analogies.
So far she has done installative solo performances, multimedia artworks in collaboration with Youness Atbane, Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez and Lauren Strom-Berg, as well as choreographic experiments through the initiative VOLK TANZ TRUPPE with Frauke Gerhard. Research in the fields of voice and movement as the initiator of the Moving Choir Berlin, in collaboration with Ulrike Sowodniok and as a member of the A-cappella-Vocalquintett Ensemble Medulla. She developed the body therapy and teaching method mybodyknows - based on the individual knowledge and memory of the body. Recently she initiated the WORRIERS, a cooperative game combining site-specific performance with principles of computer games and survival training - a project with Tom Timmerhoff in collaboration with schloss bröllin e.V. and teatr brama.
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Photo: © Christiane Schniebel