Artists Biogs

Karen Christopher is a collaborative performance deviser, performer, and teacher. Her practice includes listening for the unnoticed, the almost invisible, and the very quiet. She was a member of the Chicago-based performance group Goat Island for 20 years until the group disbanded in 2009. With Goat Island, Karen performed and led workshops throughout the USA and the UK, and in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, and Switzerland. Karen now lives and works in London where she has launched Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects and teaches part time at Central School of Speech & Drama. She is an associate artist at Chelsea Theatre (London), and recently received an honorary fellowship from University College Falmouth.

Janez Janša is artist, writer, performer and director of interdisciplinary performances a.o. WE ARE ALL MARLENE DIETRICH FOR (with Erna Omarsdottir), PUPILIJA, PAPA PUPILO AND THE PUPILCEKS – RECONSTRUCTION and THE MORE OF US THERE ARE, THE FASTER WE WILL REACH OUR GOAL. His visual works include a. o. REFUGEE CAMP FOR THE FIRST WORLD CITIZENS (with Peter Šenk), NAME Readymade (with Janez Janša and Janez Janša) and LIFE [IN PROGRESS]. His work contains strong critical and political dimension and it is focused on the relation between art and social and political context. He is author of the book on Jan Fabre (JAN FABRE – La Discipline du chaos, le chaos de la discipline, Armand Colin, Paris 1994) and has been editor in chief of MASKA, performing arts journal from 1999 to 2006. He is the director of Maska, institute for publishing, production and education based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ivana Müller is a choreographer, artist and author of texts. She grew up in Croatia but most of her life lived and worked as a foreigner. Müller’s dance and theatre performances, installations, text works, video-lectures, audio pieces, guided tours and web works have been presented in venues and festivals such as Rotterdamse Schouwburg, STUK Leuven, brut Vienna, Frascati Theater Amsterdam, Kampnagel Hamburg, La Villette Paris, Wiener Festwochen, Theatertreffen Berlin, DTW New York, National Museum of Singapore, Saddler’s Wells London, Springdance Festival Utrecht, HAU Berlin, Centre nationale de danse Paris,  Kaaitheater Brussels (for a more extensive list of works and  venues please look at the page WORKS). Some of the recurring subjects in Müller’s work are body and it’s representation, self-invention, place of imaginary and imagination, notion of authorship and the relationship between performer and spectator. In 2007 Müller received the Charlotte Koehler Prize from the Prins Bernhard Funds (NL) for her œuvre, as well as Impulse Festival and Goethe Institute Prize for her piece While We Were Holding It TogetherIvana Müller is one of the founding members of LISA (2004 – 2009), a collaborative production and discursive platform based in Amsterdam. Ivana Müller lives in Paris and Amsterdam and works internationally.

Litó Walkey is a performer and choreographer based in Berlin. She studied at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and was a member of the Chicago-based performance company Goat Island from 2002-2009. Her own projects have been presented in Europe and America: ‘wings raised to a second power’, ‘The Missing Dance No.7’, ‘instanded’, ‘To fight a duel’ and ‘Like that, like this’. Litó has worked with choreographers Vera Mantero and Martine Piscani, and maintains ongoing collaborations with artists such as Lucy Cash, Alice Chauchat, Boris Hauf and Martin Nachbar. Her work focuses on collaborative methods and forms of writing dance. She is currently in the Masters of Choreography program at the Amsterdam Theaterschool. Litó is an Associate Lecturer at the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin.

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