Community of Practice
Ana Lessing Menjibar
Ana Lessing Menjibar is a German-Spanish performer, choreographer, and multidisciplinary artist from Berlin. In her performances, she interweaves body and sound to form multimedia installations, striving for the creation of poetic worlds. She continuously explores a conceptual interpretation of flamenco, expanding the genre and its movement vocabulary, in order to situate its transformative potential within the context of performance and contemporary dance.
Barbara Lubich is an Italian filmmaker, sociologist, and historian. She is a co-founder of the Zentralwerk Kultur und Wohngenossenschaft eG and lives in Dresden. Her artistic research flows into film and performance works that she realises within interdisciplinarian constellations. www.barbara-lubich.net
caner teker is a survivor, supporter, and choreographer.
Mamady Wegat studied cultural sciences in Berlin. His work and research focus lies on sound studies, post-coloniality, as well as on science and idea history. He has been accompanying various artistic projects as production assistance, most recently as production manager as well as on staff of the public relations team, since 2018. He is currently busy with the traces of colonial production of knowledge in historic sound recordings.
Dr. Sandra Noeth
Dr. Sandra Noeth is a professor at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)/ Berlin University of the Arts, and she works internationally as a curator, and in both freelance as well as institutionalised contexts. She is mainly occupied with ethical and political perspectives on body practice and theory; her publications on the topic: Bodies of Evidence (with Gurur Ertem, Passagen 2018); Resilient Bodies, Residual Effects. Artistic Articulations of Borders and Collectivity from Lebanon and Palestine (transcript 2019).
ZOE (Marie-Zoe Buchholz)
ZOE (Marie-Zoe Buchholz) is a performance artist working in multi-media environments, a creative director, curator, and coach from Düsseldorf. She reflects on rehabilitation and re-appropriation, magic and marginalisation, reappraisal and futurism in her art, wherein the emphasis lies on the inclusion, the visibility, and the empowerment of structurally discriminated persons and their stories. She was among the first generation of voguing performers in Germany and also a member of the first German “house” that went on to establish the scene over here.
Community of Practice is part of the festival VOLUME UP. VOLUME UP is funded by Kunststiftung NRW.