Ivana Müller


© François Maurisse
© François Maurisse

17 > 21.06.24


Through her choreographic and theatrical work as well as her performances, installations, texts and videos, Ivana Müller explores the poetics of language, rethinks the notion of body, movement and voice and their forms of representation, revisits the place of imagination and the imaginary, and questions the idea of “participation”. In her experimental, radical and formally innovative work, she often considers the idea of social choreography. The notion of the collective and collaboration is equally important in Ivana Müller’s approach to artistic practice itself. She often works in collaboration with artists, theorists, writers and gardeners, applying the principles of conversation and other forms of collective writing to the creation of the work. Her pieces have been produced and presented in Europe, the United States, Brazil and Asia over the last 20 years, including in visual arts contexts such as the Venice Biennale in 2015. She teaches or has taught frequently, notably at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Université Paris 8, University of the Arts Zürich, University of the Arts Berlin, P.A.R.T.S. Bruxelles, CCN de Montpellier, CNDC Angers, DAS Theater Amsterdam. 

“How can the idea of entering into dance and sharing it with others inspire the notion of coexistence and the relationship with our social, natural and political environments? Can the idea of 'sharing a collective body' through choreographic practices challenge the dominant model of 'individualism' and provoke different degrees of commitment and solidarity? Can the principle of belonging to a body larger than our own physical body change the way we see the notion of 'identity' and challenge the mechanisms of consumption, exhaustion and domination? These are just some of the questions we'll be working on during the workshop through a series of exercises, experiments and reflective sharings.”