toula limnaios was born 1963 in athens. after studying classical and modern dance, m. alexander and laban technique as well as music and dance pedagogy in brussels, she worked as a performer with claudio bernardo, régine chopinot and as an assistant with pierre droulers. later, she continued her education at the folkwang hochschule in essen, where she soon became a member of the folkwang tanzstudio under pina bausch. she made a name for herself in live improvisations with the musicians konrad bauer and peter kowald and founded the cie. toula limnaios in 1996. in 2007/8, she was guest professor for choreography at the ernst busch in berlin.
ralf r. ollertz
ralf r. ollertz was born in 1964. he studied composition, electroacoustic music and conducting in italy and at the folkwang hochschule in essen. over the last years, he has written chamber music and orchestra scores as well as electroacoustic music and radio plays, for which he received numerous international awards and scholarships. in 2002, he composed the short opera “carcrash” together with willy daum for the state opera houses in hannover and stuttgart. tours, radio and television productions have so far brought him to countries throughout europe, south america, the usa, japan, australia and africa.
silke wiethe, *1970 (berlin), studied art history and journalism at the tu/ fu berlin. since 1993 independent press work for art, music, theater, dance, film and literature events e.g. for: house of world cultures, freunde guter musik (in cooperation with: berliner festspiele/ neue nationalgalerie), klangquadrat. büro für klang- & medienkunst, pumpwerk, ada studio & bühne für zeitgen. tanz, productions at eigenreich and at tresor.m. she is a member of the cie. toula limnaios since 2000 and is both responsible for press and public relations, as well as acting as a dramaturgical advisor.
sanya tsekov studied chinese at the university of belgrade. she continued her research on asian performing arts after moving to china in 2007, where she studied kun opera, one of the oldest stage arts in chinas, under yu yanmin and jin jiakun. she has been giving theater workshops for children and teenagers since 2005 and organizes projects in the cultural field. sanya is responsible for the cie. toula limnaios’ touring and co-operations since october 2015.
light & stage technician