Performer Compagnie LaPerformance The Compagnie LaPerformance was formed in 2012 under the direction of Julie Jaffrennou. She brought together individual artists of various styles and backgrounds who have continually performed in Jaffrennou’s productions. Working within this group structure has provided the possibility to greatly enhance the storylines and imagery in the performances. This has served to shift the focus from the individual performers to the group as a whole. Julie Jaffrennou – artdirector Julie Jaffrennou studied at the Ecole des Beaus Arts in Angers (F) and at the College of Fine Arts in Braunschweig (Ger). Her main professors were Anzu Furukawa (Butoh Dance) and Marina Abramovic (Performance), who have had a strong influence on her work. For the last 20 years, she has been working as a performance artist, showing her work in Europe, Korea and Canada. Since 2012, she has been creating performance projects with artists from various disciplines. Tjadke Biallowons – production management Tjadke Biallowons studied drama at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminars in Vienna/Austria. Between 1996-1999 she was a member of the ensemble of the Meininger Theater. After that she went on as a company member at the Theaterhaus Jena. Since 2002 she is freelancing as actress, speaker and singing performer. Among others she worked at DT/Berlin, Theater Basel, Theater Freiburg and Staatstheater Dresden. She ist a constant cast member of the scetchcomedy „Knallerfrauen“ (Sat1) and works as speaker for arte, SWR and the library for blind people in Switzerland. Since 2012 she is performing with Julie Jaffrennou with whom she founded Cie LaPerformance. Alice Gartenschläger Alice Gartenschläger studied dance at the Folkwang University of Arts. Her first engagement was with the Compagnie Thomas Duchatelet at the Opéra de Lille. 1999-2001 she was a company member of the dance theater of Joachim Schlömer at the Theater Basel. Among others she worked with Zoltan Dani, Vincent Crowley and Sebastian Hartmann. Since 2002 she is freelancing as dancer and choreographer with J. Schlömer, G. Smith, T. Schneider and S. Nübling (Münchner Kammerspiele), F. Brucker (Theater Freiburg), K. Filmann (Theater Baden-Baden), M. Neuenschwander and K. Brömmelmeier (Schauspielhaus Zürich). Soon she will complete her studies at the Center of Shiatsu/Freiburg. Since 2016 she is a member of Cie LaPerformance. Olivia Maridian-Koop Olivia Maridjan-Koop studied dance at the Folkwang University of Arts under the leadership of Pina Bausch. Until 1993 she danced with the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brüssel and New York. 1994-2000 she was a company member of the dance theater Weimar and the dance theater Basel under the leadership of Joachim Schlömer. Since 2000 she is freelancing as dancer and choreographer with productions, workshops and her one choreographies in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. 2004 she completed her studies as Feldenkrais practitioner in Basel. Since 2016 she is a member of Cie LaPerformance.