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 – artistic director

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 25 years, she has been working as a performance artist, showing her work in Europe, Korea and Canada. In 2012 she founded the company LaPerformance, in which she works across generations and with interdisciplinary performers. The development of concepts, from the idea, the stage design to the costume, and the leadership of the performers* is a constant search for a visual language beyond the individual artistic disciplines and thus a new theater form. 

Tjadke Biallowons – financial director & communication

As acting graduate of the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna, Tjadke Biallowons was first permanently engaged at the Meininger Theater and the Theaterhaus Jena. In 1999 she won the Ulrich-Burkhardt-Förderpreis and in 2000 received a nomination for Young Actress of the Year in the trade magazine theater heute. Since 2002 she has been working as a freelance actress & speaker. Her work has taken her to DT in Berlin, Theater Basel, Theater Freiburg, Staatstheater Dresden, among others. On television, she was part of the permanent cast of “Knallerfrauen” (Sat1), which won the German Comedy Award several times. She filmed for the German Tatort “Rebland”, as well as for “Waldgericht – ein Schwarzwaldkrimi”. Since 2020, Tjadke Biallowons has been in front of the camera for the “Martina Hill Show” and the TV series “Die Fallers”. Since 2012 she has been performing with Julie Jaffrennou, with whom she founded the Cie LaPerformance. In Freiburg, she also worked with the theater group storytelling engines. As a voice-over artist, she works regularly for arte and SWR.

Alice Gartenschläger 

From 1993-1997 Alice Gartenschläger studied dance at the Folkwanghochschule in Essen. This was followed by an engagement in the Compagnie Thomas Duchatelet and Kiyomi Ishida at the Opera in Lille and other stages in France. Afterwards she was a member of the ensemble of Tanztheater Joachim Schlömer at Theater Basel. Since 2001 she works as a freelance dancer and choreographer with different directors and choreographers for international productions. In 2016 she becomes a member of the company LaPerformance. In 2019 she graduates from the Shiatsu-School  in Freiburg as a Shiatsupractitioner.

Olivia Maridian-Koop 

studied dance at the Folkwang University of Arts (1984-1988) under the direction of Pina Bausch. Until 1993 she danced with the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brussels and New York. Between1994-2000 she was a company member of the Tanztheater Weimar and the Tanztheater Basel under the artistic direction of Joachim Schlömer.
Since 2000 she is freelancing as a dancer and choreographer with productions, workshops and her own choreographies in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. In 2004 she completed her training as a Feldenkrais® practitioner in Basel. She lives in Freiburg since 2008 and has participated in many artistic and pedagogical projects at the Theater Freiburg and other institutions in the town. Since 2016 she is a member of Cie LaPerformance.