FELIX BAUMANN (DE) - based in Berlin / BaWü, has been working as independent dance and theatre maker in collaboration with various international companies and organisations over the past 5 years. Amongst others with Accademia Teatro Dimitri (CH), the independent dance and theatre group Divadlo Continuo (CZ), the cultural centre for performing arts Studio Alta in Prague (CZ), PONEC - Divadlo pro tanec Prag (CZ), the physical theatre collective tYhle (CZ), LOFFT Das Theater Leipzig (DE), Schloss Bröllin e.V. (DE), Katapult Berlin (DE),Tanznetz Freiburg (DE) & Kulturzentrum Tempel Karlsruhe (DE).
During this time he was developing his interdisciplinary research and art practise, focused on the formation of a specific movement and theatre language, merging different disciplines such as physical, dance and visual theatre with stage design composition and the art of the comic. Already during his master studies in Physical Theatre, at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri (CH), Baumann's research focus was consistently dedicated to an interdisciplinary and experimental approach, aiming to develop an original tragicomic style, using the tool of the body in action to express the absurdities of daily life.
After completing his studies and meanwhile working as professional freelance artist in several international creations (2016-2021), Baumann found his own association - the freelance company “Von B bis Z” (Baumann & Zöller GbR) based in Berlin & BaWü (DE). The company is framed as platform for his past and future projects in the context of dance, theatre and circus - such as the performances: “The WARdrobe” (2019), “How things go” (2020), “Suitcase Boarding” (2021), “Seismic” (2021/22), as well as the workshop “7 Weights” (2019), the “Laboratory of Fools” (2020) and the “Moving Material Laboratory” (2021).
For this undertaking Baumann was supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the program NEUSTART KULTUR, aid program DIS-TANZEN of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, in 2020/21 and 2022.