Felix J. Baumann *born 1991 in Baden Württemberg (DE), lives and works in between germany, czech republic & france
Since 2016 Felix Baumann has been researching and working as independent dance and theatre maker in collaboration with various international companies and organisations. Amongst others with Accademia Teatro Dimitri (CH) and the cultural centre Plum Yard (CZ), in collaboration with the independent dance & theatre group Divadlo Continuo (CZ); the cultural centre for performing arts Studio Alta (CZ), the centre for circus and dance Katapult Berlin (DE), the Academy of Fools in Paris (FR), the Diyar Dance Theatre in Bethlehem (PSE), the physical theatre collective Tyhle (CZ), the dance company Szene 2wei (DE) and the studio Kabuff E-Werk (DE).
Between 2017 - 2019 he was mainly living and working between the artistic cultural centre, Plum Yard, in South Bohemia (CZ) and the headquarters of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Ticcino (CH). Since 2019 his center of work and research is based between germany, czech republic and france.
During his travels he is developing his research and art practise, focused on the formation of a specific movement and theatre language, combining different disciplines such as physical, dance & visual theatre with stage design composition & clownery. 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 a original tragicomic style and the attempt to fling his own absurdities inside out, using the tools of the body in action. Furthermore, coming from the background of pedagogy and psychoanalysis (DE), another central aspect of his artistic work and research is the human being in its original way of expression, the fragility and craziness of contemporary life - the paradoxicality of our existence.
After completing his studies in 2019 and meanwhile working as freelance artist in several international creations, Baumann is founding his own association in collaboration with a wider team of international artists, the freelance company “Von B bis Z” (Baumann & Zöller GbR), based in Baden-Württemberg (DE). The company is planned as platform for his past and future projects in the context of dance, theatre and circus, such as “The WARdrobe” (2018/19) with Jakub Štourač (CZ) & others (FR), “How things go” (2020) with Sean Henderson (US/CH) & Marie Gourdain (FR/CZ), and “Mahaba” (2019) with Nicole Nigro (CAN) & Diyar Dance Theatre (PSE), and the workshop concept “7 Weights” (2019) and the plattform “Laboratory of Fools” (2020) with which he is touring through Europe.