FELIX BAUMANN - based in Berlin, has been researching and working as independent dance and theatre maker in collaboration with various international companies and organizations over the past 5 years. Amongst others with Accademia Teatro Dimitri (CH), the cultural center Plum Yard (CZ), Divadlo Continuo (CZ), Studio Alta in Prague (CZ), Divadlo pro Tanec - PONEC dance venue Prag (CZ), LOFFT DAS THEATER Leipzig (DE), Schloss Bröllin e.V. (DE), E-Werk Freiburg (DE), Kulturzentrum Tempel Karlsruhe (DE), the collective tYhle from Prague (CZ), and Cie Matiere Mobile from Lyon (FR).
During this time he was developing his 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. His latest works are particularly dedicated to the relationship between body and material.
After completing his studies and meanwhile working as professional freelance artist in several international creations, Baumann was founding his own association - the freelance company “Von B bis Z” (Baumann & Zöller GbR) based in BaWü and Berlin (DE). The company is framed as platform for his past and future projects in the context of dance, theatre and circus - such as the productions: “The WARdrobe” (2019), "Mahaba" (2019), “How things go” (2020), “Suitcase Boarding” (2021/2022), “Seismic” (2021/2022), as well as the research projects "Künste im Dialog" (2022), "Plan B,C,D (2021-2023), the workshop “7 Weights” (2019-2023), and the laboratories: “Laboratory of Fools” (2020-2023) and “Moving Material" (2021-2023).
In the years 2020/2021 and 2022 Baumann´s work was supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.