Rosalin Hertrich / Marc Carrera / Sophie Ketteniß / Carmen Volpe
Marc Carrera studied Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. During this time, he participated in various political/artistic/protest groups in the city, while also beginning his practice in physical theatre, contemporary dance, and Butoh dance. He joined the Transdisciplinary Theatre Workshop, a three-year-long experience led by Derek Fenix, Samuel Núñez & Shaday Larios. Later on, he was founder member of two theatre companies: La Quadra Màgica by Pep Riera (political/satirical theatre), and Microscopía Teatro by Shaday Larios (object/visual/experimental theatre). He also founded the electro-art-pop band Zink Tank.
Together with Josep Riera, they set up the Espai Navæ in Barcelona, a brick-factory-space entirely dedicated to the performing arts that lasted eight intense months before its abrupt closure by the city council in 2008. After the closure, he decided to leave Barcelona for good and move to Berlin to support Samuel Núñez in founding Tatwerk Berlin.
He actively participated in Samuel Núñez’s Tatwerk Ensemble, as well as creating his own short pieces and collaborating as a performer, dancer and actor in other people’s projects. He was part of the Theaterkapelle Team both as an actor and a graphic designer for two years. In 2012 he took over the direction of Tatwerk Berlin for almost three years where he implemented a pedagogic program of courses and workshops, an artistic residency program, and regular showings, turning the theatre atelier into an artist-run space for theatre, dance, and performance. In 2013 he was awarded with the Jury Prize at the 100º Festival Berlin Sophiensæle for his dance-theatre piece Tanz Europe Express.
In 2017 he completed the MA in Performance Studies at the University Hamburg and the artistic residency Limited Edition at the K3 Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg (concluding with the piece O a O on the topic of repetition).
In 2021 he graduated from the Certificate of Higher Education course “Creating Dance in Art and Education – Dance Pedagogy / Choreography” directed by Nadja Raszewski at the TanzTangente/UdK Berlin.
His work for the stage is strongly based on physicality, concept, and choreography, emphasising the political aspects of the performative body and its discursive potential.
Carmen Volpe, born in Italy, is a performer, choreographer, dance teacher and dance therapist. She has danced since early childhood. In 2004 she received the Diploma Maestra di Danza Classica and Modern Dance, Danze Italia, Union International Dance (state diploma). She also studied Mediterranean Languages & Cultures in Art & Performance at the University l’Orientale of Naples.
In Berlin she completed the Seneca Intensive at Dock11 and since 2015 she is teaching dance classes to all ages at various dance schools in Berlin such as Urbanraum. In 2018 she completed her studies in Dance Therapy at the Academy Campus Naturalis and since 2019 she has been teaching dance therapy and dance pedagogy at the same Academy. In 2022 she has obtained the certificate “Creating Dance in Art and Education” by the Udk/Tanztangente Berlin with a focus on dance pedagogy and choreography.
In Berlin she works with various artists and companies, such as the inback Physical Theater Company, the Physical Theatre Kollaktiv, and the Tanztangente, where she worked as a dancer for the dance production “Mobilee” by choreographer Nadja Raszweski. Besides many artistic projects she is also engaged in several social projects.
Rosalin Hertrich is performer, theatre artist and lecturer for theatre pedagogy. She completed studies 2009 in Theatre- & Media Science in Erlangen/ Utrecht (Magister) and graduated 2013 in theatre pedagogy (BuT®) in Nürnberg. In Berlin, she became 2014 somatic educator (MOC).
During her studies, Rosalin has been active member of the german-czech theatre group Cojc Land Ensemble, also leading numerous intercultural theatre projects for young people and students. At university, she staged several experimental theatre plays (Faust 3.0, 2007; Kollision Alltag, 2008). Next to her theatre activities she worked as a culture journalist.
In 2014, Rosalin moved to Berlin to join the Physical Theatre intensive training, led by Samuel Nuñez and Marc Carrera and to assist there. 2017 she founded with Marc Carrera and Sophie Ketteniß the Physical Theatre teaching community DAS KOLLAKTIV.
In her performance projects, Rosalin combines the elements from her knowledge of theatre and movement in the search for new ways of performative expression. Therefore she uses approaches from somatic work, physical theatre, dance and Butoh. She explores sociological and philosophical thoughts and phenomena of contemporary society in a performative-bodily way, transforming them into choreography, movement and images. At Tatwerk Berlin she led two choreographic-performative projects: 2015 (DIS)POSITIONED (with Kathrin Keusch); 2016 OUT OF BALANCE.
In 2016/17 she collaborated with the Prague based experimental theatre group Spielraum Kollektiv. In 2017 she performed in Luther, Dancing with the gods for Robert Wilson and Rundfunkchor Berlin. In 2018 she co-founded the artistic theatre group HALBBILD that premiered in the same year with the piece NEBEL.
Sophie Ketteniß is an interdisciplinary theater and dance artist and a studied linguist. Born and raised in Berlin, Sophie developed her first theater plays amongst an intergenerational theater group lead by dance theater pedagogue Elena Bronsert in the city’s eastern periphery. She later participated in youth dance projects run by Faster-Than-Light-Dance-Company: “ZweiNsamkeit” (2009/Theater an der Parkaue) and “Orgel trifft Tanz” (2010/Berliner Dom).
Whilst living in Scotland, she joined a Script Writing class guided by writer Raymond Ross that united a diverse group of local and temporary Edinburghians. Dismantling barriers of language, class, gender and age furthermore inspired her belief in the power of a subaltern community-based approach to theater and storytelling.
From 2014 on, Sophie trained in physical theater, contemporary dance and butoh with Chilean director, actor and choreographer Samuel Nunez in Leipzig and Berlin. In 2016, she gladly took the chance to undertake a Traineeship as director’s assistant with choreographer Constanza Macras/Dorkypark for the production “ALBUM”. From March to December 2016 she was a member of the physical theater company project at Tatwerk Berlin, developing and performing in the production “STEPPE”. In 2017, she started to teach in the Physical Theater class at Tatwerk.
Her personal interest in dance pursues the questions of how to gain insight on a physical level and how to work with the body in order to initiate knowledge.
Besides working as a sign language assistant for deaf school children, she is currently developing her new project “NEBEL” within a performance collective on intergenerational remembering and the transformation of values.