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Simina is an artist working in the field of theatre, performance and film. She works as a director as well as a performer. After receiving the Master of Fine Arts at the Folkwang University she has been staging shows in different theatres like the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Theater der Keller Köln, or Maschinenhaus Essen. Her free project „Bluebeard“ received the Petra Meurer Prize 2016. The video installation "Johnny's house" in collaboration with Nina Gschlößl was shown at Museum Folkwang in 2018. Since 2016 she has been a regular participant in Gaga trainings with dancers from Batsheva Dance Company and Ohad Naharin at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv.
Her work has been shown at the Al-Kasaba Theater in Ramallah, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Worth Ryder Art Gallery in Berkeley and the Shanghai International Experimental Theater Festival, among others.
*(1981 in Moscow/USSR) now resides in Germany, as he left Russia after the outbreak of war against Ukraine.
He studied at the Psychology Department of the Moscow City Psychological-Pedagogical University and at the Theatre Direction Department of the Institute of Modern Art. A freelance artist since 2003 he has been working in the field of physical theater, dance theater, creating inclusive performances. Since 2007 he has been one of the members of the organizing committee of the festival of inclusive theater "Protheatre". Since 2010 he has been actively teaching theater theory to students at various universities and also conducting workshops on physical theater techniques and body expression development for actors, dancers and performers. He participates in international residencies, projects and laboratories. In Germany, in addition to the creative work directly involved in social projects, including the creation of a theater group (city of Chemnitz) which includes refugees from Ukraine.
His main professional interests are: Searching for resources of bodily expression of performer, actor, dancer. Working at the intersection of authentic movement and the professional possibilities of the trained body. An important area of research is also the relationship between the human body and the object world, urban spaces and natural objects. In general, he considers the body and bodily activity as an organ and at the same time a way of cognition.
Giulia Di Guardo
Giulia holds a master in Performing Arts Management ( Accademia Teatro alla Scala and Politecnico Milano - Graduate School of Management). Since 2019 she facilitates the distribution and organization of the projects by Cie MF | Maxime & Francesco (FR) , for which she also worked as a dancer in “Un été exceptionnel” and “Re-Garde” ( as second cast).
Einen ersten Durchlauf von flausen+international gab es schon in Zusammenarbeit mit I.DRA. (Independent Drama Residence) aus Brescia, Italien. Je zwei Künstler*innen aus Deutschland und Italien trafen sich jeweils zwei Wochen in beiden Ländern. Eindrücke dieses Arbeitsaustausches könnt ihr hier nachlesen.