Choreographer, performance and installation artist Angie Hiesl has been presenting her interdisciplinary projects since the 1980s. The artistic collaboration between Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser started in 1997, since then they have developed all of their projects together. This means that all concepts, choreographies and installations are being developed and created collectively. They present their interdisciplinary projects at locales distant to art in private and public urban spaces.
Their artistic and performative interventions create new contexts, condensing local peculiarities and putting them in context to social phenomena. Thematically, their coordinates are to be found in the relationship between the human body and space/ architecture as well as in the relationship between humans and their respective cultural, social, political, and global environment.
The human body is a central topic, with its confines and no limitations at the same time. Hiesl’s and Kaiser’s original aesthetic means of expression as well as their concepts turn out to be sensual provocations – an invitation to the audience and to passers-by alike to take a new look at something we believed was familiar, a re-arrangement of reality. They communicate their art in workshops and lectures. The multi-award winning works are being shown globally.
Grown up in Venezuela, Perú and Germany, Angie Hiesl has been living and working in Cologne since 1975. Since the 1980s she has been working as director, choreographer, and performance and installation artist. In Germany she was one of the first artists to develop projects for dance and theater in site-specific only settings. Throughout various teaching activities at international academies and universities Angie Hiesl passes on her artistic approach.
Since the 1980s projects at the interface of Fine and Performing Arts have been essential to Angie Hiesl’s international teaching activities. In site-specific performances and installations she strongly focuses on the public urban space as subject for research and experimentation. Her topics are: Body and space – dance and architecture – everyday life and its absurdities – site-specific work at locales distant to art.
She teaches her artistic methods in workshops and lectures at universities and colleges for Dance, Theater and Fine Arts.
Languages of instruction: German, English, French, Spanish
Teaching activities - selection:
Berlin KlangKunstBühne, Workshop Urban – City – Urban for professional artists
Lecturer M.A. course Tanzkultur VIEW
German Sport University Cologne / Insitute for Dance and Movement Culture
Dhaka/BD, Goethe Institute Dhaka
Performance workshop during festival Under the Rainbow II
Paris/F, International Coach Federation – Conférence Européenne Paris - Art & Science & Coaching – Workshop: Teaching of artistic method
Darmstadt/GER, 64th INMM Spring Conference– Institute for New Music and Arts – Academy of Sound Art – Workshop in collaboration with composer Volker Staub – Topic: Space-Sound-Movement-Rhythm
Peking/PRC, LDS Living Dance Studio – Seminar: site-specific work – Body/Space/Action
Peking/PRC, LDS – Workshop, Topic: Performance, Development of Concepts and Strategies – Dance and Space/Public Space
Neuss, OFF Theater Seminar on Theater Pedagogy Performance: Space, Concept, Action
Neuss, OFF Theater Seminar on Theater Pedagogy Performance and Action in Public Space
Montevideo/UY, Musical College at State University / Department of Dance
Topic: Dance and Performance in Public Space / Dance and Architecture
Hosted by the Goethe Institute Montevideo
Dessau, "5. Bauhaus Bühnenwerkstatt"
Topic: Dancing human/Performance body
Topic: Dance and Performance in Public Space
Fredrikstad/N, Akademi for figurteater
Topic: Site-Specific Works – Installation and Performance
Amsterdam/NL, The Amsterdam/Maastricht Summer University
Thema: performance – body – space
Universität Gießen, Institute for Applied Drama, Visiting Professorship
Topic: Between Theater and Performance – Installationen and Performances in Public Space
Århus/DK, Nordisk Teaterskole – Guest lecturer
Frankfurt/M., University of Music and Performing Arts, Theater Department
Project and seminar focussing on 'Performance in Public Space'
Budapest/HU, University of Applied Arts
Seminar: Performance in Public Space
Hosted by the Goethe Insitute Budapest
Cambridge/UK – Summer Academy – Physical State International
Site and Sight – Live Art Project
Trossingen, University of Music – Seminar on Acrobatics
Bonn, Annual Summer School of Theater: Seminar with additional performance,
in collaboration with the Stresemann-Institute Bonn and the Franco-German Youth Office
Cologne, Schauspiellehrwerkstatt/SLW (private acting school)
Physical exercises and lessons with additional projects
Various seminars with:
Rheinische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Spiel und Tanz/Köln,
Theaterpädagogisches Zentrum Köln – Department of Theater Pedagogy,
Berlin, Pädagogische Hochschule – Seminar in Physical Theater with Prof. Nickel
Born in the Black Forest Roland Kaiser has been living in Cologne since 1987. Since 1997 the director, choreographer and fine artist has been realizing artistic projects together with Angie Hiesl that have been shown at numerous national and international festivals and guest performances. He furthermore documents all productions photographically.
2016 – Alltäglich und doch anders | Kunstinterventionen - irritierend-beflügelnd
photo exhibition of projects 1984–2016, photos by ROLAND KAISER and others
Cologne | Philharmonie Cologne
2010 - Photo exhibition of several projects
Festival TANZTENDENZEN, photos by ROLAND KAISER
Greifswald | Theater Vorpommern
2006 - Angie Hiesl Produktion 1995-2006
photo exhibition - photos by ROLAND KAISER
Aarhus/DK | Aarhus Teater in cooperation with Aarhus Festuge
2017 – Katharina von Bora ? Von der Pfarrfrau zur Bischöfin
photo exhibits by Roland Kaiser from the projects
ID-clash and TWINS - how do I know I am me …
Bonn | Women's Museum
2013 – EVO – Frauen in den Weltreligionen
photo exhibits by Roland Kaiser from the project ... and HAIR and HAIR and HAIR and ...
Bonn | Women's Museum
2005 - Thai-German Contemporary Art Exchange 2005
2004 - Gabriele Münter Preis 2004
Bonn | Women's Museum
Berlin | Martin-Gropius-Bau
1998 - An Elbe und Rhein
Bonn | bank of the river Rhine
Dresden | bank of the river Elbe
1998 - Galerie der Wünsche
Cologne | Kölnisches Stadtmuseum
1997/1998 - Gabriele Münter Preis '97
Erfurt | Galerie am Fischmarkt
Osnabrück | Kunsthalle Dominikaner Kirche
Bonn | Women's Museum
1995/1996 - Der Rhein, Le Rhin, De Waal
Strasburg/F | Musée d’Art Contemporain
Nijmwegen/NL | Museum Commanderie van Jan Sint
Bonn | Rheinisches Landesmuseum
COOPERATIVE PHOTO WORK
1988-1989 - Family / at Home
cooperation with C. Victor Dahmen
(State Award for Female Artists)
2005 – INNOVATIONSPREISof the VI. Festival Internacional de Teatro y Artes de Valladolid, Spain,
for "x-mal Mensch Stuhl"
2001 – KÖLNER EHRENTHEATER-PREIS of the SK-Foundation for Culture
1998 – INTERNATIONALER STRAßENTHEATERPREIS (international street theater award)
for "x-mal Mensch Stuhl", Holzminden
1998 – award "THEATERZWANG" for "Chicken Fodder & other fine stories"
1996 – FÖRDERPREIS of the secretray for common cultural work NRW
1993 – KINDER- UND JUGENDTHEATERPREIS of Cologne for the choreography of "Kinderjahre"(director: ARNO KLEINOFEN)
1991 – CARL-STIPENDIUM, Essen (Germany) - Coal-Mine Carl
1989 – CHARGESHEIMER AWARD, scholarship of the city of Cologne