Angie Hiesl

Director - Choreographer - Performance- and Visual Artist


born in 1954 in Riedenburg/Oberpflaz
grown up in Peru, Venezuela and Bonn/Germany
since 1975 in Cologne


EDUCATION
studying several theater-, dance and body work methods
theater after GROTOWSKI, STRASBERG-method
1978 - 1981 - Sporthochschule, Cologne, elementary dance and movement theater


AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIP
2012 KÜNSTLERINNENPREIS NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN 2012
         (State Award for Female Artists)
2005 INNOVATIONSPREIS of 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 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 choreography
         "Kinderjahre" (director: ARNO KLEINOFEN)
1991 CARL-STIPENDIUM, Essen(Germany) - Coal-Mine Carl
1981 CHARGESHEIMER AWARD, scholarship of Cologne


PIECES | PERFORMANCES

2015       
Dhaka/Bangladesh, Shilpakala Academy
ID-clash in Bangladesh
Intercultural performance and installation project on trans identity
Concept and realization: Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser

Cologne, Rheinau Harbour
AQUAMARIN.50678
Installation and performance project by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser
Sommer Köln/Summer Cologne 2015

Cologne, CarlsGarten, Municipal Theatre Cologne
PARTS OFF – ID-clash
Special for tanznrw 2015 by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser

2014       
Düsseldorf, Johannes-Rau-Platz/Apollo-Platz
AQUAMARIN.40213, world premiere
installation and performance project to mark 25 years of the Arts Foundation of North-Rhine Westphalia
Concept and realization: Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser
internationale tanzmesse 2014

Saarbrücken, Landwehrplatz
[in] VISIBLE - [un] SICHTBAR, world premiere
Urban installation and performance project
Concept and realization: Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser

Thionville/F, place Claude Arnoult
[in] VISIBLE - [un] SICHTBAR

Luxembourg, place Léon XIII
[in] VISIBLE - [un] SICHTBAR

Liège/B, place du 20-Août
[in] VISIBLE - [un] SICHTBAR

2013       
Cologne, municipal nursery Cologne-Poll
ID-clash, world premiere
Intercultural performance and installation project
on trans identity
Concept and realization: Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser

Arnhem/NL, city centre
DRESSING THE CITY AND MY HEAD IS A SHIRT
City intervention by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser
M°BA (Mode-Biennale Arnhem)

Viersen, Innenstadt
DRESSING THE CITY AND MY HEAD IS A SHIRT
City intervention by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser
Festival tanz nrw 2013

Dhaka/Bangladesh, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh
POSSIBILITIES
Performance with nine "Hijras" (third gender) by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser


2012       
Cologne, Chlodwigplatz
STILL LIFE – AND SOFTLY SLUMBERS..., world premiere
A performative urban intervention from the URBAN-CITY-URBAN cycle
Concept and realization: Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser

Düsseldorf, NRW-Forum   
Installation to the projectDRESSING THE CITY AND MY HEAD IS A SHIRT
by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser, internationale tanzmesse nrw
       
São Paulo/Brasilien – Praça Antônio Prado, MOSTRA SESC DE ARTES 2012
DRESSING THE CITY AND MY HEAD IS A SHIRT
City intervention by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser   
           
Alès/Frankreichx-times people chair, Festival CRATÈRE SURFACE
       
Montréal/Canada x-times people chair , FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES (FTA)


2011 
Göteborg/Sweden, 3:e våningen - PART OFF – PICK’n’PLACE
interdisciplinary performance project by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser
Kulturnatta Göteborg 2011


Sprockhövel, Opening of an education centre Sprockhövel IG Metall PICK’n’PLACE
performance project by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser

Cologne, Ebertplatz and Heinrich-Böll-Platz
DRESSING THE CITY AND MY HEAD IS A SHIRT / world premiere
city intervention from the cycle »URBAN-CITY-URBAN«
Concept and realization: Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser

Münster, inner city - PICK’n’PLACE
Interdisciplinary performance project by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser                              Festival Flurstücke 011 

Düsseldorf, tanzhaus nrw - PART OFF – ... and HAIR and HAIR and HAIR and ...
Performance installation by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser
3. CROSSING DANCE FESTIVAL

Viersen, inner City - PICK’n’PLACE / Düsseldorf, tanzhaus nrw - PART OFF – PICK’n’PLACE
Interdisciplinary performance project by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser, Festival tanz nrw 2011

2010
Cologne, Friesenplatz and Hans-Böckler-Platz - PICK’n’PLACE
Interdisciplinary performance project in public space from the cycle URBAN-CITY-URBAN
Concept, direction, choreography, installations: Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser - world premiere

Cologne, Rheinuferstraße - RED FLOW
Art installation in public space by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser on the occasion of the china-hair-connection Beijing-Cologne book launch. The book published by Emons Verlag Cologne is a documentation of the same name project by Angie Hiesl und Roland Kaiser
Photos by Roland Kaiser                                                                                                            

Darmstadt, Akademie für Tonkunst, 64. Frühjahrstagung des INMM                                 PARTS OFF - china-hair-connection Beijing-Cologne
performance and installation by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser

2009
Cologne, ART.FAIR 21, PARTS OFF – TWINS - how do I know I am me…
Performance installation by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser

Liverpool/UK, A Foundation - TWINS – how do I know I am me …
Interdisciplinary performance project with five pairs of identical twins
commissioned by the Bluecoat, Liverpool
concept / space / direction: Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser

2008
Beijing/Cologne, Caochangdi quarter, Beijing / Eigelstein district, Cologne
china-hair- connection Beijing-Cologne
interdisciplinary performance project in public space from the HAIR CYCLE
concept / space / direction: Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser -  world premiere

Aachen - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, Festival across the borders

2007
Cologne, fallow field Dillenburger Straße  - MACADAM                                             interdisciplinary performance project in public space, concept / space / direction: Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser - world premiere                                                                      

Prag/Czech Republic  -  x-times people chair, Prague Quadrennial 2007

2006
Düsseldorf, tanzhaus nrw - PARTS OFF - ZWILLINGE - how do I know I am me..., Festival Temps D'Image, partially two new produced scenes of  ZWILLINGE - how do I know I am me..., by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser

Shanghai/China - ...public hair..., Fringe Festival, work in progress by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser

Aarhus/Denmark - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, Festival Womania/Aarhusfestuge, production with women only and photo exhibition of selected performances
Hagen - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, Aktionstage BLAU
Poznan/Poland - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, Malta Festival

Cologne, Villa Kalk and Museumshalle Kalk - ...and HAIR and HAIR and HAIR and..., a collaboration between Schauspiel Köln (Cologne Theater) and Angie Hiesl Produktion - concept / space / direction: Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser, world premiere

2005
Warsaw/Poland - Familie und Zuhause - Ein Besuchs-Projekt in mehreren Teilen, by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser, Festival Sztuka Ulicy in cooperation with Goethe Institut Warschau

Valladolid/Spain - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, VI. Festival Internacional de Teatro y Artes de Valladolid

2004
Düsseldorf, NRW-Forum - Familie und Zuhause - Blick ins Zimmer - Nr. 1
performance and installation by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser
5. international dance fair nrw

Bordeaux/France - x-fois gens chaise, L'Escale Du Livre - book fair

2003
South America tour with x-vezes gente cadeira"/"x-veces gente silla
in cooperation with the Goethe Institut
    Salvador do Bahia / Brasil, festival Mercado Cultural
    Lima/Perú, Goethe Institut Lima in cooperation with Centro Cultural San Marcos
    Rio de Janeiro/Brasil, festival Panorama de Danca
    Cordoba/Argentina, Festival Internacional de Teatro Mercosur 2003
    Porto Alegre/Brasil, festival Porto Alegre em Cena

Cologne, Severinsviertel - Familie und Zuhause -Family and Home – A Visit in Several Parts, production for public and private places by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser - world premiere

Barcelona/Spain - x-veces gente silla, festival Dies de Danza, in cooperation with Goethe Institut Barcelona

2002
Hamburg - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, Quartier Levantehaus
Bogotá/Columbia - x-veces gente silla - new production with local actors,
Goethe Institut Bogotá
Stockton/England - x-times people chair, International Riverside Festival
Gent/Belgium - x-fois gens chaise, International StraatTheaterFestival

Jena - x=jetzt, Jenaer night of the museums / Panta Rhei - Alles fließt

2001
Cologne, Deutzer Brücke - TWINS - how do I know I am me ...
production with pairs of identical twins by Angie Hiesl and Roland Kaiser
world premiere and festival Impulse 2001

Villingen - Fransiskanermuseum - x=jetzt, Museumsfest

Düsseldorf, Ehrenhof - x=now, congress Stiftung Lebendige Stadt

Friedberg - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, village fair Friedberg spielt verrückt
Sao José do Rio Preto / Brasil - x-vezes gente cadeira - with local and European actors, Festival Internacional de Teatro Sao José do Rio Preto
Fribourg/Switzerland - x-fois gens chaise, festival Bellaurd Bollwerk International
Les Mureaux/France - x-fois gens chaise, festival Rendez-vous aux Mureaux

2000
Cologne, underground station Appellhofplatz - KACHELHAUT 4
in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil and Roland Kaiser, within the scope of plan 2000

Freiburg - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, Internationales Theater-Festival

Dortmund, coking plant Hansa - KACHELHAUT 3
in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil and Roland Kaiser, festival Theaterzwang 2000

1999
Aurillac/France - x-fois gens chaise, Festival d'Aurillac

Munich, pedestrian underpass Maximilianstraße - KACHELHAUT 2
in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil and Roland Kaiser - StadtForum Munich

1998
Bonn, bank of the river Rhine - HOCH-ZEIT Deutsch II
Dresden, bank of the river Elbe - HOCH-ZEIT Deutsch I
dance performance and installation in cooperation with ROLAND KAISER - exhibition An Elbe und Rhein, Elisabeth Montag Foundation Dresden

Holzminden - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, Internationales Straßentheater Festival
Londrina/Brasil - x-vezes gente cadeira - with local and European actors - Festival Internacional de Londrina (FILO)

Dortmund, auditorium at Ostwall - Chicken Fodder & other fine stories - piece in cooperation with DYANE NEIMAN, ADRIANA KOCIJAN  - world premiere on the festival Theaterzwang 98

1997
Essen, Choreographical Centre - KACHELHAUT 1
dance performance and installation in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil and Roland Kaiser - 2. international dance fair nrw - world premiere

Bremen - Tenever/Kattenturm/Huchting/courtyard of the theater
...wenn oben auf dem Dach...Eine Performance mit Faß und OHNE Boden
performance for public places - Quartier e.V., Bremer Tanzherbst

Cologne, IHK (chamber of industry and commerce)  - Durch die Fenster
Trans-Port-Action-Performance, in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil and Roland Kaiser

Gießen - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, festival 12 Stunden
Munich - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, StadtForum Munich

1996
Bonn, museum of art - 1...1...1...1 Mensch Stuhl, installation of the cycle Mensch Stuhl - world premiere

Amsterdam+Arnheim/Netherlands - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, German-Dutch join-venture - Kinesis International, Festival Images, Goethe Institut Amsterdam
Dortmund - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, Festival Theaterzwang 96

1995
Budapest/Hungary - x=jetzt, Goethe Institut - Herbstfestival

Cologne - x-mal Mensch Stuhl, performance-installation on building façades, installation of the cycle Mensch Stuhl - world premiere

Eupen/Belgium, open air bath Wetzlarbad - Wasserwärts, production in water, with dance and the KÖLNER UNTERWASSER BLASORCHESTER

Cologne, indoor swimming pool Chorweiler - Viktoria geht baden...weil er chlor...chor sie weiter..., production in water, with dance and the KÖLNER UNTERWASSER BLASORCHESTER

Mönchengladbach, Museum Abteiberg/Abteigarten - x=jetzt, Festival Ensemblia 95

Wuppertal, Die Börse - 2 Stühle - 2 Stühle, performance on the wall, in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil - festival Verrückte Frauen

1994
Bern/Switzerland, Dampfzentrale - ".......", dance performance and installation,
Berner Tanztage

Mainz, Landesmuseum - Schwebebalken, dance performance and installation, Performance-Woche

Cologne, Tanzbrunnen - Schön..., performance and installation, in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil

1993
Cologne, Chorweiler - Frau Chorweiler dreht sich um ..., socialcultural theater- and music project

Cologne, Lichtstraße - 2 Stühle - 2 Stühle, performance on a wall, in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil

1992
Cologne, sports hall Bergischer Ring - KÜR - André Breton trifft auf einen Schwebebalken und ..., dance performance and installation - world premiere

Cologne, Gothaer Kunstforum - Ohne Grund und Boden, performance and installation, in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil


1991
Essen, Coal-Mine Carl - Carl...die vielen zarten Birken..., installation and performance

1990
Düsseldorf, Stadtbad Derendorf - CHLOR, water production - piece for an indoor swimming pool, with dance and trumpet

Cologne, Südbrücke - Rhein...Rhein...Rhein...ROT... zwischen Schöpfung und Erschöpfung ..., performance cycle in five pictures - music: Volker Staub - world premiere

1989
Bonn, wallpaper factory - ausgewähltes für ein schöneres zuhause, performance Bonner Kunst-Woche

Cologne, central station platform 2/3 - Abschied und Ankunft, dance performance in a waterfilled cube, Kölnischer Kunstverein and Moltkerei Werkstatt - world premiere

1988
Cologne, Neptunbad - Die Rose ist rot und flatterhaft. manchmal flatterhaft in seinen Erscheinungen..., piece in an art nouveau bath, dance and trumpet - world premiere

1987
Herne, closed coal-mine Teutoburgia - Betreten verboten, performance for a winding tower

Paris/France, Internationales Performance Festival - Have you ever been bitten by a blue rabbit...and then disappeared in the night, performance with dance and trumpet
in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil

Cologne, Stollwerck façade/roof - Talk to me, Talk to me, Talk to me... Ist es möglich oder nicht ...?, performance theater on a façade - world premiere

1986
Cologne, Stollwerck - hall for wheels - Chambre Séparée, installation and performance in cooperation with Gerno Bogumil - world premiere

Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein  - exhibition Unausgewogen / Ingo Kümmel - Ohne Titel, live-installation for the opening  -  concept in cooperation with C. Viktor Dahmen

Cologne, Stollwerck - engine-room - Der Du weisst, wann die Sonne in Ostende untergeht ..., theater, dance and installation - world premiere

1985
Cologne, Stollwerck - hall for wheels - WEISSE KATZE - GESPRUNGEN
music-tone-speech-performance in cooperation with Georg Verhülsdonk

1984
Cologne, Stollwerck - engine-room - I've got tears in my ears from lying on my back in my bed while I cry over you
performance in cooperation with Elisabeth and Herbert Clark-Hasters

Cologne, Stadtgarten - performance with Mensch, Stuhl und Scheiterhaufen - in cooperation with Georg Verhülsdonk

1983
Cologne, SLW (Schauspiellehrwerkstatt Köln) - Stein der Weisen - based on Antonin Artaud, concept, direction in cooperation with Georg Verhülsdonk

1979 - 1982
Circus Piccolini - theater circus:
performances and workshops in Germany and France - co-foundress

PUBLICATIONEN – EXHIBITIONS – FILM SCREENINGS (a selection)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS   
2004                  Gabriele Münter Preis 2004 - Bonn/Frauenmuseum,
                          Berlin/Martin-Gropius-Bau
1998                  An Elbe und Rhein - Dresden/bank of the river Elbe, Bonn/
                          bank of the river Rhein
                          Galerie der Wünsche - Kölnisches Stadtmuseum
1997/1998         Gabriele Münter Preis 97 - Bonn/Frauenmuseum,
                          Osnabrück/Kunsthalle  Dominikaner Kirche,
                          Erfurt/Galerie am Fischmarkt
1995/1996         Der Rhein, Le Rhin, De Waal - Bonn/Rheinisches Landesmuseum,
                          Straßburg/Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nijmwegen/Museum
                          Commanderie  van Sint Jan

OWN PUBLICATIONS
2011                  Video-Film – PICK’n’PLACE
                          Film: BASA VUJIN-STEIN, ANGIE HIESL, ROLAND KAISER
2010                  Book-publication – china-hair-connection Beijing-Cologne, Emons
                          Verlag
                          Köln, by ANGIE HIESL + ROLAND KAISER
2009                  Video-Film – china-hair-connection Beijing-Cologne
                          Film: GERRIT BUSMANN, ANGIE HIESL, ROLAND KAISER
2008                  Photo-DVD – china-hair-connection Beijing-Cologne, photo: ROLAND 
                          KAISER
2008-1995        Photo-DVD – x-times people chair, photo: ROLAND KAISER
2008-1995        Photo-DVD – x=jetzt, Foto: ROLAND KAISER
2007                 Photo-DVD – MACADAM, Foto: ROLAND KAISER
2006                 Photo-DVD – …and HAIR and HAIR and HAIR and…, photo: ROLAND
                         KAISER
                         Photo-DVD – ...public hair..., Foto: ROLAND KAISER
2005/2003        Photo-DVD – Family and Home – A Visit in Several Parts
                         Photo: ROLAND KAISER
2002                  Video-Film – TWINS - how do I know I am me ...
                          Film: H. DIETER SCHÄFER, ROLAND KAISER
1986-2000         Catalogue – ANGIE HIESL – selected productions
1999                 Video-Film – KACHELHAUT 2, Film: by REINER J. KLEIN
1997                 Postcard series – x-times people chair
1996                 Video-Film – 1...1...1...1 people chair Film: ANGIE HIESL und H.DIETER
                         SCHÄFER
1987                Catalogue – Talk to me, Talk to me, Talk to me... Is it possible or
                       
not?


OTHER PUBLICATIONS (selection)
2004                 article in catalogue: Gabriele Münter Preis 2004, issued by the
                         Frauenmuseum Bonn
1998                 article in catalogue: exhibition An Elbe und Rhein, issued by the
                         Elisabeth Montag Foundation, Dresden
1997                 article in catalogue: "Gabriele Münter Preis 97"  issued by the
                         Frauenmuseum Bonn   
                         TV: ARTE - x-mal Mensch Stuhl by FLORIAN VON STETTEN
1995                 article in Künsterlinnen in NRW issued by Frauenkulturbüro e.V. NRW
1994                 TV: WDR - Portrait by ERIKA FEHSE
1993                 article in Performance, Ritual, Prozeß - Handbuch der Aktionskunst in
                         Europa
from ELISABETH JAPPE - publisher: Prestel, Munich/New York
1990                 video Stromkilometer - film about the project at the Südbrücke,
                         Cologne, by HEINZ DIETZ
                         video Portrait Angie Hiesl by ANNEBARBE KAU


PRESS-PUBLICATIONS
Numerous international articles, reports and reviews in professional journals for theater, dance and art/daily press/TV and radio





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