dance, music, body wisdom from egypt
Claudia Heinle is a specialist in the Egyptian dance language. She performs and teaches contemporary dance based on ancient traditions. She has worked as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, mentor, manager, author and producer at an international level for 25 years. She is the artistic director of tanz raum - dance company, music label, and school.
Dance and music in Egypt has been handed down orally from generation to generation for thousands of years by families of artists who specialise in their particular field. Claudia Heinle gained her knowledge from these families, who represent different genres of music and dance in Egypt.
2016 Doing Things
Premiere: K9 Theatre (DE), Theater an der Grenze (CH)
1 dancer + 2 musicians (artistic direction, choreography, dance)
Premiere: Alte Katze (DE)
in collaboration with Konzilstadt Konstanz
1 dancer + 1 actor (choreography, dance)
Premiere: Dreispitz (CH), Festival Interval (FR) Tanzwerkstatt (DE)
3 dancers + 2 musicians (artistic direction, dance)
Premiere: Dreispitz (CH), 3 dancers + 2 musicians (artistic direction, choreography, dance)
The Egyptian dance language is one of the oldest documented dance languages in the world as well as a universal art form.
Claudia Heinle is currently researching and writing a book:
“Dance & Ritual in Ancient Egypt”
Haus der Kulturen in Berlin (DE) I Dansens Hus in Stockholm (SE) I Dance House Zurich (CH) I Cankarjew Dom in Ljubljana (SL) I Queen Elizabeth Hall in London (UK) I Tanzhaus in Dusseldorf (DE) I Theaterspektakel in Zurich (CH) I The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (EGY) I Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris (FR) I WHO Copenhagen I Theatro Espacia Culturale, Torino (IT) I ADEM Les Ateliers Geneva (CH) I CAK Center for African Culture Oslo (NO) I University Constance (DE) I Stadttheater Constance I Tanzwerkstatt Ludwigsburg (DE)
Dynamo Zürich (CH) I Movimiento Bologna (IT) I Kathawat Forli (IT) I Inter’Val Lyon (FR) I K9 Theatre, Constance (DE) I Poussière du Monde Geneva (CH) I Winchester Theatre College (UK) I Akhar Studio Bern (CH) I Le Ginkgo (FR) I Tanzform Constance (DE) I Al Nur Groningen (NL) I Tanz Rausch Zurich (CH) I Artze Bouille (FR) I Das Trösch (CH) I Alte Katze, Constance (DE), Festiv'été Belley (FR), Dreispitz, Kreuzlingen (CH), Obere Mühle, Zurich (CH), Dynamo Theater, Zurich (CH), Festival Babel Danse Saint Brieuc, (FR), Vertes et Pas Mûres, Ambérieu-en-Dombes (FR), Mini Theater Spekatakel, Feldmeilen (CH)
Claudia Heinle shares her knowledge in projects with refugees in collaborations with HTWG Constance and the University of Constance.
2017 Kinder des Lichts
Prof. Dr. Judith Grießhaber HTWG Constance
2018 Save Me - Monday Meeting
Dr. Marion Mallmann-Biehler University of Constance