Sonja Augart

Characteristic of Sonja Augart’s work is its strong individuality, not to be compared with anything. It is always pure, honest and inquiring. Dance language liberated of its narrative meaning is convincing only if imagination is not imposed beforehand, and if awareness of form is not forced but intrinsically persuasive. The viewer is always a part of the performance, is never anonymously passive. The questions “What is choreography?”, “What is theatre?” are just under the skin. (source: Jeroen Bosch)

Education

  • 2012 Masterclass by Santiago Sierra
  • 2006-2010 Feldenkrais Neuss XI
  • 2007  Scholarship danceWeb Europe 2007, Vienna
  • 1999 Dance- academy Rotterdam
  • 1992-1996 Dance- academy Tilburg (Improvisation, Modern Dance, Ballet)

Danceprojects

  • 2013 ImproLab at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam
  • 2001-2011 ‘The show must go on’ by Jérôme Bel/ World-Tour
  • 2009 ‚Sloopt’ Koning Carlos, NWE Vorst, Tilburg
  • 2008 ´2x2=3’ by Sonja Augart, Paradox Tilburg
  • 2007 ‘1’ by Liesbeth Koot, stddanceco, Melkweg Amsterdam
  • 2006 ‘Wensloos Gelukkig’ by Hans Tuerlings, RAZ
  • 2003 ‘The voices’ by Tim Etchells , Forced Entertainment, Volksbühne Prater, Berlin
  • 2001 ‘Homus R. Urbanus’ choreography Joerdis Cordua, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Den Haag
  • 2000-2001 ‘Future of work’ choreography Fréderic Flamand / Expo 2000 Hannover
  • 1999 ‘Les Boreades’ choreography Vivienne Newport/ conductor Simon Rattle, Salzburger Festspiele

Own works (choreographies/ performances)

  • 2016 - 2017 'Choreographier Dich Pfad' research project, AUSUFERN, Uferstudios GmbH Berlin 
  • 2016 'Revaluation' performance at the exhibition Anscharpark Atelier House, Kiel
  • 2015 - 2016 Choreographic Radio, different shows with the aim what is choreography on Radio.
  • 2015 'V.I.P' performance at the exhibition 'Lekker Belangrijk' TAC, Eindhoven
  • 2013 'Fight' performance at the exhibition Schaamtloos M/V, electron, Breda
  • 2013 'Varkenspel' gameshow for blind people and a pig, Zwarte Vleugels - mEATing, Tilburg
  • 2012 'Viktor in the butchery' performance in a butchery, mEATing pig tour, Tilburg
  • 2012 'We will animate you' a dico performance against the money cuts in the arts, Cafe Philip, NL
  • 2012 'I never found home again' performance International Womens Day, Theatre Balie Amsterdam, To be present
  • 2011 'Big Bang' performance Zuiderstrand, Den Haag,  Art instead of Propaganda
  • 2010 'Tender/Zacht' Installation with four rabbits, a grassfield, four TV and Richard Gere in the entrance hall of Theatre Frascati, Amsterdam
  • 2010 ‘StilDraaiKlank’ performance with Composer Bart van Dongen at the gallery Ruimte X, Tilburg
  • 2009 ‘Viendeo Doble ( como mirar la T.V. y bailar al mismo tiempo)’ concept en performer in collaboration  with Esteban Donoso at the  Asociacion Humboldt  - Centro Goethe Quito, Ecuador
  • 2009 'People see nothing' site specific performance, PRISMA Forum, Mexico City
  • 2009 Aschblau- Space here I come’ performance on a bouncy castle, Version I. In collaboration with composer Vincent Koreman
  • 2008 ‘One minute in space’, site-specific installation in the theatre Tilburg, Dansgala 2008
  • 2008 ‘Mensen die niets zien’ site-specific performance in the shop HEMA, Guerrilla-project
  • 2008 ‘2x2=3’ improvisation with Mete Erker, Jeroen van Vliet & Oliver Nijs,L’ avventura Danceweek Brabant 2008
  • 2007 ‘Mensen die niets zien’, a performance that goes in search of the borderline between watching and seeing
  • 2007 ‘Trip’, a 4D multimedia improvisation in 4 acts, Theatre de NWE Vorst, Tilburg
  • 2007 ‘One minute in space’, a multi-avant-garde-dance performance, ZXZW independent culture Festival, Tilburg
  • 2007 ‘Dressed (un)dressed’ performance in co-operation with photographer Tineke Schuurmans in the Galerie Majke Hüsstege, s'-Hertogenbosch
  • 2007 'Hellrot' Film at POOL 07 Berlin
  • 2005-2006 ‘Hellrot’, Theater de NWE Vorst Tilburg, Theater Vooruit
  • 2004 ‘The freedom to misunderstand chaos’, Phase 1, Dansateliers Rotterdam
  • 2004 ‘The freedom of misunderstanding chaos or the freedom of misunderstanding cows’, Pact- Zollverein Essen, Atelier in August
  • 2004 ‘Balconyscenes’ Performance for the opening of an exhibition by artist Frans Fransen, Cacaofactory Helmond
  • 2003-2004 ‘Ein Versuch dem Publikum etwas zu zeigen’ wp Zimmer Antwerp and Theater de Vorst Tilburg, Phase 2
  • 2003 ‘Test’ Dansateliers, Rotterdam
  • 2002 ‘Ein Versuch dem Publikum etwas zu zeigen’ foundation L’Avventura, Theater de Vorst Tilburg, Phase 1
  • 2001 ‘Utopien’ Productiehuis Brabant, Boulevard Festival , Den Bosch

Teaching

  • 2017 Feldenkrais classes in Berlin 
  • 2014 - 2016 Feldenkrais classes in Berlin, Uferstudios
  • 2014 Seminar Modern Dance/Feldenkrais at Seneca Berlin, Dock11 
  • 2012 - 2013 Composition, Feldenkrais (somedic education) and theory at the Fontys Dansacademie Tilburg, third and fourth year circus students, Danshuis Station Zuid
  • 2011 workshop To be Present with third year students st. Joost - Art Academies Breda en 's- Hertogenbosch  - assignments like automatic writing, short meditations, fysical exercises to get in touch with a more fysical approach towards the own visual work of the students with Anet van de Elzen, Danielle van Vree and Bart van Dongen
  • 2010-2011 Feldenkrais, workshop 
  • 2001-2011 Cke Eindhoven, national orientation cursus for young actors, department: physical training
  • 2009 Workshop, site specific performance at the PRISMA Forum, Mexico City
  • 2003-2008 Modern Dance/Yoga training for professional dancers
  • 2000 Speeltheater Gent, Dance theater for pupils

Curator

  • At Frascati Theatre Amsterdam ( Something Raw Festival)
  • At Incubate Independent Culture Tilburg

Further activities                 

  • 2016 Mentor for the Master of Arts Solo/ Dance/ Authorship (SODA) , HZT Berlin 
  • 2016 Collective realignment #3, Ways of communication, discussion about which way are curators accessible.
  • 2015 - 2016 Feedback Lab goes public#2 -#3, research at the Uferstudios, HZT, Tanzbüro and Sophiensaele, Berlin 
  • 2015 - 2016 Asssistant to the executive management of the Uferstudios, Berlin 
  • 2015 Collective realignment # 1-2, A Temporary Library and Invitation for Discussion on Artistic Needs, ZTB and TBB
  • 2015 'Modal Verbs' I must, I should, I may, I can, I will, I want, a soloperformance by Jasna L. Vinovrski/ Public in Private, a choreographic collaboration, Uferstudios Berlin 
  • 2015 Vice Chairman of the association ZTB (zeitgenössischertanzberlin e.V.)
  • 2015  Shared Office #2 and #3, Sophiensaele and HAU Berlin, How Do We Work It
  • 2015 "Let's talk about dance", Feedback Lab goes public #1, cooperation Tanztage Berlin, Mapping dance berlin and Life Long Burning, Concept and Moderation.
  • 2015 "Artist Organisation International" Theatre HAU, Haben und Brauchen Presentation, Berlin
  • 2014 Haben und Brauchen, Concept for a long-term dialogue process, ZK/U Berlin 
  • 2014 SKETCH artist, Installation Performance, Berlin  
  • 2014 Shared Office #1, at the Uferstudios Berlin, How Do We Work It
  • 2014 Translation 'Schau auf meine Sprache' (Alain Franco), Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele 'Built to Last' (2012) 
  • 2014 Haben und Brauchen - AG Raum, platform to advocate in the field of the art in Berlin 
  • 2013 Curator/Performer at the Monday Match Bimhuis Amsterdam
  • 2012 Moderator at the Festival Springdance Symposium 'Nomadic Conditions' 
  • 2012 Dramaturg for vloeistof at Dansateliers Rotterdam
  • 2011 Concept and organisation of the meeting of the Network of Choreography & Related Art at the BKKC Tilburg
  • 2009 Curator for theatre, dance and performance program at the independent ZXZW Festival
  • 2008 Debate in collaboration with Sweet & Tender, Dance week Brabant 2008 Concept and establishing of the ‘Underground laboratory’ in Brabant 2008
  • 2008 Curator for theatre, dance and performance program at the independent ZXZW Festival, Title: ‘Space that can be filled’