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The mentors

Heike Roms
Hamburg studied Literature, Theatre, Musicology and Philosophy in Hamburg. She has been involved in organising performance projects since 1986, including a number of years as assistant director and press officer of the Internationales Sommertheater Festival Hamburg. Now a doctoral candidate at the University of Wales, she is currently undertaking research into performances of cultural identity at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She was recently appointed Administrator for 'Performance Studies international', the new association for scholars and artists in the field of performance. She is a contributing editor of Performance Research, the performance studies journal published by Routledge, and writes for the Welsh cultural magazine, Planet. She has published articles on performances of cultural identity, theatre and memory, and performance and ecology.

Mårten Spångberg
Essayist and Dramaturg, Stockholm
Studied Music, Aesthetics, and Theatre and Dance Studies. Works as a critic and essayist in the fields of dance, theatre and performance. Curator of events such as, amongst others, Panacea Dance Show, Body Currency, Love all. Since 1993, he has been dramaturg and provider of ideas for theatre and dance performances and has worked regularly with Den Danske Konungen, one of Scandinavia's most prominent performance companies. Since 1997 he has concentrated on the field of dance and has worked as dramaturg with, among others, Ingun Bjørnsgaarden, Angela Guerriero and Dennis O'Connor/Renée Copraij. He has given lectures on the theory of dance and performance at universities, museums, seminars as well as at festivals.

Katharina von Wilcke
,producer, Hamburg
Gained her degree in German and Romance Studies at the University of Hamburg in 1991 with an M.A.-thesis on "Ästhetik und kulturelle Identität am Beispiel der katalanischen Theatergruppe La Fura dels Baus" (Aesthitics and cultural identity. An examplary examination of the Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus). Between 1986 and 1994, she worked in various parts of the department of organisation of the Internationales Sommertheater Festival Hamburg. In 1995, together with Christine Schindler she opened the Production Office DepArtment at the Kampnagel Factory Hamburg. Since then she has been production manager for numerous artists from the fields of dance and theatre, e.g. João Guerreiro, Nadja Tiller, Penelope Wehrli, Nicolas Stemann, and during the 1996 festival "Theater der Welt" in Dresden, with Station House Opera/ Julian Maynard Smith, Le Bal Moderne/ Michel Reilhac, Christian Boltanski, Jean Kalman and Herbert Fritsch.

Alexandra Jovicevic, Belgrad