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Katja Wachter studied dance and choreography at London Contemporary Dance School, she danced for several English and German companies, but started very early working on her own choreographic projects.

Already her first choreography "I apologize" was shown at the "danceplatform Germany"1994 in Berlin and her piece "Almost" was selected as the German participant for "bancs d´essai internationaux" 1995, a tour through five countries.

Since the foundation of her own company "Selfish Shellfish" 1995 in Munich she worked on larger scale projects for which she receives funding from the cultural institute of Munich.
Her pieces have been presented at festivals and venues in Europe, Russia, Canada, the USA, Korea, Brazil and Mexico.
In 1997 she was awarded the "staatliche Förderungspreis für junge Künstler"(state prize for young artists), 1998 she received the first prize at the International Choreographer’s Competition Hannover.

She created pieces for Malashock Dance & Company, San Diego (1998), the Bavarian State Ballet (2000) Kipling Dance Company, Yekaterinburg (2001) and Jigu Dance Theatre, Seoul. “Night jumps” for Kipling was nominated for the Russian Theatre Prize “Golden mask” in 2003.
In 2004 she was selected for the Aerowaves Program to perform in the Festival “Resolutions” in London.

Katja Wachter teaches contemporary dance and improvisation at Dance Center Iwanson and the Theatre Academy Munich. Since 2000 she was invited regularly as a guest teacher for Contemporary dance at different Korean Universities. She also gives workshops/open classes at schools and studios in Germany and abroad.

Training:
-London Contemporary Dance School 1991-1993

Performances and Choreographic work:

1992/93
-International Theatre Festival 1992, Amsterdam (Choreography by Janet Smith) -South London Youth Dance and Shanturia Dance Company
-TV-dance documentation for Channel 4

1994
- danced for Palindrome Dance Company and Cie. ArtGenossen
- first solochoreography "I apologize" shown at the "danceplatform Germany", Berlin, Feb.93
- choreography "Schmelz" created for a TV production on dance

1995
-founding of the cie. Selfish Shellfish
-German participant for "bancs d´essai internationaux" performances in France, Switzerland and Germany
-funded by the cultural institute of Munich for the choreography "Wohngefeindschaft"

1996
-"bancs d´essai internationaux": Canada, USA, Greatbritain
-funded by the cultural institute of Munich for "kcüR"
-participating at the festival "Progress in work" Vienna

1997
-performance and workshop at "Tanzwerkstatt Europa"
-participant of "Tanz in Stücken", performances in 5 swiss cities
-state-award for young artists
-funded by the cultural institute of Munich for "Schiffersenkt"

1998
-choreography "The leading question" created for Malashock Dance & Co. in San Diego
- first prize at the International Choreographer´s Competition Hannover 1998 -funded by the cultural institute Munich for "Was ihr wollt?"

1999
-Tanztag Bayern 1999 (Galaperformance of Contemporary Dance in Bavaria) -funded by the Cultural Institute Munich for "Es war dreimal..."

2000
-participant of the Danceplatform Germany in Hamburg in the pre-election for Bagnolet
-choreography "Erlaubte Frucht" for the Bavarian State Ballet (Premiere 8.2.00) -contract as a guest teacher at the Korean National University of Arts

2001
- two years funding by the Cultural Institute Munich -“Sowohlentwederalsauchoder” with Philip Egli (Switzerland), performances in Germany and Switzerland
-“Nightjumps” for Kipling Dance Company, Ekaterinburg, Russia, nominated for the Russian Theatre Prize “Golden mask” in 2002
-Soloperformance National Theatre, Seoul

2002
-Choreographic collaboration with choreographers from Korea and Brazil “Meeting in the middle”, performances in Munich, Nürnberg, Würzburg
-Theater der Dongduk Universität, Seoul
-Panorama Festival, Rio de Janeiro
-Performances at festivals in Salzburg, Vienna, Zürich, Würzburg, Regensburg

2003
-Festival "Soliloquios y Dialogos Bailados" and first Improvisation festival in Mexico City
- Solo improvisation at the festival “Klangriffe” for New Music, Karlsruhe
- Performances in Vienna, Salzburg, Regensburg
- “Close-to-phobia” for Jigu Dance Theatre, Seoul

2004
- chosen for the Aerowaves program to perform in London´s “Resolutions” festival - International Dance Festival Athens
-Funding cultural Institute Munich for "Momentsterben"
-Tanzbienale "Tanzlandschaft 2004" Würzburg

2005
-Award as "Best individual performer" at the international Festival of contemporary dance forms, Kalisz, Polen
-3. Price Choreography and Dance at the international Solo-Tanz-Theater-Festival, Stuttgart
- Ostertanztage Salzburg
-"Station to station" Improvisation organized by Stefan Dreher
-"Dig Deep" Improvisation event with Mia Laurence
-International Danceplattform Almada, Portugal
-Holland Dance Festival, Den Haag
-"Alles ausser Kontrolle" Choreographical project in three Bavarian cities

2006

-Moderna Dansteatern, Stockholm: Workshop and performance
-Choreographies for Opera und Music theater:
 Die Geschichte vom Soldaten (Akademietheater München)
 Eugen Onegin (Prinzregententheater München)
 Barcode (Musikbienale München)
-Tanzbienale "Tanzlandschaft 2006", Würzburg
-Improvisation "Herr Klaus ging aus dem Haus"

2007
- municipal funding for "Inside out" (Muffathalle München)
 performances in Leipzig, Nürnberg, Würzburg, Gauting
-Dance made in Bavaria ( Bavarian Danceplattform)

 


Teaching
:
-Ballett Centrum Nürnberg/Fürth 1993-1995
-since 1995 open company classes, Munich
-Dance Center Iwanson (Improvisation and Contemporary Dance) since 1995 -Studio Hasting
-auditionclass for P.A.R.T.S. 1995
-Tanztendenz München
-Tanzwerkstatt Europa since 1997
-open company classes for Malashock Dance & Co., San Diego 1998
- Bavarian Theatre academy Munich since 1998
-Ruth-von-Zerboni school (state approved acting school) since 1999
-Highschool for Music and Theatre, Munich
- SEAD, Salzburg, Austria
-Master class at UCLA
-Korean National University of Arts
-Dongduk University, Seoul
-Hansung University, Seoul
-Tanzhaus Wasserwerk, Zurich
-workshops throughout Germany and abroad since 1996 (Contemporary Dance, Improvisation)
-Internationales Tanzfestival, Athen, 2004
-Tanz- und Produktionszentrum Stuttgart
-Moderna Dansteatern Stockholm, 2006
-Katnap Dance Centre L.A., 2006

 
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