about

Lisa Bless is an independent artist, dancer and maker based in Heidelberg (DE) & Brussels (BE)

Lisa Bless is a freelance dancer/ performer and maker currently based in Heidelberg, Germany and Brussels (BE). She studied Contemporary Dance at the HfMT Cologne and the post-graduate performance program ‚Performact’ in Portugal. Since 2018 she has been working as an independent dance artist. As a dancer she has been working with Ivan Pérez/ Dance Theatre Heidelberg (DE), Sabine Molenaar/ Sandman Dance Company (BE/NL), Eric Trottier/ La_Trottier Dance (DE), Paola Madrid/ SORTA (BE/MEX). Besides that she has been studying under the guidance of David Zambrano, developing further her practice in improvisation and instant composition.

With her own work, she has been a young resident artist in ZAIK Cologne, Tanzfaktur Cologne and Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf. She was invited with her performances to several festivals such as Now & Next Düsseldorf, Made in Köln by Zaik Cologne, Summer Intensive Portugal, Auf dem Sprung Festival Aachen and is often a guest in the festival series Tanz im Delta, Mannheim. Her work has been showcased in the Exhibition ‚Frauenkörper – der Blick auf das Weibliche von Albrecht Dürer bis Cindy Sherman‘ in Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg. Most recently she created and performed the hybrid solo work Oxy-Gen/ Z(8) during a residency at Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei 22; where also the Film OXY-GEN by Lisa Bless & Pankaj Sihag had its German Premiere.

as a dancer

Guest at Dance Theatre Heidelberg/ Iván Pérez Avilés (DE)
Firebird & Rite of Spring (Feb-June 22)
Waiting for the Barbarians – Schlossfestspiele (June/July 2022)

La_Trottier Dance/ Eric Trottier (DE)
Follow Lucky (2021)
(Con)Fabulations (2020)

Sandman Dance Company/ Sabine Molenaar (BE/NL)
Transmute (2019/20/21)

Sorta/ Paola Madrid (BE/MEX)
AFTER (2019/20/22)

Backsteinhaus Production (DE)
Die tonight, live forever oder das Prinzip Nosferatu (2019)

Johnny Lloyd & Oper Köln
Toybox (2018/2019)


as a maker

2022

  • OXY-GEN| Z8 – Hybrid Solo Version; Residency + performance, Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei Mannheim (June/July)
  •  ENCOUNTERS by Lisa Bless & David Ramalho at Tanz im Delta Festival, Mannheim (June)

2021

  • OXY-GEN (dance film) by Pankaj Sihag (India) & Lisa Bless – Breakthrough Project by SANSKAR, mentored by Roberto Olivan & Sanjukta Sinha; digital/ BE/ DE/ IND – supported by Goethe Institue Cultural Fund
  • (In)endlichkeit/ Video version – Exhibition „Frauenkörper“ , Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg, Okt 21-Feb 22
  •  ENCOUNTERS| unknown but knowable states of being – an ongoing research on surrealist encounters by Lisa Bless & David Ramalho – ENCOUNTERS #1 July 14 2021 at lust4life festival Heidelberg
  • THE WAY I SEE YOU/ a series of portraits – supported by Fonds der Darstellenden Künste

2019

  • „(In)endlichkeit“ at Tanz im Delta VIII Reprise, Mannheim, Germany (Feb 2019) 2018
  •  „(In)endlichkeit“ by Lisa Bless: September 2018, Auf dem Sprung Festival, Aachen// July 2018 at Freier Tanz im Delta VIII, Felina-Theater Mannheim// June 2018 onda de verão, Torres Vedras, PT // April 2018, Póvoa de Varzim, PT 2017
  • „until the morning comes“ by Lisa Bless: June 2017 Freier Tanz im Delta VII, Mannheim & October 2017 Now&Next Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf Germany