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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). 2016 She finished her BA degree in Contemporary Dance at the Centre for Contemporary Dance in Cologne. In July 2018 she graduated from post-graduate performance program ‚Performact’ in Portugal. She is currently working as guest dancer with Ivan Pérez and has been working with the Belgium based dance company Sandman by Sabine Molenaar and for the German company La_Trottier Dance Collective. 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 exibhited in the Exhibition ‚Frauenkörper – der Blick auf das Weibliche von Albrecht Dürer bis Cindy Sherman‘ in Kurpfälizisches Museum Heidelberg and she will create a multidisziplonary Solo during the Theatre Festival Schwindelfrei in Mannheim in June/July 2022.

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 (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

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