Biografie

Originally trained in Butoh by Makiko Tominaga and Yuko Kaseki, Astrid Endruweit made her first appearance on the stage with ‘pigg in hell’ (2000), a highly acclaimed solo directed by one of the pioneers of post-dramatic theatre, Michael Laub, under whose mentorship she worked as a performer from then on. Laub, a director and choreographer who from his early beginnings in the Seventies mixes and deconstructs genres, yet always focuses on the individual, eventually began a series of Portraits on the stage, in which Endruweit later appeared with her solos ‘Alone’ (2004) and ‘Asutorito Endoruwaito with Astrid Endruweit’ (2016). Having gained experience with portraiture on stage she soon became the dramaturge as well as the video artist for other editions like ‘Portrait Series Istanbul - Actresses and Aspiring Actresses’ (2010) and ‘Burgportraits’ (2011) at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

Under the distinctive direction offered by Michael Laub, Endruweit created numerous scenes for shows of his company Remote Control Productions, for example: ‘Total Masala Slammer - Heartbreak No. 5’ (2001) and ‘The H. C. Andersen Project - Tales and Costumes’ (2003), contributing texts, songs, costumes, video and choreography.

Virtuous and coincidental, sensual and forceful, at times switching from one character to another like a blizzard, obsessing on details, being comic and offensive, opening up rooms of fantasy with sparse movements and a very few words, yet transfiguring an abundance of characters from Indian schoolgirls to Berlin old men as much as entranced nuns or whores, turning into animals, objects and cartoon characters and transfixing a whole audience by it - thus Endruweit has been described by critics over the years.?

Besides working with Michael Laub / Remote Control Productions, Endruweit has worked with other artists such as Chris Kondek, Meg Stuart, Ensemble Courage, Lars Rudolph and The Incredible Herrengedeck at Taktstelle. In 2007 she released, by invitation of the Kampnagel Theatre in Hamburg, a 6-channel–video installation ‘Woman with mother’s cake. The fear of dying before having given birth.’ described by Hermann Ploebst in The Standard as no less than a ‘…flawlessly edited master piece’, the second part of which is currently in production.

Developing story lines as an associative chain of memories and dreams – pursuing her interest in theatrical expressions from different parts of the world on as well as off stage – deriving material from early job experiences, observances of people that she crosses path with, the darkest and lightest moments of her private life, also being a daughter and a mother – in her 20 years of being a performer she created a highly creative eclectic working method with an idiosyncratic imagery.

Teaching and lecturing on dance and performative techniques has brought her to the Asia-Europe Foundation, tanzfabrik Berlin, HfG Karlsruhe, Norwegian Theatre Academy and The Umbrellas of Phnom Penh artist residency program in Cambodia.

For more information, please see:
http://www.michael-laub.com
http://vimeo.com/michaellaub
http://www.theumbrellasofphnompenh.com

Or go to my Vimeo site:
https://vimeo.com/astridendruweit

Contact:
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Trailer

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The Daisy /H.C.Andersen
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Portrait Series/Alone
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Woman with Mother's Cake/The fear of dying without having given birth
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Works

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Remote Control Productions/Michael Laub

Solo Performance

2000

pigg in hell

Tanz im August/Berlin, Festival reich und berühmt, Podewil/Berlin, Mousonturm/Frankfurt, off limits Festival/Dortmund, De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg, euro-scene/Leipzig, Tramway/Glasgow, Impulstanz/Vienna, Tanzwerkstatt/Munich, Zuercher Theaterspektakel, Archa Theater/Prague, cutting edge/Staatstheater Darmstadt

2004

Alone

Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Tanz im August/Internationales Tanzfest Berlin, Tanzquartier/Vienna, Mousonturm/Frankfurt, Rencontre Choreographique de Seine St. Denis/Paris, Video Danse, Centre Pompidou/Paris, Festival d'Otono/Madrid, Szene Salzburg

2016

Asutorito Endoruwaito with Astrid Endruweit

Hebbel am Ufer/Berlin

Ensemble Performance

2001

Total Masala Slammer/Heartbreak No. 5

Tanz im August, Hebbel-Theater/Berlin, Archa Theatre/Prague, Zuercher Theater Spektakel, De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Szene/Salzburg, Impulstanz/Vienna, Melbourne Festival

2003

The H.C. Andersen Project - Tales and Costumes

Zuercher Theater Spektakel,Tanz im August, Hebbel Theater/Berlin, De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Exodus Festival, Cankarjev Dom/Ljubljana, Dance/Munich, Mousonturm/Frankfurt, Rencontre Choreographique de Seine St. Denis/Paris

2010

Death, Dance and Some Talk

Sophiensäle/Berlin

2017

Fassbinder, Faust and the Animists

Hebbel am Ufer/Berlin, Impulstanz/Vienna

Dramaturgy, Video

2017

Fassbinder, Faust and the Animists

Hebbel am Ufer/Berlin, Impulstanz/Vienna

2000

Portrait Series Berlin. Professional and Non-Professional Dancers/Marching Series

Tanz im August - Internationales Tanzfest Berlin, Zuercher Theater Spektakel, De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg

2010

Portrait Series Istanbul – Actresses and Aspiring Actresses

garajistanbul - Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture PACT Zollverein, Essen, Favoriten 2010/Kulturhauptstadt Europas

Portrait Series Rotterdam

Lantaren Venster & De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg

2011

Burgporträts Burgtheater/Vienna

2013

Maybe a Group Portrait

Norwegian Theatre Academy/Fredrikstad, National Theatre/Oslo

Versuchsperson Silke Grabinger 2.0.

Impulstanzfestival/ Vienna, Tanztage Labor/Linz, INCUBATE Festival/Tilburg

Collaborations

Direction, Choreography, Performance

2003 - present

Makiko Tominaga, Would you like to be my friend? (site-specific performance installation)

podewil/Berlin

Chris Kondek, X - Wohnungen

Hebbel am Ufer/Berlin

Chris Kondek, Hier ist der Apparat

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Kunstenfestival/Brussels

Meg Stuart, on the table, Intimate Strangers

Kaaitheatre/Brussels

Gudrun Krebitz and Stephanie Keitz, Somnambule (animation movie)

Akademie der Künste/Berlin, Leipziger Dokumentar- und Animationsfilmfestival, Volksbühne/Berlin

Stephanie Keitz, Susi Claus, Rrrrhh! (puppet theatre play)

Theater Junge Generation/Dresden, Schaubude/Berlin

Victor Morales, Über das Marionettentheater

Kleistfestival Maxim Gorki Theater/Berlin

Ensemble Courage, Eurydike Reconstructions

Altana Galerie/TU Dresden

Taktstelle – Die Musiktanzreihe by Tabla Tiger with The Incredible Herrengedeck

Lido Berlin, SO36, Berlin, with Lars Rudolph, Nikko Weidemann and Christoph Bernewitz Volksbuehne, Roter Salon/Berlin

Video for Solo Performances

2004

Alone: Lips, Zombie, Bathroom, Nails
Asutorito Endoruwaito with Astrid Endruweit: Kabuki, Silent Diva, Hitchcock Blonde

Video Installation

2007

Woman with Mother's Cake/The fear of dying without having given birth Frau mit Kuchen/Die Angst vor dem Sterben, ohne geboren zu haben

Kampnagel/Hamburg, Tanznacht/Berlin, Szene Salzburg, De Internationale Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg, cutting edge, Mousonturm/Frankfurt, Kultursommer/Neue Mühle Dahmetal

Photos

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pigg in hell (2000)
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Total Masala Slammer (2001)
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Alone/Gregoire (2004)
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Death, Dance and Some Talk (2010)
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Woman with Mother’s Cake – 6 channel video installation (2007)
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Asutorito Endoruwaito with Astrid Endruweit (2016)
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Taktstelle (2016-17)
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various works