Eva Weißmann is a dancer and choreographer specializing in the creation of TextDance pieces
and performances/improvisations. She has created and performed over 100 solos and pieces with her
ensemble group we are we.
Eva is known for her courageous and far out creativity, her unusual combinations
with other genres, and special integration of dance forms with music and texts from
She has performed complementary dances to the art work of Richard Serra at the
Basel Kunsthalle and Theaterplatz and has presented Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights" on invitation
to the Archa Theatre in Prague.
Since her creation of EISENTANZ, a Pas de Deux between dancer and 30 kg heavy iron ladder, Eva Weißmann performs without musical support. Instead she works with the element of the spoken word: that is, with text from Gertrude Stein. She is recognized and acclaimed by the international dance scene as belonging to the avant-garde.
The spectrum of choreographed works in Eva Weißmann’s repertoire reaches from her minutely developed solo and ensemble pieces, with year-long maturing processes (PYANOPSION; DEN REST VON NACHT) to specific forms of improvisation.
In 1992/93 she created a method called „Recycling the Oversight“ which was part of the performance series AIDS WORK IN PROGRESS. Comments from the audience and mistakes are built into the following perfomance.
A third highlight: Improvisation to art works including the inauguration of the sculpture INTERSECTION from Richard Serra in 1994 in front of the „Theater Basel“. In 1998 she once again breaks new grounds with „score theater“:
the scores which have been composed during a lengthy process at a writing desk, are performed spontaneously by the group without any preparation. The
dancers receive their instructions onstage in front of the audience. None of them knows their „Notes“ in advance. The result is beyond the power of the choreographer.
Eva Weißmann’s artists have completely different artistic backgrounds: musicians, singers, speakers, painters, sculptors, actors and of course, dancers. The unifying factor is their desire to question the traditional genre divisions. With genre-crossing and genre-cutting, Eva Weißmann wishes to present onstage the thoughts and writing technique of the „eternal Avantgardist“ Gertude Stein.
Eva Weißmann’s further ideas revolved around New Music and conflict awareness/conflict solution.