He was born in 1958 in Visp, Switzerland, where he first studied textile design. From 1981 – 85 he then studied dance at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany, and later in New York.
In 1988 he began working as a freelance dancer and choreographer, touring throughout Europe, Asia, India, North and South America. Solo works such as “Da war plötzlich … Herzkammern” or “An der Grenze des Tages” were produced by the Hebbel Theater Berlin.
From 1994 – 96 he directed the Bremer Tanztheater together with his mentor Susanne Linke. From 2000 – 2007 he was the sole director of the Bremer Compagnie. He has won numerous prizes, such as the German Critics Prize in 2004.
Dance encyclopaedia links
Folkwang Tanzstudio, Essen
Stage works / video clips:
Persona | Chor..: Urs Dietrich, 2003