Fallbach Art Research Movement
Time to expand, time to dance
The "SQFARM. - Fallbach Art Research Movement" in Anger, Bavaria, is a newly founded center for contemporary dance and art. The SQFARM. is a creative place for artists in residence and is opening space, time and nature for artistic questions. At the same time, the SQFARM. is a meeting place for people from the surrounding area: with a diverse program of workshops, events and performances, the SQFARM. brings contemporary dance, art and new impulses to Upper Bavaria.
workshops and events
Masterclass Dance Workshops
Come and enjoy dancing in the countryside! SQFARM. offers a monthly Masterclass Dance Workshop series with renowned contemporary dancers in our exclusive studio.
29.1.2022 | 10:30 to 13:30 | Maria Kolegova | Contemporary Workshop
12.2.2022 | 10:30 to 13:30 | Edivaldo Ernesto | Contemporary Workshop
19.3.2022 | 10:30 to 12:30 | Stephane “Peeps” Moun | Contemporary Workshop
23.4.2022 | 10:30 to 13:30 | Milla Koistinen | Contemporary Workshop
21.5.2022 | 10:30 to 13:30 | Milan Herich | Contemporary Workshop
18.6.2022 | 10:30 to 13:30 | Angelika Thiele | Yoga Workshop
25.6.2022 | 10:30 to 13:30 | Eleonore Valere Lachky | Contemporary Workshop
Costs: € 50,- (SEAD students € 25,-)
monthly Masterclass Dance Workshops
Masterclass with Milla Koistinen
After studying at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki and obtaining an MA in Choreography from the HZT in Berlin, Finnish choreographer Milla Koistinen worked with Kristian Smeds, Hiroaki Umeda, Peter Verhelst, Cie Heddy Maalem, Christine Gaigg, and Hans van den Broeck. A recipient of the danceWEB scholarship from ImPulsTanz, Vienna, she tours her works internationally and teaches in various contexts, such as for tanzhaus nrw, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), HZT Berlin, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Tanzhaus Zürich, Popular Art Center Ramallah and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. Her works have been presented at tanzhaus nrw, Mad House Helsinki, Barker-theatre Turku, ARGEKultur Salzburg, Fabriktheater Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Ballhaus Ost, radialsystem and Uferstudios Berlin. In 2020-2024, Milla Koistinen’s work is supported by APAP – FEMINIST FUTURES – a project co-founded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. Repetition, pedestrian elements, gestures, stillness and movement, order and chaos, shifting from real to imagined space, recognizable and every day to the strange and poetic are central in her work.
About the Masterclass:
The class will focus on exercises and methods Milla Koistinen uses in diverse ways in her work as a choreographer, performer and teacher. The exercises are designed to evoke precision, clarity, energy, presence and dynamics. Through listening and observing the body the participants practice to move in an alert and articulated way. The variety in given material and improvisations demand the body to adapt and connect information quickly. The aim of the class is to work with tools, which enable detailed, effortless, energetic and inventive ways of moving.
23.4.2022 | 10:30 to 13:30 | Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image Credits: Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, photo: Dajana Lothert, 2021
Artists in Residency
The SQFARM. promotes unusual artistic strategies and collaborative practices and provides a unique environment: SQFARM. is a creative space for artists to address artistic questions in a rural setting, with the environment acting as a resource for artistic work. The place offers space, time and nature and thus the possibility for artists to act in this triptych.
Jakob JautzChoreographer and Dancer
Born in Tübingen, Jakob Jautz first studied contemporary circus in Berlin and at the Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Arts in the Netherlands. In 2018, Jautz graduated with a major in dance and choreography from the SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Since then, he has worked with Needcompany – Jan Lauwers (BE), Piergirogio Milano (IT), Grupe Nuits (FR), and Milla Koistinen in Berlin, among others. Driven by the desire to share and collaborate his own works, he has developed works such as It is Not This or This is Not It, which was created at Megaro Athens Concerthall, You Can Not Open An Open Door; his solo work Traces, as well as the piece Sketches of Togetherness with his collective Table (premiere: summer 2020 in Basel).
Eftychia StefanouChoreographer and Dancer
Since graduating from the SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance the dancer and studied movement pedagogue as well as sports scientist regularly works with the choreographers Jakob Jautz, Mala Kline, Barnaby Booth, Yuri Korec, Jan Lauwers, Paul Blackman, Anastasia Valsamaki, Alexandra Waierstall, and visual artist Rita McBride, and has performed at venues including the Bauhaus Museum Dessau (2019, Bodies and Structure/ Alexandra Waierstall), the Salzburg Festival (2018, L’incoronazione di Poppea/ Jan Lauwers), the Piraeus Municipal Theatre in Athens (2020, SONG/ Mala Kline), and the 26. Kalamata Dance Festival (2020, Just Before We Introduce Ourselves, We Are). In 2019, she received the “SNF Artist Fellowship Award” from ARTWORKS.
Reut Shemesh, born and raised in Israel, works in the fields of contemporary dance, poetry and experimental film. She received her BA from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (NL) and holds a Master in Media Design from the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne (DE). Her work has been exhibited and performed at tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzhaus Zürich, Suzanne Dellal Center Tel-Aviv, Jewish Museum in Berlin, Theatre Lab NYC and Korzo Theater in The Hague. Shemesh won the 2016 Cologne Dance and Theater Award. Her research project with the working title WITNESS opened the Impulstheaterfestival 2019, the final version of which COBRA BLONDE will premiere at tanzhaus nrw in April 2021.
SQFARM. – an overview
SQFARM. Fallbach Art Research Movement
the Fallbach Barn was transformed into a space for professional and safe performative work, meetings, and presentations. In addition, the infrastructure of the yard was adapted so that today can accommodate up to 10 guests and hold public events or festivals.
The foundation stone
is a farm, which fucntions as infrastructure for local initiatives. The “SQFARM.” is ONE studio, SIX bedrooms, THREE bathrooms, ONE kitchen and FIFTEEN hectares of land.
SQFARM. as a meeting place
where contemporary art is made accessible at a low threshold and art and culture create additional value for the population. Events and performances in the countryside appeal to a cross-generational community, strengthen civil society and trigger paradigm shifts within it.
The SQFARM. is a creative space
for artists to address artistic questions in a rural space, where the environment acts as a resource for the artistic work. The place offers space, time and nature and thus the possibility for artists to act in this triptych.
SQFARM. The Project Aim
The aim is to promote unusual artistic strategies and collaborative practices and to provide a unique environment for them.
Founder Susan Quinn
Susan Quinn has graduated in 1981 from New York University in Fine Arts in Dance and then joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for seven years as a dancer. She continued her exemplary career to dance in New York City and abroad with various choreographers, while deepening her interest in the study of choreography and teaching technique and composition. After more than ten years working as a dancer and teacher in the USA and Europe, she moved to Anger in the early ’90s and founded the internationally renowned dance academy SEAD. From 1991 to 2006 she created pieces for her own company, the Susan Quinn Dance Company. In 2012 Susan was awarded a Merce Cunningham Fellowship by the Merce Cunningham Trust.
Susan is a founding member of the platform tanz_house Salzburg, taught Contemporary Dance and Composition at the University Mozarteum Salzburg from 1991 until 2013, and was a member of the Regional Council for the Arts in Salzburg from 2001 to 2004. In 2008, Susan founded the touring company BODHI PROJECT. In addition, she is initiator and curator of several festivals and performance series for contemporary dance. The City of Salzburg has honored Susan Quinn in 2016 with the International Award of Arts and Culture. In 2021 she founded the cultural center SQFARM. Fallbach Art Research Movement as a meeting place for artists in residence and people from the surrounding area in Anger (Upper Bavaria).
Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.