Rosalie Wanka

Rosalie Wanka is trained in classical Ballet (Opera Ballet School Vienna and Munich), contemporary Dance (MA Bruckner University) and Argentine Tango. From 2009 – 2012 she worked as a dancer for different international companies. Early on eager to develop her own artistic vision, she founded in 2009 with her Argentinian colleague Cecilia Loffredo the Cia. Quiero Ser Agua, whose 8 productions were performed in Europe and Latin America. Based in Munich/Germany, and working under her own name since 2015, she created interdisciplinary productions with musicians, visual artists and actors. Her fascination lies in the observation of intra-human relating beyond words or cultural conditioning, always wondering if communication is actually possible, and if dancing might be a way. In 2019 she ran a research-project in collaboration with Argentinian Choreographer Rodrigo Pardo, funded by the city of Munich: Entanglements – gender, cultural identity and reflections of power hierarchies in argentine Tango and contemporary dance techniques, out of which she developed the recently premiered piece ASYMMETRICAL ENCOUNTERS. For 2021 she got the TakeCare grant of Fonds Daku to study sign-language, in order to prepare the site-specific performance VISUAL VIBRATIONS in collaboration with deaf dancer and actor Kassandra Wedel.