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Katja Heitmann (Hamburg, 1987) graduated BA choreography at Fontys Dance Academy (NL) in 2012. She is fascinated by mankind’s struggle to get grip on existence. By creating systems to control our lives, we end up restricting ourselves. Questioning the definition of reality is the red line in her work. From there Katja is continuously exploring new themes, disciplines and performance-formats.
Katja is inspired by the influence of everydays' technologies on society and with that the arising questions about the identity of our human body. She fuses everydays' technology, the dancers’ body and the presence of the audience into unconventional performances. Who moves who?
Her last work 'for iTernity' is an eternal dance performance without any physical dancer. In this performance installation Katja started her research on tragic technologies. And if tragedy exist at all in our nowadays prevention-society?
Within her new project 'Pandora's Dropbox' she will investigate the relation between the human and the machine. When does a human become a machine? Or even is a machine? And when does a machine become human?