Verena Schneider - Performing Arts (Contemporary Circus and Dance) 

Artist I Artistic & Administrative Management FREIFALL

Verena Schneider, born in Tyrol, is currently working in Vienna with her projects between Austria and France. Since her studies of circus and performance arts in Italy (FLIC-Scola di Circo) and France (ESAC - Toulouse 'Le Lido' -Centre superieure des arts de cirque), Verena has deepened her skills in handstand practice, acrobatics and contemporary dance. Verena works mainly interdisciplinary in the field of dance theater (u.a. for Tanz*Hotel & Bert Gstettner - Wilde*Welten, Mini*tauros & Doris Uhlich - HABITAT) and performance and has recently founded  the Vienna-based association Freifall. She is both working on her own projects and working for as an interpret.

Martina Stapf - Photography I Fine Arts I Cultural Management

Artist I Photography I Communication I Management FREIFALL

Martina Stapf, born in Eisenstadt, has fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and artistic photography at the Friedl Kubelka School in Vienna.

She uses the body as a medium and as a critical artistic practice to explore identity and space concepts. In doing so, Martina deals with the body as a medium and focuses on his relationships to space and movement.

She lives and works as a freelance artist and photographer in the field of performance and dance in Vienna.

Annina Kriechbaum - Cultural production & Management

Production Assistent I Communication I Sponsoring FREIFALL

Annina Kriechbaum works as a freelancer in the production area of performance and film. She works with various artists and also collaborates with a film distributor (e.g. BUT BEAUTIFUL). Her area of responsibility includes e.g. coordination, accounting, communication and project submissions. 

Additionally she works as a performer and dancer (e.g. Unkraut &Habitat/Halle E by Doris Uhlich) but with her main focus on production work.

Tobias Dankl - Musicien I Sound Technicien I Social Worker

Music collaboration, sound technical support FREIFALL

Tobias Dankl is a producer and musician in the field of electro-acoustic music. His fascination and work with field recordings, he shares with the radio art collective "Radia". The combination of electro-acoustic instruments and artificial soundscapes is expressed in composition in various music projects such as The Sir Teens, Olgas Boris, Evoilà or Klabauter. He lives and works in Vienna.

Aline Lepla - Cultural Mediation & Project Management

Project Assistance in Production & Diffusion (only FRANCE related projects)

Aline Lepla was born in Normandy and live currently in Vienna. She studied during three years cultural mediation and cultural projects management, specialised in contemporary circus in Paris and in Toulouse. She is joigning Freifall in October 2019.

Alexander Iwanov - Clown I PerformerI Curator & Cultural Worker

Plateau Partagé (Artist & Curating )

Alexander Iwanov, born in 1987, in Schwaz in Tirol. From 2009 to 2012 he studied at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri (CH). Since then he has worked as an artist, theater maker, actor, performer, clown and assistant director in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Austria. He has worked with many nice people and groups (SIGNA, Johannes Dullin, Teatro de los Sentidos, Volker Hesse, Micha Goldberg, Santiago García …) at the Volksbühne Berlin, at the Campo Theater Gent, at the Kaaitheater Brussels , at the Frascati Theater Amsterdam, at the Teatro La Candelaria in Bogotá, at the Itself Festival in Warsaw, etc. He currently lives in Innsbruck in Tyrol and designs his own projects (e.g. 2018 and 2019 "Schonzeit" at the festival Ortsgeschehen in Wattens) and has been working for the international film festival VIENNALE in Vienna since 2016. Currently he is studding  "Curating in the scenic arts" at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg and the LMU Munich.

Florinda Fürst - Circus Artist I Fine Artist

Collaborating Artist in different FREIFALL Projects



Tel.: +43 681 20 63 29 29

Foto Credit: Martina Stapf & Franzi Kreis

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