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theatercombinat represents a highly experienced production company for independent art and theatre work. founded in 1996 in berlin and based in vienna, austria, since 1999, the artistic formation led by the german director and artist claudia bosse assembles actors, performers and dancers as well as theorists, sound and media artists, architects, visual artists and technicians in order to engage in research into theatrical concepts, pushing theatre beyond its limits in search of new, collective and adventurous ways to communicate with the spectators, the space and the organisation of the public. theatercombinat is acting in different spaces and constellations.

the productions create new, experimental spaces for action and perception between theatre, installation, choreography, performance and discourse. the site specific works are developed within time frames of one week up to four years in cities like zagreb, tunis, berlin, dusseldorf, new york, vienna, hamburg, podgorica, prague, brunswick or geneva and contain urban interventions, space choreographies, hybrid theatre works, chorical speech choreographies, theatrical concepts for different concepts of the public as well as discourse about theories of practice.

theatercombinat: artistic director claudia bosse in collaboration with günther auer (sound/media), marco tölzer (technical director), dagmar tröstler (production), oliver maus (assistance communication) as well as alexandra sommerfeld, mirjam klebel, nic lloyd, nicola schößler, rotraud kern, florian tröbinger, ilse urbanek, nora steinig, frédéric leidgens, yoshie maruoka, véronique alain, caroline decker, catherine travelletti, alexander schellow, nele jahnke and numerous international guests whose names can be found under the link of the particular projects. partners are FFT düsseldorf, wien modern, tanzquartier wien, quadriennale prague/intersection, EUROKAZ zagreb, museum of contemporary art zagreb (MSU), watermill center new york, théâtre du grütli/GRÜ, ashkal alwan beirut, goethe-institut tunis and alexandria and others.

the series political hybrids "what is to be done then?" (2009 – 2013) was supported in the framework of the 4-year concept sponsorship of the city of vienna.

the overall project (katastrophen 11/15) ideal paradise is supported in the framework of the 2-year sponsorship of the city of vienna. main partners are tanzquartier vienna und FFT dusseldorf.

theatercombinat was founded in 1997 in berlin by claudia bosse, dominika duchnik, heike müller and silke rosenthal. besides an ongoing location in berlin, theatercombinat is based in vienna since 1999 and from 2006 until 2013 it had its homebase in derraum!, a studio/office complex in the 3rd district of vienna. since november 2013 theatercombinat's new headquarter has been in the space lesSOUTERRAINs! in mommensengasse 23, 1040 vienna. the headquarter includes an office space as well as an atelier, that is used for small events. important former members of theatercombinat are gerald singer, doris uhlich, christine standfest, josef szeiler, andreas pronegg, markus keim and others.



claudia bosse - artistic director
günther auer - sound/media
dagmar tröstler - production
marco tölzer - technical director
oliver maus - assistance communication

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website credits
editing claudia bosse, oliver maus
boris kopeinig



EXPLOSION DER STILLE – a silent chorus, ed. by claudia bosse, vicky klug. vienna 2017.

applied poetics in urban space, ed. by claudia bosse, vicky klug. vienna 2017.

struggling bodies in capitalist societies (democracies), the first issue of CHEAP METHOD EDITION. published by theatercombinat & motto books. vienna/ berlin 2014.

biographical landscapes of new zagreb, the second issue of CHEAP METHOD EDITION. published by theatercombinat & motto books. vienna/ berlin 2014.

bambiland08 – ed. by claudia bosse, astrid mayer and christine standfest, vienna 2008.

coriolan – ed. by claudia bosse, anke dyes and lena wicke, vienna 2008.

skizzen des verschwindens. theatrale raumproduktionen, ed. by claudia bosse and christina nägele. revolver verlag, frankfurt/main 2007.

turn terror into sport – ed. by claudia bosse, anke dyes and lena wicke, vienna 2007.

grü500 - les perses – théâtre du grütli, ed. byimanol atorragasti, claudia bosse, sophie klimis and michèle pralong, geneva 2006.

anatomie sade/wittgenstein – eine choreographische theaterarbeit in 3 architekturen; triton verlag, ed. by claudia bosse, markus keim, andreas pronegg, christine standfest and doris uhlich, vienna 2002.

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