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Abdallah Damra

Abdallah Damra, along with Amir, is one of the co-founders of Stereo 48, a Palestinian dance group. The four break dancers strive to combine contemporary dance with the traditional dance Dabkeh. Stereo 48 is also committed to providing youth access to hip-hop culture. Abdallah participates in the dance project "Four Phases of Fears."

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Ahmed A. R. Al   Banna

Ahmed A. R. Al Banna initially studied primary education at the Al Quda Open University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 2016. He then trained as an actor and director at the international theatre "Theatre Day Productions", with whom he still works closely today. Ahmed A. R. AL Banna lives and works as author, director and actor in the Gaza Strip, Palestine.

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Amir Sabra

Amir Sabra is one of the co-founders of Stereo 48, a Palestinian dance group. The four break dancers strive to combine contemporary dance with the traditional dance Dabkeh. Stereo 48 is also committed to providing youth access to hip-hop culture. Amir participates in the dance project "Four Phases of Fears".

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Bayan Shbib

Bayan Shbib is a bilingual Palestinian actress, theatre director and writer. She holds a Master's degree with distinction in Theatre Acting from the University of Essex, UK, and a Master's degree in Comparative Literature from Al-Quds University in 2004; she has worked as an actress and storyteller since 1997. In 2005 she won the Best Young Storyteller Award at the International Storytelling Festival in Birmingham. For her monodrama "Safad-Shatilla" she was awarded the prize for best actress at the Cairo Experimental Theatre Festival 2006.

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Byamukama Bryan Powers

BByamukama Bryan Powers studied "Dramatic Arts" at Makarere University in Kampala and has been acting since childhood. He has already performed in many productions, among others at the National Theatre.

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Camila Scholtbach

Camila Scholtbach was born in Chile, where she studied at the Ballet Academy of the Municipal Theater of Santiago de Chile and at the Universidad de Chile. She lives in Essen and works in contemporary dance and performance art, e.g. in South and North America and Western Europe. In 2018 she won the jury prize of the WESTWIND Festival for her participation in the dance piece "Silence".

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Christian Beppo Peters

Christian Beppo Peters is an actor and musician from Augsburg who enjoyed his training at the Academy of Performing Arts Ulm and so far had engagements at the Theater Ulm, the Landestheater Tübingen as well as the theaters in Aachen and Trier.

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Ejuku Mark

Ejuku Mark is a master percussionist and actor and has been active in many international projects for many years, including Viva by Aqua. In addition to his many musical performances, as a psychologist (M.Sc.) he combines percussion and therapeutic approaches in his home country Uganda.

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Emile Andre Saba

Emile Andre Saba is a native of Ramallah, working as a theater, film actor and director. He is known from the films "Between Heaven and Earth" (2019) and "The Logic of the Birds" (2015). Emile received his master‘s degree in acting from the UConn School of Fine Arts in Connecticut, USA. He teaches acting at AlQuds Bard College for Arts and Sciences in Jerusalem. In 2018, he directed the project "The Taming of the Shrew" in cooperation with Folkwang University of the Arts.

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Hanin Tarabay

Hanin Tarabay is an actress, storyteller, trainer and group facilitator working between Palestine, the Arab world and Europe. She holds a master's degree in theater and gender studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her work focuses on a mix of art and self-development, using tools from Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre and Storytelling, as well as community work, always dealing with personal narratives.

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Henrike Hahn

Henrike Hahn lives in Berlin. She studied acting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart. This was followed by engagements at various German theaters. She regularly appears in front of the camera for German film and television productions. In 2016 she realized her first directorial work at the Centre Français de Berlin.

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Ibrahim Najem

Ibrahim Najem lives and work in Ramallah. He studied social and economic development studies at Al-Quds University, and Arabic music performance at Birzeit University. Since then he has composed pieces for many artists and musical projects. Currently he works as an Oud teacher at the Edward Saed National Conservatory of Music and as a composer and Oud player at Ens o Jam band.

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Johanna Heusser

Johanna Heusser (* 1992 in Basel, Switzerland) studied at the College of Contemporary and Urban Stage Dance in Zurich. She works as a dancer, yoga teacher, choreographer and teacher in Germany and abroad. Johanna is this year's winner of the Atelier Mondial Scholarship in Manipur, India. She lives in Basel.

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Josefine Patzelt

Josefine Patzelt studied modern dance and dance theater at the Fontys Dance Academy in the Netherlands and worked with various choreographers. She is co-founder of the flies&tales dance theater collective and has been working as a freelance artist in Cologne since 2015. She frequently works for interdisciplinary projects with political content, e.g. for the Sommerblut Festival.

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Judith Weißenborn

Judith Weißenborn studied cultural sciences and aesthetic practice at the University of Hildesheim from 2005 to 2010. From 2010 to 2013 she was assistant director at the Oberhausen Theatre. From 2014 to 2018 she was a dramaturg at the Junges Schauspiel Düsseldorf. Since 2018 she has been an editor at the theatre publisher Felix Bloch Erben.

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Kifuko Moureen Drichiru

Kifuko Moureen Drichiru is an actress, choreographer and breakdance performer. Besides her work on stage she works in many social projects with children, e.g. for the Goethe Centre Kampala. She took part in the bridgeworks art camp 2018 in Kampala as a dancer and in the ugandan-german coproduction "Romeo and Juliet in Kampala" as an actress.

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Matin Soofipour Omam

Matin Soofipour Omam studied dramatic literature and scenic writing at Tehran University and drama education at the University of the Arts in Berlin. At the Grips Theater and the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus she worked as a drama teacher, author and dramaturg. She is currently working as a freelance theatre maker and playwright and is writing her book "Die helle Nächte von Helia".

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Max Freytag

Max Freytag is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. In addition to his various bands, the Cologne native performs as a solo artist with instrumental piano pieces, most recently on BR television and WDR Rockpalast (together with the band Pascow). On his current album, released by Kidnap Records/Cargo, his pieces are accompanied by contrabass and drums for the first time. With music educational projects, the studied social worker passes on his musicality to children and young people.

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Mirko Borscht

Mirko Borscht, born 1971, Cottbus, is a director and video artist. After years as an assistant director in film, he made his first short film in 1992. First feature film "Kombat Sechzehn" in 2004. Since 2007: productions at international theatres. Theater Bremen, Maxim Gorki Theater, Schauspiel Dresden, etc. Focus: film-aesthetic installations in freely accessible spaces. Since 2018: artistic focus on video art.

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Moaiad Samad

Moaiad Samad lives in Ramallah (Palestine), where he also works as an actor and acting coach. He graduated from the Academy of Drama in Ramallah and the Folkwang University of Performing Arts in Essen. Since then he has appeared in many works and plays, including as King Tessius in a production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

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Nicki Frenking

Nicki Frenking studied music and media with a major in violin at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule Düsseldorf and at the Latvian Academy of Music Riga, as well as music design and composition at the Hoogschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. Since 2018 she lives in Berlin and works as a freelance musician, composer and sound designer for theater, podcast, video and installations and plays bass in the electropunk band Kochkraft by KMA.

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Patrick Waldmann

Patrick Waldmann is a freelance film director and cameraman. He studied film and television camera at the FH Dortmund and has collected his first cinematic experience as a cinematographer with directors Christoph Schlingensief, Günter Wallraff, Martin Walz and Esther Gronenborn. For many years he has been working on various documentary film formats for the broadcasters Arte and WDR, but also on scenic film projects in the form of commercials. Most recently, he was awarded the German Camera Prize in the category "Journalistic Short Format" in 2018.

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Peter Kagayi Ngobi

Peter Kagayi Ngobi is director and actor, theatre poet and author. He runs a publishing house in Kampala for books in local dialects. With his play "The Audience must say Amen" he was invited to the Africologne Festival in 2017. His poems are extremely critical of society and government.

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Peter Stöcklin

In 2001 Peter Stöcklin founded the hip-hop formation [bih'tnik]. In the ten-year band's history, [bih'tnik] became a regional size and released three longplayers. Since October 2010, Pete has caused a sensation as the lead singer of the band Otto Normal.

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Phaedra Pisimisi

Phaedra Pisimisi completed a professional training in contemporary dance and ballet at the Professional Dance School Despoina Gregoriadou. Since 2011 she has been living in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she worked as a performer and choreographer in various companies. Since 2015 she is the leading choreographer of Echodrama Cultural Group Athens.

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Saeed Pezeshki

Saeed Pezeshki is the director of Circuito Liquen and La Maldita Vanidad Teatro Bogotá, Colombia. Curator of the Diplomado en Prácticas Performativas in cooperation with the Goetheinstitut Bogotá. As an artist, performer and director, he was artistic director of the South American Winter Salon and a fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in Mexico and Colombia. His productions have been shown at theatres and festivals in Sweden, Spain, Argentina, Chile, France, Germany and elsewhere.

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Samer Makhlouf

Samer Makhlouf has twenty years of experience in a wide range of non-profit and business organisations within Palestine. Makhlouf holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Birzeit University and a Master's degree in Regional Studies from Al Quds University. He is Executive Director of the Al Kasaba Theatre & Cinematheque.

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Sebastian Scheipers

Sebastian finds his roots in jazz at already school. He deepened these in music studies at the Jazz University in Basel (CH). During his studies as a jazz guitarist and composer, he opened up further musical genres, as well as the creation of synthetic music worlds.

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Abraham „ABRAMZ“ Tekya

Abraham "ABRAMZ" Tekya is a Ugandan hip-hop artist (rapper & boby / breaker). He came to the hip hop as an orphan and began dancing in 1991, rapping in 1992. Today Abramz is a speaker, entertainer, educator and founder/ leader of Breakdance Project Uganda.

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Tilman Strauß

Tilman Strauß first studied acting at the Academy for Performing Arts in his hometown of Ulm and from 2006 to 2010 at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch". He then was engaged at various theatres such as Maxim Gorki Theater and Schaubühne Berlin. Since 2016 he has been working as a freelance actor, among others at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg as well as in radio, film and television.