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HeadFeedHands consistently explores new forms of movement theatre, combining dance and theatre with circus elements. In its inimitable fashion, the company is dedicated to the fundamental issues of human existence, and continues to bring new universes full of artistic melancholy and explosive joy to the stage. With powerful images, gentle poetry and terrific comedy, HeadFeedHands has been enthusing international audiences for ten years.

The company was founded in 2006 by Günter Klingler. Marion Dieterle and Tim Behren later joined the collective, with Klingler taking on artistic direction. Other long-serving members are Emmeran Heringer and Florian Patschovsky. Since 2014, the company is again under the artistic direction of Günter Klingler and works with different international artists and companies.

"... The company HeadFeedHands assumes the role of a pioneer of contemporary circus in Germany"

"... Unusual narrative intensity ... such economy of content is rarely found on contemporary dance stages. This requires consistent dramaturgy, technical skill, discipline and inventiveness.
This team meets all such requirements. "

(Kölnische Rundschau, March 2013)

"... When HeadFeedHands swirls with waiting-room benches, when photo strips won’t stop coming out of the machine, when newspaper pages are so huge that the whole company can disappear behind them, then this is a grotesque joke ... and this encounter with paranoia is a rousing plea of fearlessness ... danced and performed with the panache and perfect body control that is associated with the members of HeadFeedHands. "
(Badische Zeitung, October 2013)


[How To Be] Almost There
International Dance Weeks Jerusalem/Israel, November 2013.
Public award / colleague award at SzoloDuo Festival Budapest, January 2012.
1st jury award at SoloDuo Prenomination Festival Cologne, November 2011.
1st jury award and public award at No-Ballet Contemporary Choreography Competition 2011.
Public award at AllesWasTanzt summit Cologne 2011.

Fishing Without A Helmet
Nominated for Stuttgart Theatre Prize 2010.
Nominated for the surPrize Bozen 2009.
The company HeadFeedHands was awarded the " Kunstdünger Bühnenpreis 2008" for the exploitation of new expressive forms on stage.


Physical Theatre Festival Essen, DE / Int. Ballettgala Oper Kiel, DE / Festival international de teatro Valladolid, ES / Choreographiefestival Omsk, RU / Tanzkonkret Festival Köln, DE / Oper Graz, A / Circusfestival Kairo, EG / Choreographiefestival Vitebsk, BY / Theater im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen, DE / Fringe Festival Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, DE / Festival Cirq’ouler Herne, DE / Sommerblut Festival Köln, DE / Teatro Dimitri Verscio, IT / ViaThea Festival Görlitz, DE / Tollhaus Karlsruhe, DE / Flottmann-Hallen Herne, DE / Theater am Wall Warendorf, DE / E-Werk Freiburg, DE / Theater Carambolage Bozen, IT / Landestheater Tübingen, DE / Belacqua Theater Wasserburg, DE / Circomix, Vintl, IT / Kunstgesellschaft Davos, CH / Stadtgarten Erfurt, DE / Volksbad Jena, DE / Theater Nordhausen, DE / Mon Ami Weimar, DE.

HeadFeedHands is member of the Verband Freie Darstellende Künste NRW e.V. (Association of Free Performing Arts) as well as the Landesverband Freier Theater Baden Württemberg e.V. (Free Theatre Association). The company is also involved in the Initiative Neuer Zirkus e.V. (Contemporary Circus Initiative).