Wolfram von Bodecker (*1969,Schwerin)
Born in Schwerin (Germany), Bodecker initially studied the art of magic with professional magicians and toured with his own magic show. In 1992 he moved to France and completed practical training at the prestigious international mime school “Ecole Internationale de Mimo-drame de Paris, Marcel Marceau“. After receiving a rarely awarded diploma in 1995, he was engaged by Marcel Marceau for the theatre productions "Un soir à
l´Eden", "Le Manteau", "Le Chapeau Melon" and "Les Contes Fantastiques", touring world-wide with the master of pantomime.
Alexander Neander (*1970, Paris)
Born in Paris and raised in Stuttgart, Neander started taking mime theatre classes at the age of twelve. He furthered his studies with specialized training in “Commedia dell´arte“ and “black light theatre”. He also graduated from the “Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris, Marcel Marceau“. He has been a member of the Compagnie Marcel Marceau since 1995 and has been working with his “maestro” as a personal assistant on stage and during his soloist world tours.
Lionel Ménard – Director
“In May 1968 I was scarcely a month old. My first plays played out between the line of my schoolbooks without words, without music, only pictures separating the world of dictations from the world of calculations. These interim spaces were freedom. Not insistent stories but windows between twenty-six mistakes in a dictation and nine eights are eighty. Forty years later I feel that I made a career from this.”
Dirk Gremser - Beleuchter
Dass man am Anfang seines Berufslebens nie weiß wohin die Reise geht, zeigt Dirk Gremser. Nach seinem Studium der Forstwirtschaft und anschließender Arbeit im Grünen, zog es ihn 2001 hin zum Licht. Heute 15 Jahre später ist er mit verschiedenen Produktionen weltweit unterwegs. „We are the Champions“, das Orchesterprojekt „Queen-Classical“ tragen genauso seine Handschrift, wie auch die Auftritte von Bob Geldof, Tanita Tikaram, Barbara Dennerlein und Al di Meola, die er während ihrer Gastspiele bei den Dresdner Jazztagen, im Zirkus Sarrasani bzw. im Musik-Club Tante JU betreute. 1000 Jazz-Rock-Klassik-Konzerte später kreuzten sich die Wege des gebürtigen Dresdners mit den beiden Wahlberliner. Seit dieser Zeit kann es auch schon einmal vorkommen, dass Movinglights bei Bodecker & Neander zum Einsatz gelangen. www.http://gremser.net
Lina Rohde (*1990, Hamburg)
Irene Fas Fita- Assistent ( * 1983, Valencia)
Finish her studies in Pantomime and physical theater in" die Etage" Berlin. After Irene went in to the big world with the goal to awake people´s feelings. Today she creates through pantomime and dance her own pieces. During her studies Irene worked in different theater projects and festivals at home and abroad. Since december 2012 she joined Bodecker & Neander to perform in the show "Follow Light".
Werner Wallner – Light
was born in 1967 in Schladming, Austria. After finishing his studies in Photography and working several years in the arts in Graz, Austria, Werner came into contact with TAO! Theater on Ortweinplatz and his desire to do theatre was born. He has worked as a freelancing Set and Lighting Designer since 1995. From 1998 – 2006, Werner was the Technical Director for La Strada - International Festival of Street Art and Puppet Theatre in Graz. Since 2000, he has lived in Berlin and has worked as a Technician, Set Designer and/or Lighting Designer for numerous theatre companies, including Familie Flöz (“Ristorante Immortale”), Cie. Bodecker & Neander, Kaufmann & Co, Theater Strahl and the youth theatre company Departure.
Ľudovít Kovács - Beleuchter
In 1997 I got my first lightening job, the play ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest’ in the Hungarian Nationality Theatre in Kosice. It was an already prepared show and I was scared and happy at the same time. From there I took direction to Budapest to study on the Film-Theatre Academy, field: technician, sound engineering, light design. In 2005 I met the physical theatre company ‘Teatr Novogo Fronta’ in Prague, that was a big change from drama to physical shows. Prague offered me also another opportunity, the puppets. In Divadlo Minor, the biggest puppet theatre of Czech Republic, I could experience the famous czech puppets world. Then I continued with dancers in Spain, Margeritha Bergamo and Filles Föllen co. In spain was not missing the catalan rock of underground movement from Pau Riba where I participated as a light designer. In Cataluña I tasted the work of sound engineering in the life band of the circus show ‘Call me Maria’ and sound arrangement for a dance piece ‘Tropical Bunker’ from Margeritha Bergamo.
In 2013 I moved to Berlin and started in Radialsystem V, (The space for a contemporary art) as a lightdesk operator where I work until now.
Short time after I got a new big for me before unknown experience, the mimes, Wolfram and Alexander. With whom I cooperate as light and sound operator until present. Having fun at each show of them.
Wolfram von Bodecker and Alexander Neander founded the Théâtre Mimo Magique in 1996, after graduating from Marcel Marceau's “Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris”. Since 2006 they have been working under the name of “COMPAGNIE BODECKER & NEANDER”.Their first play, SILENCE wins the Berlin Audience Award and the next production, OUT OF THE BLUE is a real success with both the public and with the press. The two artists invent the concept of the “Visual Concert”: during combined performances with large musical ensembles, such as the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Arditti Quartet of London and the Gewandhaus-Oktett of Leipzig; the audience discovers a new and fascinating combination of pantomime and music. Many international tours have led the Compagnie Bodecker & Neander to travel through Europe, Asia, South America, and North America.
Thanks to the universal dimension of their visual theatre, the two mime artists appear to be particularly welcome guest at international festivals. With the assistance of director Lionel Ménard, the company performs the musical play BONJOUR, MONSIEUR SATIE !, a unique and imaginary creation based upon the music of the French composer Erik Satie, a true tribute to his life and his work. The play has been supported by the Konzerthaus Berlin, featuring regularly in the institution's program. In November 2007, the musical play TULLES ET SON OMBRE is premiered at the Philhamonie Luxembourg.
Wolfram von Bodecker and Alexander Neander, accompanied by the ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin, tell the story of the young Tulles in a poetic and colorful way to the music of contemporary composer Martin Matalon. By popular demand the company followed up their successful classic, SILENCE; with the new and innovative play DEJA-VU?, which premiered in Dresden in February 2009.