Mirjam Klebel

Mirjam Klebel

Lektorin for dance & movementThomas Bernhard Institute
Mirjam Klebel is a dancer, choreographer, performer and lecturer working at the intersection of theater, opera and dance performance, interested in the flows of information and the relationships of facts, images, sounds and movements. If one imagines the creation of a piece as a fluid physical process, then one must become a thinking body that changes, transforms, translates the text into physical parameters and is able to surprise itself in the process.
It took many years of artistic creation in different disciplines to arrive at this specific position and attitude. In 2002 she completed her studies at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance SEAD, further workshops followed in New York at Dance New Amsterdam and Movement Research. A scholarship from the Tanzquartier Wien marks the beginning of her international career as a performer and choreographer - anchored in Vienna as an active member of the performance scene. As a performer she works internationally with Milli Bitterli (artificial horizon), Lawine Torren, VRUM, the Theatercombinat, Georg Blaschke, Magdalena Chowaniec, Lisa Hinterreithner, Matej Kejzar, Rotraud Kern and Brigitte Wilfing, among others. Engagements have brought her to various stages and festivals in Austria, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden, the USA and India, such as Impulstanz and Steirischer Herbst. As a choreographer, she develops her own works in which she fluidly switches between disciplines and spaces. Among other things, the work “The Infanta wears the parting on the left” (Toihaus Salzburg, 2021) was created with Nicola Schössler. Since 2014 she has been a guest with Anita Vulesica at numerous theaters in German-speaking countries, including the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (“World Rescue Mission”), Theater Basel (“The Helper”), Grazer Schauspielhaus (“The Third Republic -  a Surveying”, winner of the Nestroy Prize 2021;  "Garland"), Burgtheater Vienna ("Fiskus")& Theater Bern (“Jugojugoslavija”).  Furthermore, as a movement coach, she accompanied other theater and opera productions by directors such as Amelie Niermeyer, Robert Gerloff, Nele Weber, Jörg Lichtenstein, Susanne Truckenbrodt, Laura Linnenbaum and Jacob Suske  at locations such as Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Oldenburg State Theater, Residenztheater Munich, Volkstheater Wien, Schauspielhaus Wien, Marx am Gorki, Bregenz Festival, Landestheater Salzburg and Theater am Kornmarkt in Bregenz. Since 2010 she has been a lecturer at the Thomas Bernhard Institute (Mozarteum Salzburg) in the subjects of improvisation and contemporary dance and is a guest lecturer at numerous institutions such as SEAD Salzburg, impulse dance and the University of New Mexico.