Robert Steijn

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY – APRIL 2023

Robert Steijn (1958) is based in amsterdam and mexico city as a choreographer, director, dramaturge, performer and writer. Robert Steijn, performer, choreographer. Together with the Mexican choreographer Ricardo Rubio he runs the School of tender thinking, combining spirituality, art and healing practices, inspired by plant medicine and trance rituals. Their last performances are the avocado project and tunes for the living. His last solo is called Esoteric dancing(Vienna, 2021). Lately he has worked with the choreographers Inger-Reidun Olsen, Marianne Skjeldal, Elle van Campenhout, Jasmina Krizaj, Simon Wehrli, Maria Hassabi, Lisa Hinterreither, Salome Schneebeli, Sophia Rodriguez, Jaskaran Anand, Marta Izquierdo, Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson, Zoumana Meïté, Asher Lev and Irina Lavrovic. Currently he collaborated with Daniel Zimmermann at a movie called Der Wurf.



Payman Abdali

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY – JANUARY 2023

Payman Abdali born in July 1965 in Tehran, Iran. I finished high school in Las Vegas, Nevada, and graduated from California State University of Sacramento in 1990. On October 27, 1987, I gave the first „Electronic Music Recital“ at CSUS, which I consider the beginning of my professional musical activities. In 1989, I co-founded the music production company XDOT25 in San Francisco, CA. And the rest is an uninterrupted wonderful life in music.



Masoumeh Jalalieh
associated artist

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY – DECEMBER 2022

Masoumeh Jalalieh is a Vienna-based choreographer and dancer with a background in physical theater (mime), graphic design, and illustration.
Her approach to dance is undoubtedly interwoven with her homeland Iran’s society, culture, and ritual carpet. ‘I carry my origins with me, and thus communicate myself, my country, and its people through my artistic statements.’
As a contemporary artist, she likes to research interdisciplinary codes in images, sounds, and movement. ‘The body is a complicated collection of all elements of nature, such as time, space, speed, etc. I explore those through movement. This way, I communicate my imagination using the ultimate language human beings have at their disposal.’