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Niewiera, Elwira
Elwira Niewiera was born in 1976 in Racibórz. From 1995 to 1997 she studied German language and literature as well as theatre studies in Wrocław und Berlin. In 1997 she started her acting training at the Europäisches TheaterInstitut Berlin. In 1999/2000 she studied European ethnology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From 2000 to 2002 Elwira Niewiera was at the Centre for Theatre Practices “Gardzienice” near Lublin, where she studied acting and singing. In 2002 she participated in the Moving Academy for Performing Arts in Amsterdam.
Artistic projects:
1998-2000 “Viva la Vida”, “Herr der Fliegen”, direction: Carlos Medina, Ikaron-Theater (Berlin)
1999 “Ex Oriente Lux”, Butoh dance, Minako Seki, Tanzfabrik Berlin
1999 “Emigration”, Theater Teatrop (Lamenzia Terme, Italy)
2000 “Black Souls”, MAPA, theatre tour through Eastern Europe
2001 Co-foundation of the artists’ initiative “Nikifor Street Group” (Berlin)
2001–today Research on Gypsy music in Poland, France, Czechia, Slovakia, and the Balkans; organisation of concerts and CD productions of the Gypsy music ensemble “Kałe Bała” (High Tatras, Poland)
2002 Organisation of the festival “Intervention ROBOTNIK” (Berlin)
2002-2003 Bulgarian Forgotten Voices, research for the documentary film project “Bulgaria D.C.”
2003 Video installation “Gypsy fairy-tales” (Tirana, Albania)
2003 Photo exhibition and video installation “Forgotten Voices”, Bauhaus (Dessau)
2003 “Better Days”, Cie. Toula Limnaios (vocals)
2001-2003 Solo theatre performances: ”Janek”, “Odysseus”, “Die Volkstribüne”
2004 “Bulgaria D. C.”, documentary film project (research, screenplay)
2004 Music research and video documentation for “Punk und Working”, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin)
2004 Video documentation “Mozart Zauberflöte Polished”, Staatsbankberlin, Parochialkirche (Berlin)
2004 Co-foundation of the music group PAGNO – new music and traditional chant (Eastern Europe)
2004 “Love A G”, documentary film project (research, screenplay)
2005 “Ein Blick über den Fluss”, documentary film workshop (idea, production)
2005 “Bulgarian Stories”, documentary film (screenplay, co-direction)
2006 “Kaninchenstunde”, documentary film (screenplay, direction).
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