Anca Frankenhaeuser | Biography

Anca performed with London Contemporary Dance Theatre for fifteen years touring extensively throughout Europe, USA, Canada and Asia. She also took on the role of rehearsal director, taught dance and choreographed extensively throughout that time.

Since moving to Australia in 1990 she has taught contemporary dance extensively in dance schools, colleges and tertiary institutions, has worked with Opera Australia and on a variety of plays as well as co-creating and performing independent work with likeminded dancers, actors, singers, musicians and visual artists (Open House, Independent Dance Collection, Bodies, Canberra Dance Theatre).

Seven Impossible Pieces (2016), Departures (2015 & 2016), The Arrangement (2014), SOIRéE SFORZA (2013), As I Crossed the Bridge of Dreams on Cockatoo Island (2011), The House of Blue Leaves at AGNSW (2010), Our Kenundrum as part of The Ringing Glass (Rilke) on Cockatoo Island (2009), Lettus Botanicus (2005), Outandabout at AGNSW (2004) and Moving Earth (2001) were all created with Australian Dance Artists in collaboration with sculptor Ken Unsworth.

In 2005 she graduated from NIDA with a Master of Dramatic Art, Movement Studies, writing her thesis about legendary movement master Keith Bain.

She now works as a deviser/director/choreographer/performer, as well as lecturer/tutor of movement for actors, contemporary dance & choreography. Presently teaches at AIM – Dramatic Arts (formerly AADA) and AMPA.

She has devised and directed physical theatre works Our Echoes, Footprints & Shadows (2016), The Opposite is Silence (2015), Falling or Falling (2014) at AIM-DA. Lock & Key (2013), Between Lines (2012), Fire & Ice (2011), Papercut (2010) at AADA. And at NIDA Knot Alone (2006), steppingstone (2005) and Packing Room Eight (2004).

With Sport For Jove she has worked on Love’s Labour’s Lost and Away.

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Anca Frankenhaeuser | Biography


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