Bodytalk


“Yoshiko Waki presents perceptional splinters from the compost heap of current social sensitivities. It is great fun to watch her pick up the garbage before throwing it into a shredder… She hits the precise point where fussy social denouncement turns into entertaining, independent theatre.“
Gerald Siegmund, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Yoshiko Waki studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Heidelberg-Mannheim – Akademie des Tanzes and graduated with a degree in stage dance and dance education. She worked, among others, with Johann Kresnik, Susanne Linke, Rheinhild Hoffmann, Christof Schlingensief at the Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Theater Bremen. bodytalk has been receiving the “Spitzenförderung”, a three-year basis funding by the Government of North-Rhine-Westphalia and and has been included into the Doppelpass.Programm of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. bodytalk is bases as artist-in residence at the Pumpenhaus Münster since 2016.

2017 – Bremer Platz
2017 – Friedensanleitung für Jedermann
2016 – AtomHeartMother
2016 – AMERICA’S NEXT PRESIDENT. Performensch.
2015 – Fleshmob mit Toten | Eine Performensch.
2014 – JEWROPE
2014 – BONNKROTT
2014 – Das Göttin – Gen
2013 – FRAUEN ~ BEWEGUNG
2013 – Schlangen ~ Therapie
2013 – Ossimisten Wessimisten
2013 – Ich bin ein Antifant, Madame
2012 – Schwerkraft
2012 – Performensch / Über/nFlussGesellschaft / Doppelpass entlang der Elbe
2011 – Kölnstantinopel
2011 – Forever Young
2011 – TANZ! ist kein 4-letter-word
2010 – Zig Leiber – Oi Division
2010 – Der Angriff der Killergitarren
2010 – Die Verschwörungspraktiker
2009 – BONNSAI – pro winzig
2009 – Der Unvollendenich
2008 – Tanz im Arbeitsamt
2008 – Vater Rhein schmeisst Mutti raus
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Bodytalk


“Yoshiko Waki presents perceptional splinters from the compost heap of current social sensitivities. It is great fun to watch her pick up the garbage before throwing it into a shredder… She hits the precise point where fussy social denouncement turns into entertaining, independent theatre.“
Gerald Siegmund, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

bodytalk produces dance theatre with a politically motivated content. It all starts with the question “What happens, when reality and dance clash?“. Yoshiko Waki and Rolf Baumgart founded their company bodytalk, which is situated in Münster, in 2008. Choreographer Yoshiko Waki studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Heidelberg-Mannheim – Akademie des Tanzes and graduated with a degree in stage dance and dance education. She worked, among others, with Johann Kresnik, Susanne Linke, Rheinhild Hoffmann, Christof Schlingensief at the Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Theater Bremen. bodytalk has been receiving the “Spitzenförderung”, a three-year basis funding by the Government of North-Rhine-Westphalia and and has been included into the Doppelpass.Programm of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. bodytalk is bases as artist-in residence at the Pumpenhaus Münster since 2016.

2017 – Friedensanleitung für Jedermann
2016 – AtomHeartMother
2016 – AMERICA’S NEXT PRESIDENT. Performensch.
2015 – Fleshmob mit Toten | Eine Performensch.
2014 – JEWROPE
2014 – BONNKROTT
2014 – Das Göttin – Gen
2013 – FRAUEN ~ BEWEGUNG
2013 – Schlangen ~ Therapie
2013 – Ossimisten Wessimisten
2013 – Ich bin ein Antifant, Madame
2012 – Schwerkraft
2012 – Performensch / Über/nFlussGesellschaft / Doppelpass entlang der Elbe
2011 – Kölnstantinopel
2011 – Forever Young
2011 – TANZ! ist kein 4-letter-word
2010 – Zig Leiber – Oi Division
2010 – Der Angriff der Killergitarren
2010 – Die Verschwörungspraktiker
2009 – BONNSAI – pro winzig
2009 – Der Unvollendenich
2008 – Tanz im Arbeitsamt
2008 – Vater Rhein schmeisst Mutti raus

Touring Productions


  • AtomHeartMother // VIDEO
  • FLESHMOB MIT TOTEN // Video
  • JEWROPE // Video