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2022 "Under Moon"

Thomas Klein and Karen Bößer will present the performance "Under Moon" on June 15, 2022 as part of the Schumannfest 2022, "Neuland Vol. 2". The performance is a scenic-musical collaboration in which the animalistic, essential in humans is reflected. An adapted ego and its animal instincts wrestle with each other, become visible in turn. Morals and drives, forms of egoism, passion, controversial attitudes and desires flash up and want to dominate. Opposed to this is the desire and insight for balance. Karen Bößers dance performance leads into a scenic world of density, intensity, transparency, lightness and abstraction - congenially carried by Thomas Kleins aka Solyst electro and tribal beats with drums. Together they struggle to balance the kaleidoscopic centrifugal forces towards humanity and justice.

under moon

More information and tickets: Neuland Vol. 2 | Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Thank you to:
Lise Brenner

Sponsored by Tonhalle Düsseldorf

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and the friendly support of Kabawil e.V                

2021 D|S°DANCE film

 A film project by Bößer & Hennig / Regie | performance: Karen Bößer Performance / camera: Taneli Törmä / Neus Barcons Roca / Ingo Reulecke / Karen Bößer / Film score: Thomas Klein aka Sølyst / Film editing: Dirk Dietrich Hennig / Project management: Petra Prahl and Jacqueline Friedrich Public relation: Jacqueline Friedrich / Social media strategy:  Laura Jil Beyer Graphik design / website: UX/UI Design Jan B. Mwesigwa


2021 Excerpt from a work sample a part of the #Take Care Residenz. 

A funding program of the Performing Arts Fund as part of NEUSTART KULTUR, implemented by the alliance of international production houses.
In coproduction with Forum Freies Theater


2021 Work sample

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of NEUSTART KULTUR 2021


"The Other Reason - Exaltation. Trance. Ecstasy"                     

An installative Performance by Bößer & Szörenyi

"The Other Reason - exaltation, trance, ecstasy" is an installation performance combining contemporary dance, live music, video projections and liquid materials creating images and spaces where stasis and flow, inner and outer entangle. Bößer & Szörenyi aim to free the energies of disintegrating states of consciousness while dissecting them, through the senses and formally. Supported by Thomas Klein's oscillating pull of tribal beats and amplified by acoustic and visual rhythms and effects, The Other Reason takes both performers and audiences on a horizon-expanding journey between projection and imagination. Movements, images, sounds, smells and your own play of thoughts merge into a space of suggestion, atmospheric density and growing openness. Immersion in other states of consciousness does not represent a flight from the world, but a purposeful calling of the "other reason" - a horizon of consciousness beyond the rational.

Art direction, choreography, performance: Karen Bößer
Mixed-media, performance: Beatrix Szörényi
Dramaturgy: Lise Brenner
Music | Performance: Thomas Klein
Installation: D.D.Hennig / Bößer & Szörenyi
Production Management: Jaqueline Friedrich
Management: Petra Prahl
Produktion: karen boesser projects

More Information:
Ronsdorferstr. 77A
40233 Düsseldorf

Funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste | Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf | Hans-Peter Zimmer Stiftung | Monika Werhahn-Mees Stiftung
PRODUKTION: karen boesser projects,
In cooperation with Weltkunstzimmer
Supported by: MAGICBOX, Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf


artblau Tanzwerkstatt (Dancestudio) Braunschweig  / Lower Saxonie / Germany 
Heinrichstipendien für Tanz / Performance und Choreographie


The fourth sense: Exaltation,Trance and Ecstasy

An installative Performance by Bößer & Szörenyi




The Research was carried out on theoretical, dance and aesthetic levels into extraordinary everyday states of consciousness and their different movement characteristics.

The project The other reason: Exaltation,Trance and Ecstasy focuses on physical and mental states of emergency such as trance, ecstasy and exaltation - conditions that have been found in archaic cultures and rituals. These states of consciousness have been cultivated in all cultures and at all times, arising from a profound and universal human need.

The research reflects and attempts to visualize the inner states of the performer and make them comprehensible to the viewer. The aim is an implementation that reflects, dynamics and transforms exaltation, ecstatic or trance- like states of consciousness physically, visually and aesthetically. The Visual arts and performing arts are treated as equal media, the setting and the performance interact with each other.

For more information about the whole research project, go to DIE ANDERE VERNUNFT:

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

Tanzmesse / 2018

Choreographers Karen Bößer (Düsseldorf) and Melanie Maar (New York) present the results of the NRW research programme “TANZRECHERCHE NRW”.

Seemingly unfamiliar movements are inspected and observed in regards to their aesthetic equality. An examination of body specific behaviour, movement patterns and foreign forms of motion.
tanzhaus nrw  /  Studio 3  /  Erkrather Str. 30  /  40233 Düsseldorf
August 31, 6 - 6.20 pm (18:00 – 18:20 Uhr)
Duration: 20min
Contact person: Christoph Rech
Co-Producers: FFT Düsseldorf
Funders and Supporters:
NRW KULTURsekretariat (Tanzrecherche NRW)
Pieces of Manifesto
/ 2018

Words crystallize and take the physical space around them they become text, become textures. They turn into a programmatic object. A manifesto, by definition, concentrates and fixates. Two artists - two manifestos merging into one voice, one dialogue, to a canon of self-analysis, a polyphonia of statements.

No text, no voice, but an installative and interactive manifesto expanding in the space. Karen Bößer looks at the object with a choreographic view and exercises the language of her movement on the seemingly motionless item. At the same time the visual artist Beatrix Szörényi dedicates herself not only to the figurative, but also to her own performance. In Pieces of Manifesto, the two artists correlate performance, object and installation with each other in an exemplary, experimental arrangement. They uncover the specific forms of communication, conventions and models of their disciplines. A performative space installation, which as a hybrid questions the conditions of the artistic creation as well as the limits of the respective genres. Bößer and Szörényi expose the fragments of their manifestos and move gracefully within the manifestations of their creations. Pieces of Manifesto invites the spectator to join them.

Each iteration of the piece presents a new recombining of the various events, in accordance with and reflecting on the givens of each specific performance and audience situation, and presentation context.

Art direction, choreography, performance: Karen B
Art direction, mixed-media, performance: Beatrix Sz
Dramaturgy: Lise Brenner
Documentation: Susanne Diesner

Project Management: Anna-Mareen Henke

Management: B
éla Bisom
A production of karen boesser projects

Funded by:
Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Dü
r Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
A co-production with FFT Dü

In cooperation with Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
ó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
Goethe Institute, Budapest
Patty Heffley, NYC

25th of September 2018
161A Chrystie Street   
New York NY 10002   
PHONE: 0012122190736

19 + 20 of May 2018

1094 Budapest  /  Liliom u. 41  /  Hungary

Ξ Premiere von Pieces of Manifesto am
February 16, 2018 @ 8 pm
FFT Düsseldorf  /  Kasernenstraße 6  /  40213 Düsseldorf  /  Germany

+ February 17, 2018 @ 8 pm
+ February 18, 2018 @ 6
Ξ Excerpts of Pieces of Manifesto

November 2, 2017 @ 7 pm
Lehmbruck Museum / / Plastikbar  /  Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße 40  /  47051 Duisburg  /