After having worked together in DIE KÖNIGE – a production by KUNSTASYL in cooperation with Museum Europäischer Kulturen Berlin, MEK, 15 of the performers founded DIE KOMPANIE as a following project.
HIER & JETZT: Connections is an exchange and residency program for artists in exile. The initiative was launched in 2017 by artists of B.L.O. Ateliers in Berlin-Lichtenberg.
Since 2018 DIE KOMPANIE is part of this artists network. Furthermore we were invited to work at the residency-studio from April to Juli, 2019.
We rehearse at B.L.O. Ateliers, a workspace indipendently run and located at the former railyard in Berlin-Lichtenberg, open to international artists and makers. Around 70 people work here among which are visual artists, musicians, photographers, blacksmiths and special effects technicians.
B.L.O. engages the public through concerts, workshops, film screenings, lectures, theater and exhibitions. One of its projects is HIER&JETZT: Connections.