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Recording: 2018-02-17 , DOCK 11 (© Walter Bickmann)

Interview / Portrait

Nir de Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL

Nir de Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL

TOTAL BRUTAL was officially founded in Berlin 2007 with the premiere of the performance 3SOME which toured worldwide. The company has been working at DOCK 11 theater as a base and expanded the productions to Sophiensaele in 2013. In September 2014 TOTAL BRUTAL premiered at the prestige theater Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin in a collaboration project with the theater director Falk Richter. TOTAL BRUTAL works with a wide range of professional performers and with different theaters, ranging from local to international. De Volff’s work has been shown in theaters such as Oper Frankfurt, Grand Theater Groningen, Rotterdam Schouwburg, ZIL Art Center Moscow, SESC Phineiros Sao Paulo, Esplanade Theater Singapore, Bangkok National Center for Dramatic Art, St. Pölten City Theater Austria, Warehouse 2 at Jaffa Port Tel Aviv, Ponec Prague, Teatro Alle Tese Venezia, Old Court building Macao and Amphithèatre de Gesù Montreal, among others cities in Germany and around the world. Starting from September 2014 TOTAL BRUTAL is guest at Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. Since 2015 their work is also shown at Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin in the frame of Nurkan Erpulat shows.

Nir de Volff was born in Israel, where he studied dance and started his first steps into the local professional companies. In Tel Aviv he was a guest performer for Pina Bausch’s ‘Viktor’ at the Israeli Opera House. In 2000 he moved to Amsterdam and started doing his own work. In 2004 he moved to Berlin and created his first piece for Sophiensaele Tanztage festival. Nir de Volff collaborates with artists such as the group She She Pop at HAU Berlin, Theatre director Falk Richter at Schaubühne Berlin, Katarina Niminnen at 3. Stock Volksbühne and with Fouad Muhamed (Cairo). De Volff creates international cultural exchange projects, mixing social-political subjects with entertainment values.

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