Josephine © Thomas Jelinek
In 1928 Josephine Baker performed in Vienna for the first time.
Her show was a success and a scandal, a symbol for liberation and the break-through as an individual, as a woman and as a representative of the rassistically suppressed communities.
At the same time Josephine Baker pierced right into the crusted, morally, politically as well as socially defined power-barriers of the society at that time.
AIKO / Kazuko Kurosaki
Born in Tokio, living and working in Vienna.
Member of the Butoh dance company ARIADONE by Carlotta Ikeda from 1991-98.
Soloperformances, cross-border works – space installations, video.
Works and teaches in the LABfactory/Vienna since 2002, since 2008 also teaching at di:´Angewandte Vienna´ (University for applied arts), Mother of four children and married with Thomas J.Jelinek.
2009: interdisciplinary display poject <no comment> and <no comment+> at the LABfactory, Vienna
2010: <Präformance> in collaboration with Barbara Husar and Nicole Bickel Galerie Konzett, Vienna / <Quod erat demonstrandum:Parasites Kiss> with K. Zakravsky and B.Wilfing at Tanzquartier Wien / <Cooking conference / MISU> living installation / solo performance at the Q202 festival, Vienna/ <Tsuru> presentation and performance for Artinmigration (art magazin) <Unternehmen Mutterschiff> performance with Vanja Fuchs at the Kubus Valie Export festival <Soho in Ottakring>, Vienna / <mementum momentum> at seanuk festival in Haapsalu and Laanemetsa in Estonia / <Lost Visions> Transart Festival 2010 in Labin, Croatia
Born in Slowenia, living and working in Vienna.
Since 2002 she is part of the core team of pink zebra theatre as a dramaturg and co-director. Dramaturgy, Production Management and Director's Assistance in the realm of music and drama, with Markus Kupferblum (Totales Theater), Thomas Desi (Theater Zoon), Joseph Hartmann & Werner Korn (echoraum, Kroatisches Kulturzentrum), Wiener Festwochen (forum festwochen ff), brunnenpassage, SOHO in Ottakring, e.a. She has also been working as a journalist for Slovenian media, at the moment she is working as a freelance for the arts magazine "Art" in the section for migration.