Works of Choreography and Collaboration

Brigitta Herrmann:

  • FACING…MOVING THROUGH & BEYOND OBSTACLES: Community Performance Ritual; Six dancers; Meetinghouse Theater, Philadelphia, 2016
  • MORPHING IN DESIGN & MOTION: Community Performance Ritual; Six dancers; Meetinghouse Theater, Philadelphia; 2015
  • NOT ONE WOULD CARE: Music: Jessica Rudman; Spiel Uhr, Meetinghouse Theater, Phildadelphia; 2014

    Choreography/Collaboration- Brigitta & Laina, 2013 "Dance of Longing" performed by Laina Fischbeck

    Dance of Longing, performed by Laina Fischbeck, choreography by Brigitta Herrmann

  • THE DANCE OF LONGING: Choreography/Collaboration with Laina Fischbeck; Music: Marco Carollo, Violine; Performance: Laina Fischbeck; Meetinghouse Theater, Philadelphia; 2014
  • SUSTAIN–able: d–classified: Five Intergenerational dancers; Performance/Ritual; CEC, Studio; 2014
  • I JUMPED INTO SOME ANIMALS THROAT: Solo, Group Motion Home Season; Performance Garage, Philadelphia; 2013
  • ABOUT CHOICE: Solo, Choreography and Performance; Spiel Uhr; Meetinghouse Theater, Philadelphia;  2012
  • WAR CRY: Choreography: Laina Fischbeck; Performance & Collaboration, Brigitta Herrmann & Laina Fischbeck; D.A.E.D Company; ELABO, Rennes, France; 2011
  • COURAGE: three dancers, 14 minutes; as part of Group Motion Dance Co. home season program, performed at the Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia; 2009
  • QUASI NORMAL: Performance; Choreography: Susanne Linke for Jeanne Ruddy Dance;  Performance Garage, Philadelphia; 2008
  • PHYSIOGNOMY OF THE SPIRIT: 13 dancers; performed at the Meeting House Theater, Philadelphia; 2008; supported in part by a grant form Dance Advance; Dance Advance, a program of the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by The University of the Arts.
  • HOW TO COMFORT HER SOUL; Ausdruckstanz: Imprints in Motion; Meetinghouse Theater, Philadelphia; 2007
  • THE PASSION FOR DANCE; IN THE SPIRIT OF MARY WIGMAN; seven dancers/choreographers; an evening length performance, honoring Mary Wigman’s 120th birthday anniversary; performed at Meeting House Theater, Philadelphia, 2006.
  • IN THE CIRCLE: Ausdruckstanz: Imprints in Motion; Meetinghouse Theater, Philadelphia, 2006
  • THE LISTENING PROJECT: Group Motion Community Performance/Ritual; CEC, Philadelphia; 2006
  • WATER WORKS; GROUP MOTION community Performance/Ritual; CEC, Philadelphia; 2005
  • THE BODY REMEMBERS: Group Motion community performance/ritual for 15 dancers; CEC, Philadelphia; 2005
  • WHO ARE YOU; solo, 12 minutes; as part of ORACLES, an evening length program by Group Motion Dance Co.; performed at the Drake Theater, Philadelphia, 2004.
  • OUT OF THE MIST, ABOVE THE REAL: Performance, Choreographer Jeanne Ruddy; Mandell Theater, Philadelphia; 2004
  • BEYOND THE EASTERN STANDARD TIME: (Reconstruction of the original choreography from 1973) five dancers, 40 min., collaboration with Manfred Fischbeck, for Group Motion Co.’s 35 Anniversary performed at the Arts Bank, Philadelphia, 2004.
  • THE PLAYING FIELD: Performance Ritual for 16 dancers; a Group Motion community dance project in collaboration with Manfred Fischbeck; Chambers Wiley Memorial Church, Philadelphia; 2004
  • FROM THE HORSES MOUTH; Performance,  conceived and directed by Tina Croll & James Cunningham; Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia
  • WANDERING MIND…& MATTER: Solo & three dancers, performance and video documentation for Temple University Dance Archive, performed at Conwell Dance Theater, Philadelphia; 30 min., 2003.
  • MOODS OF A DREAM: Performing Arts Center, Naropa University, Boulder, CO.
  • ABOUT TIME: Solo, 15 min, performed at Naropa University, 2002.
  • LANDING: Solo & four dancers, 20 min., 2002
  • YEARS, MONTH, DAYS BETWEEN US, duet, collaboration with Aura Fischbeck, Chautauqua Community House, Boulder, CO., 2000
  • METAMORPHOSIS: Seven dancers, Naropa University, Boulder, CO., 45 min., 2000
  • MANDALA: Four dancers, 22 min., Drake Theater, Philadelphia, 1999
  • INTERNUNCIUS: Solo, 1999; Festival au Vieux Saint-Etienne, Rennes, France
  • EMERGENCE: Solo, 25 min., (set and slide installation: Jorg Cousineau) Kumquat Theater, Philadelphia, 1998.
  • GOLDEN BIRD: Four dancers, 20 MIN., Kumquat Theater, Philadelphia, 1998
  • INVOCATIONS, collaboration with sculptoress Joyce DeGuatemala & German choreographer Erneste Junge & guest artist Laina Fischbeck, five dancers and two musicians, out-door performance in Glenmore, PA., 1997
  • OPEN THE DOORS: Collaboration with sculptress Joyce de Guatemala & German choreographer Erneste Junge, six dancers & two musicians, Osnabrück, Germany, 1996; Kumquat theater, Philadelphia, 1997
  • EARTHMATTERS: Nine dancers, 30 min., Arts Bank, Philadelphia, 1996, collaboration with Joyce de Guatemala (hand-painted River rocks)

    The Danger of Eating, choreography -Brigitta H

    The Danger of Eating, choreography -Brigitta Herrmann

  • DESERT FLOWERS, 13 dancers, collaboration with Earle Belmont (visual artist);  Arts Bank, Philadelphia, 1996
  • SINCERELY YOURS: Four dancers, evening length work, Tabernacle Theater, Philadelphia, 1995
  • THE CAT, solo, 15 min., Movement Theater International(MTI), Tabernacle Theater, Philadelphia, 1994
  • THE DANGER OF EATING: Five dancers, evening length work, original music by Toshi Makihara; Conwell Theater, Philadelphia, 1994
  • ENTRANCE TO HEAVEN: Twelve dancers, original music Mark Baechtle; evening length work, Movement Theater International, Tabernacle Theater, Philadelphia, 1993
  • BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH: Solo, 15 min., Mary Wigman Festival, Dresden, Germany, 1993
  • BETWEEN A DOOR AND ITS HINGES: Duet, collaboration with Darko Tresnjak; evening length work, Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, 1992
  • EARTHMATTERS: Six dancers, 12 min., COMMISSION FOR WHYY TV CHANNEL 12, Spot Light Series, Philadelphia, 1992
  • BARE ESSENTIALS: Seven dancers, evening length work, Movement Theater International, Tabernacle Theater, Philadelphia, 1991
  • INVITATION TO STILLNESS: Solo, collaboration with videographer Fran Markey & Mark Baechtle (Synthesizer);  Mandell Theater, Philadelphia, 1990
  • IMPRINTS: Seven dancers, evening length work, Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, 1990
  • HOCHZEITSTANZ: Duet, 25 min., collaboration with Michael A. Carson; original music: Mark Baechtle; poetry: Hanna Wallace; Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, 1990
  • ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY: Duo, collaboration with Michael A, Carson; Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, 1989
  • THEY DANCE ALONE: Duet, collaboration with Michael A. Carson; Drake Theater, Philadelphia, 1989
  • TURNING POINT: Solo, 25 min., collaboration with Leif Skoogfors (slides); Group Motion Studio Theater, Philadelphia, 1988
  • PILLOWS: Six dancers, 40 min., Drake Theater, Philadelphia, 1988
  • EXCUSE ME I HAVE TO MAKE A PHONE CALL: Seven dancers, evening length work, collaboration with Remo Saracini (cybernetic phone booth), Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, 1987/88

    Brigitta Herrmann in "Excuse Me I Have to Make a Phone Call"; 1988/89

    Brigitta Herrmann in “Excuse Me I Have to Make a Phone Call”; 1988/89

  • HANDMAIDEN AND THE LYRIC: Seven dancers, 20 min., collaboration with Djuna Wojton, Group Motion Studio Theater, 1987
  • THE CIRCUS: Children’s Production, Group Motion Studio Theater; Philadelphia, 1986
  • THE MISSING PIECE: Children’s Production, Meredith School, Philadelphia, 1986
  • COUNT DOWN FOR E..: 10 dancers, multi media production; evening length work, collaboration with Trip Denton (video);  Conwell Theater, Philadelphia, 1986
  • SOMEONE IS WATCHING ME: Solo, collaboration with Fran Markey (live video), Group Motion Studio Theater, Philadelphia, 1985
  • INTERNUNCIUS: Solo, Philadelphia, 1984
  • MITOTE II: Six dancers; collaboration with The New Music group of Philadelphia; Schubert Theater, Philadelphia, 1983
  • MANDALA: 16 dancers, University of Pennsylvania Dance Co., Philadelphia, 1982
  • REFLECTION OF THE PLANET: Eight dancers; collaboration with Manfred Fischbeck & Tonio Guerra; original music Lenny Seidman, Commissioned by the Yellow Springs Institute for the Arts, Fellowship for the Arts, Yellow Springs, PA., 1980
  • WEAKDREAMS: Dance and music improvisation with Manfred Fischbeck, Lenny Seidman, Ric Iannacone, Ric Schachtebeck, Tonio Guerra; Cafe Einstein, Berlin, Germany, 1980
  • EARTHLINGS: Six dancers, multi media production, Yellow Springs Institute for the Arts, Yellow Springs, PA., 1980
  • MASC PIECE: Solo, part of Dance Week at the Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, 1980
  • ORBIT: Original music: Charles Cohen, Ric Iannacone comission by  the Yellow Springs Fellowship for the Arts, Yellow Springs, PA, 1980
  • IN LOVE WITH THE MOMENT: Collaboration & location: as above, 1980
  • HAVE A TALK WITH GOD: College for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, 1979
  • IMPULSES OF THE HEART TIME & IMAGINARY LANDSCAPES: Collaboration with Woofy Bubbles and Manfred Fischbeck; original Music by Lenny Seidman, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 1979
  • THE GARDEN OF WOO: Eight dancers; collaboration with Woofy Bubbles (costumes) & Manfred Fischbeck; commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 1979
  • BREATHE: Five dancers, Schubert Theater, Philadelphia, 1979
  • LIVE STORY: Five dancers, multi media production in collaboration with Manfred Fischbeck; Harald Prince Theater, Philadelphia, 1978
  • LANDING ON THE BLUE PLAIN: Collaboration with Alexandra Grillikhes; original music by Charles Cohen in collaboration with Manfred Fischbeck; Yellow Spring Institute for the Arts, Yellow Springs, PA., 1976.
  • CROSSING THE GREAT STREAM: Evening length work, eight dancers, multi media production, collaboration with sculptor Harald Jacobs (Inflatable sculpture); original music: Marshal Taylor, Charles Cohen, Ron Thomas, Manfred Fischbeck; (co-direction). Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 1975.
  • MITOTE: Original music by Musica Orbis, collaboration with Manfred Fischbeck, Warren Muller (film), Shubert Theater, Philadelphia, 1974
  • BEYOND THE EASTERN STANDARD TIME: Collaboration with Manfred Fischbeck, Wareen Muller (film), Zellerbach Theater, Philadelphia, 1974
  • ARCHE NOVA: Collaboration with manfred Fischbeck, Warren Muller (film), Charles Cohen(music); Zellerbach Theater, Philadelphia, 1973
  • GALXIES IN COLLISION: Collaboration with Manfred Fischbeck, Warren Muller, Shubert Theater, Philadelphia, 1971
  • THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ARRIVAL: Original music by Anomali; collaboration with M. Fischbeck, Peter Rose(film), WHYY, Philadelphia, 1971
  • BEFORE AND HERE AND NOW AND THEN AND THERE: Collaboration with M. Fischbeck, WHYY, Philadelphia, 1970
  • THE GREAT THEATER OF OKLAHOMA CALLS YOU: Collaboration with M. Fischbeck, Hellmut Gottschild, Peter Rose(film); Philadelphia, 1969
  • COUNT DOWN FOR ORPHEUS: Collaboration with hellmut Gottschild, M. Fischbeck, original music: K. Kessler, Thomlinson Theater, philadelphia, 1968
  • MALVENA: Collaboration with Hellmut Gottschild, Inge Sehnert, Leanore Ickstadt; Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany, 1967
  • STADION: Collaboration and location as above, 1967
  • SUFFLE, ORNAMENTE, GLOCKENDUO: Collaboration with Hellmut Gottschild, Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany, 1966
  • SIX DANCES IN WHITE: Collaboration with Hellmut Gottschild, Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, Germany, 1966
  • WHIRL, collaboration with Leanore Ickstadt, Inge Sehnert; Schaubuehne am Hallischen Ufer, Berlin, Germany, 1965
  • Heiku 1962 Brigitta Herrmann

    Gitta in “Heiku” 1962

    HEIKU: Solo, Schaubühne am Hallischen Ufer, Berlin, Germany, 1063

  • ARBIANCE: Solo, Schaubühne am Hallischen Ufer, Berlin, Germany, 1963
  • OLMOSE: Solo, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin, Germany; 1962
  • UNRUHE: Solo, Mary Wigman School of Dance, Berlin, Germany, 1960