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BIOGRAPHY Pipo Tafel, bor n 1979 in Stuttgart, is working with the moving image since 1999. Making of / Behind the scenes films and films in combination with dance are his special areaa of expertise. Projects have brough t him or his films to different places and contexts in Australia, Europe, South- and North America and Asia. He has worked with small and big companies and institutions as well as with local, independent and inter nationally established professionals like Ken Ludden, Wayne McGregor, W illiam Forsythe, Christian Spuck, Thomas Mauch, Thierry De Mey or director Angus Farquhar from Scottish NVA. He‘s received several art prizes and his projects have been funded by important Europ ean, national and regional institutions. Pipo is based in Cologne / Köln. REFERENCES

Video Productions for Novitas BKK Versicherung, Allianz Versicherung, Gothaer Versicherung, H|MAG Hair Magazine, Musitowski fashionstyling I production I make-up DON GNU Physical Theater and Film, Performing Group Kompanie, Red Indians Publishing, Landesakademie für Schulkunst, Schul- und Amateurtheater, Takako Suzuki Kompanie, Tanzplan Dresden: ein Kulturstiftung des Bundes Projekt mit Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, Hellerau Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden und Semper Oper Dresden, Kompanie starting point / felix bürkle, The Forsythe Company, Renegade Theatre, Triadic Kompanie London, tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf

WORKS, GRANTS and FESTIVALS 2019 Bach, concept, camera, editing, Dancec Video Installation for De Veerman at the dance performances of Mitten wir im Leben sind by Anne Theresa De Keersmaker for deSingel, Antwerpen

Festival Made in Potsdam, Fabrik Potsdam

2014 - 2018

Né Roi, dance documentary films for Ken Ludden in Macaky and Melbourne, guest lecturer at Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden, Bachelor dance, MA dance pedagogics, dance films and video clips for diverse clients, see Symptom Tanz stage video projection and installation for Samir Akika, Theater Bremen Workshops performance ‚Body Narratives‘ Zomeracademie / De Veerman, Destelheide Vormingscentrum, B

Cambridge Cinema Shorts, FILMAARE Aaretaler Kurzfilmfestival, Filmfest Schleswig-Holstein, Cinefest Global, DBA Kurzfilmfestival Kiel , Intermediation Video Art and Experimental Video Showcase Medellín Portobello Film Festival London


Shortlist Goethe Institut artist stipend Sofia Speed Of Light Ruhr, choreography adaption for 120 marathon runners in light suits at 7 industrial locations & development of a notation system for the schottish artist group NVA together with Wiebke Rompel

hexágon, development and artistic direction of a light performance installation together with Felix Bürkle for Tanzfest TANZLOKAL, Stuttgart Viewster Filmfestival, Fanter Filmfestival, ViBGYOR International Short & Documentary Festival India, Voices from the Waters Filmfestival, VIII encuentro Hispanoamericano de Cine y Video documental Independiente, Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces, Cinetoro Film Festival, Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival

Medien- & Videoblog 4. Biennale der Tanzausbildung Dresden 2012 Breaking, concept (also for the camerawork) and director for an adaption of a choreography of Leandro Kees, media arts Diploma project 54. Nordische Filmetage Lübeck, Grenzwerte - Medienkunst am Oberrhein Freiburg 2011 Walter Fink Price for Dance, Electroacoustic Music and Media of ZKM Karlsruhe together with Daniel Berwanger ONE THREE TWO (133), concept, choreography, dance and artistic direction together with Daniel Berwanger, interactive 8 channel Performance-Installation 2010

Arts Price of Baden-Württembergisch Film / New Media 2010 SHADOWING, concept, production and artistic direction for an interactive installation of a dancing shadow together with Daniel Berwangerr

AUTORESPONDER Web 2.0 Performance project with Felix Bürkle Stipend NRW KULTURsekretariat - Tanzrecherche NRW

Neues Museum Weimar, pèlerinages Kunstfest exhibition Vision Das

Sehen, Clouth Werke Cap Cologne Köln, 20. Tanzwoche Dresden2010, Favoriten Theater Festival Dortmund 2010, Temps d’Images Festival tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf


Kunststiftung NRW Media Arts stipend Artist-in-Residence New Media & Dance Charleroi Danses - Centre chorégraphique de la Communauté française, Brüssel


Concept and artistic direction stipend Tanzplan Dresden with Semper Oper Dresden Dance Production 2008 Stipend Performing Arts Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg Stipend Staatskanzlei NRW Freies Auslandsstipendium

XtraFrei - Festival Künstlerhaus Schwankhalle Bremen im_Flieger | WUK Crossbreeds: Plattform für künstlerische Positionen Festival für Tanz / Performance / Neue Medien Wien, write side of the brain, Festival London, Galerie BLAST Köln Gruppenausstellung „Still In Time“


DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Stipend, Short Film Stipend Filmstiftung NRW Performing Arts Stipend Kunststiftung NRW Working Stipend Tanzplan Dresden

Screendance Basel, Festival BXS Bravo Brüssel, Sadler’s Wells London, HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden, La Biennale de Charleroi Danses Brüssel, 6th Dance Camera West Film Festival Los Angeles


France Stipend of the French National Department of Culture in Germany Short Film Stipend of the German Comission of Culture and Media BKM Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien Yearly Stipend for Dance and Choreography Kunststiftung NRW

2005 Leonardo da Vinci Stipendiat

Goethe Institut Kyoto, International Dance for the Camera Festival University of Utah, Dance Camera Istanbul, 16. Internationales Videofestival Bochum, Musik 21 Gloria Halle Düsseldorf 2.PIXeLdaNce video art festival Thessaloniki, Atelier PACT Zollverein Essen Choreographisches Zentrum NRW, Cartes blanches Ballet Preljocaj - Centre National de Chorégraphie Aix-en-Provence

EDUCATION 2012 MEDIA ARTS - 2009 University of Media Arts and Design Karlsruhe / Diplom (cum laude) 2007 CHOREOGRAPHY / CONTEMPORARY DANCE - 2005 D.A.N.C.E. Programm in Brüssel, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Dresden, Frankfurt / Certificate 2005 DANCE THEATRE / CONTEMPORARY DANCE - 2001 Folkwang Hochschule Essen 2001 MEDIA ARTS - 1999 University of Media Arts and Design Karlsruhe / Pre-Diploma (excellent) LANGUAGES German, English, French, Italian WWW Portfolio


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