Mu-Yi Kuo (Taiwan/D) trained in contemporary, classical and Chinese dance in Taiwan and Germany. Since 1995 she has been working as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. As a dancer, she worked with numerous choreographers including Stephanie Thiersch, Anna Konjetzky, Pina Bausch, Rodolpho Leoni, Eun-Me Ahn, Yaron Shamir, Henrietta Horn, Mateja Bucar, Michele Anne de Mey and Thierry de Mey. As a creator, her debut creation “Cycle C” (2011) was nominated by the Aerowaves European Network as the most outstanding interdisciplinary production of Germany. In 2012, she choreographed the solo theater work “Dance Play” for playwright Ana Mendes, winning the Prize of the Jury Sophiensaele at the 100° Berlin Festival. In 2013 she created an intermedia concert performance “Prisma” together with musicians Ensemble Ruhr during a residency at Pact Zollverein.
As a teacher, she has taught in companies and institutions such as Pact Zollverein, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Interessengemeinschaft Profitraining Köln, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Mouvoir Dance Company, Akram Khan Company, Cie Toula, Folkwang Tanzstudio, Ben J. Ripe Company and Neuer Tanz Company. Since 2014, Mu-Yi Kuo has been a faculty member of the Folkwang University of the Arts where she teaches dance, movement composition, improvisation and coaches student creations. In addition, Mu-Yi Kuo is a certified Feldenkrais teacher.
“What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible minds and to restore each person to their human dignity.”