Riki von Falken
In the 1990s, Riki von Falken lived together with the sculptor Günter Anlauf. Her partner’s serious illness and the months she spent in hospital beside his bed as he lay in a coma marked a major turning-point in her life. This experience changed how she wanted to communicate with her body and what she wanted to convey. In her pieces White Linen (2000) and Wach (Awake, 2001), her work became more personal and more focussed on the essential.
Apart from her choreographic projects, Riki von Falken has always worked as a teacher as well, at the Tanzfabrik and Dock 11 in Berlin, the Weber School in Düsseldorf and in workshops for professionals and amateurs. She is a demanding teacher who observes closely, to whom the awareness of a movement and how it is composed are just as important as the movement itself. In 2010, she will teach in Malaysia for three months at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut.