During the last 15
years Bettina has danced for different companies and
performed regularly with other dancers, musicians, light
designers and video artists in Europe and the United
States. Her interest in Instant
Composition has led her more and more to collaborations
with artists who are committed to improvisation as a
way of making performance.
She has been employed by artists such as the French
companies Cie Songes and Cie Sisyphe Heureux as well
as by the Belgium Company Niñoa.
Bettina collaborated with dancers such as Haïm
and Muriel Adri, Marisa Grande and Nathalie Hervé,
with the musicians Anne La Berge, Manuela Bucher and
Cristin Wildbolz and the photographers Marilia Destot
and Ellen v.d. Kooij.
She has been invited to different international research
projects such as "I-Compose" and "Score
et I'Improvisation" and initiated "The Body
Map Project" - where the work created was presented
in performances as well as in publications.
Since 1998 Bettina has taught Instant
Composition in Europe and the U.S. and has given workshops
in SRT since 2004. Among other places she has taught
at Rotterdam Dance Academy, Tanzhaus NRW, SFADI/Seattle,
Cie Songes/ Valence, TanzImpuls/Karlsruhe and Academy
for Design/ Eindhoven. She has also led workshops and
projects for non-professional dancers, deaf people,
designers, architects, social workers and elder people.
In the last 3 years her interest in memory as a source
for dance led her to take part in the film "Scherenschnitt",
by Haïm Adri and her solo "Augenmusik",
a performance about the traces of the genealogic memory
in our body.
Recently she has been working on the project "Schwarzer
Schwan" a poetic film-documentary about Erna
Morena, actrice in the German silent film industry in
collaboration with the Dutch sound engineer and light
designer Natasja Giebels.