Rebecca Weingartner is a Hong Kong-swiss artist, born in Seoul. She lives and works in Basel, Switzerland. She studied contemporary dance at Tanztheaterschule Zürich and the ARTez dance academy Arnhem in the Netherlands as well as physical theater at the academy of arts in Amsterdam (AHK).
Having established an independent stage language which is expressed through intersectional dance and theater, Rebecca Weingartner was awarded the culture price for dance in 2021 by the government of Canton Baselland. Her artistic language developed from her encounters with people from diverse backgrounds with whom she has worked in her artistic, educational and dance therapy projects - from children and young people to people with cognitive or psychological impairments. The awareness of structural disadvantages in the context of her previous works, as well as Rebecca Weingartner's own experience as a woman*, person of color and person affected by classism, are the core of her current artistic exploration.
Her most recent works „Equality!“(2020), "Solidarity!“ (2022) and „Zämmeheebe“(2022) are currently on tour.
Together with Swedish performer Benjamin Lindh Medin, she founded the company for young audience Lindh & Weingartner in 2019.
Rebecca Weingartner' s work is state subsidized by the cultural committee of Canton Basel and Baselland.
About the Company
Lindh & Weingartner
Rebecca Weingartner doesn't just want to appeal to children on the rocking horse. That is why she and her dance partner Benjamin Lindh Medin founded a dance company that creates pieces for children and young audience. Involving their backgrounds in contemporary dance, hip-hop, music and physical theatre, they develop a playful, performative movement language. With their work, the company reflects upon current sociopolitical topics and transforms them into a highly accessible performances for you young audience. In 2020, Lindh & Weingartner developed EQUALITY! in coproduction with Roxy Birsfelden. EQUALITY! is currently on tour.
In the company's new project for young audience SOLIDARITY! a musician and two dancers seek to overcome physical and cultural boundaries despite their diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. In order to succeed, they need active support - from each other and from the audience. They form a choir of moving bodies, a sounding, crashing, singing ensemble that makes itself heard for hidden stories. They tell stories of origin and identity, of visible and invisible differences and of the desire for togetherness.
SOLIDARITY! is the second piece after EQUALITY! as part of a triology examining the three main principles of the French Enlightment slogan "Egalité! Solidarité!* Liberté!"
*Solidarity as the gender-neutral term for the french term of brotherhood "fraternité".