marianne kirch

Marianne Kirch (*1970, D/F) is a singer-performer and theatre maker. With a background in contemporary music and performance Marianne realises her projects and collaborates across disciplines for audiences from 1 guest to 1000. A favourite tool, technique and topic in her work is translation. Translation as a strategy for finding our way through the amazing absurdity and beauty of communication.

Marianne is fond of learning and sharing experiences, so teaching and community-based arts (with people of all ages) have always had a big share in her professional life.

marianne in SHIFT

From 1993 on she specialised in contemporary music for hammered dulcimer and voice. She soon added chanson/pop-rock as well as mediaeval music (Ensemble Sarband) to her repertoire. Her concerts lead her all over Europe and beyond. In 2000 Marianne started writing songs and soundscapes for theatre and contemporary dance.

In 1998 she co-founded the performance ensemble Die Bairishe Geisha. The ensemble soon acquired cult status and was invited to venues as the Münchner Kammerspiele, Kampnagel Hamburg, SpielArt Theaterfestival, Opernfestspiele München. Die Bairishe Geisha has enjoyed over 10 years of subsequent public funding by her hometown, Munich.

In 2008 Marianne left «Die Bairishe Geisha» to pursue solo work and new collaborations. The graphic novel «SHIFT», in collaboration with Benoît Henken, is scheduled to appear in spring 2013. You will find more information here.
She is currently preparing a series of pieces for the very youngest, the beautiful audience of 0-4 years old. The first performance in this series "einpacken/auspacken" was presented in April 2010 at the 2 turven hoog Festival in Almere, NL

marianne in SHIFT