German artist, Andrea Sitter trained in classical and contemporary dance at the Munich Academy as well as in violin and theatre studies. Her contemporary dance teachers included Alwin Nikolais, Carolyn Carlson, Mathilde Monnier, Peter Goss, Jean-François Duroure, Dominique Mercy, Pina Bausch and François Verret. She has performed for Joseph Russillo, Anne-Marie Reynaud, Odile Azagury, Dominique Boivin, Jean Gaudin and François Raffinot, and has shown great interest for collective work.
She has worked as a dancer, choreographer and actress for Jean-Louis Hourdin, Eugène Durif and Catherine Beau, Mehmet Ulusoy, Luc Ferrari and Jean-Marie Maddeddu. In 1995, the Europäischen Wochen Festival requested a solo from her on Louis II of Bavaria, “Un baiser pour le roi” (A kiss for the king), then in 1997, another solo dedicated to the relationship between Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, “Un hiver à Majorque” (A Winter in Majorca).
In 2005, she established her own company known as Die Donau (The Danube), a tribute to the river that crosses her home town. Andrea Sitter choreographs and dances intense and physically persistent soli. Her current repertoire comprises six (including three scaled versions) where her own texts play a key role and stem from her particular personality, strongly shaped by a dual French-German culture: “La Reine s'ennuie”, “U. I. A. R. (une intense action restructurante)”, “Im Kopf”, “Qu'un acte”, “La Cinquième Position, une chronique dansée”, “La Nébuleuse du chevreuil” (solo or duo with Guesch Patti).
In 2009-2010, Andrea Sitter tackled three other creations: the choreographic work “Etcetera”, a chronicle on the history of dance devised for fourteen performers from the Ballet of Lorraine, “Im Kopf”, focusing on the solo figure in dance culture and “Rock 'n' Roll Suicide”, a tragedy, liberally inspired from Jean Cocteau's play “La Voix humaine” (The Human Voice).
Source: CCN Ballet de Lorraine