Andrea Sitter, a German artist, trained as a classical and contemporary dancer at the Munich Academy, while also pursuing violin and theatre studies.
She trained as a contemporary dancer with Alvin Nikolaïs, Carolyn Carlson, Mathilde Monnier, Peter Goss, Jean-François Duroure, Dominique Mercy, the Pina Bausch company and François Verret.
She played the role of Woglinde in the film Das Rheingold by Herbert von Karajan.
A dancer in very many ballets and companies, with Joseph Russillo, Anne-Marie Reynaud, Odile Azagury, Dominique Boivin, Jean Gaudin and François Raffinot, Andrea Sitter has a particular preference for group work. Her taste and her experiences as an actress, both in the theatre and in the street, lead her to collaborate readily with hybrid forms in the companionship of various artists, actors, plastic artists and musicians. She has worked as a dancer, choreographer and actress with Jean-Louis Hourdin, Eugène Durif and Catherine Beau, Mehmet Ulusoy, Luc Ferrari and Jean-Marie Maddeddu.
In 1995, the Europäische Wochen Festival commissioned from her a solo on Ludwig II of Bavaria, Un baiser pour le Roi, followed in 1997 by another solo dedicated to the relationship between Frédéric Chopin and George Sand: Un hiver à Majorque (A winter in Majorca).
In 2005, she set up her own company called Die Donau, in tribute to the river flowing through her home town.
Andrea Sitter choreographs and dances intense and physically demanding solos.
Her current repertoire includes six of such solos (three of which are small forms), where her own texts occupy a large place and which spring from her distinct personality, strongly marked by her dual French and Germanic heritage.
Source: Danse aujourd'hui.fr