Annalena Fröhlich works within a wide reaching spectrum of composition, choreography, performance and
visual experimentation. Fröhlich revokes a media-specific limitation and makes a playful and intuitive use of
all available artistic means. She creates surreal sceneries between everyday life and disaster, where she
manages to provoke an individual, whimsical-melancholic aesthetic, that runs like a red thread through
her entire oeuvre and invites the audience to immerse themselves in a questioned world and position.
At the beginning of every creation there is a moment, an impression, an atmosphere that unfolds like a
phrase into its own surrealistic narration. Annalena Fröhlich is interested in transmitting a states of
being visible and audible. Disappearance, the great discomfort and utter horror of one's own existence,
loneliness, emptiness and the general idiocy of mankind, are recurrent themes in Fröhlich's creations.
Her works are often characterised by collaborations with a wide variety of (inter)national creative
players and is shown in the alternative and institutionalised as well as in the underground scene. Since the
beginning of her career, her diverse and captivating works already celebrated a national as well as an
She collaborates and works with Institutions and Artists such as (a.o.):
Peeping tom, Dampfzentrale bern, Nederlands Dance Theater NDT, Theater Basel, Staatstheater Darmstadt,
Roxy Theater Basel, Ballhaus Ost Berlin, Station Beirut, Espace Libre bienne. Fhunyue Gao, Romy Springsguth,
Robin Adams, Yara bou nassar, Paed conca, Claudia Bossard, Matthias Günter, Dance Divine, Moni Wespi.
Annalena Fröhlich started to develop her own work as an autodidact multidisciplinary artist.
In 2014, she obtained her Master in Theater with a specialisation in Scenic Arts Practice at the HKB, Berne.
Since 2018, she lives and works in Brussels. She lifes and works in Brussels and is recently represented by
the Brussels based production and research platform arp:
Together with the dancer and choreographer Nina Stadler, she is the co-founder and artistic director of
the ensemble deRothfils, with whom she has been celebrating national and international success since 2010.
For the last production «PARK» and the film "they keep disappearing", Annalena Fröhlich took over the sole
direction of deRothfils. Fröhlich's film director's debut "they keep disappearing" (deRothfils) premieres in
March 2018 at the Cinedans Dance on Screen Festival in Amsterdam.
Since 2016 she started an intense collaboration and artistic dialogue with the
dancer and musician Fhunyue Gao, to shape and create a shared artistic vision. On their creative
playground, the two artists experiment with movement, light, film, sound and scenic installations where
they break with conformities and limitations, within method as well as in movements.
Annalena Fröhlich received a scolarship for composition by the Société Suisse des Auteurs SSA 2013 and an
atelier scholarship in New York by the canton of Berne 2013.
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