Frank Willens

Frank Willens, born in California has lived and worked as choreograph and performer in Berlin since 2003. There he danced in the musical Notre Dame de Paris as well as toured with Paul McCartney as dancer and dance captain. Since coming to Europe he has realized numerous projects with, among others, Tino Sehgal, Meg Stuart, Peter Stamer, Laurent Chétouane, as well as creating his own works. He won a Best Performer Prize for the solo Bildbeschreibung (Direction Laurent Chétouane) at the Favoriten Festival in Dortmund. He helped develop and direct This Variation from Tino Sehgal at dOCUMENTA (13)in Kassel last year. He is currently a guest teacher for Performance at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg.