Felix Landerer

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam - Resident Choreographer

Felix Landerer was born in 1975 in Hannover, Germany. He trained as a dancer at Gymnasium Essen-Werden and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt. He danced professionally for 15 years and brought this phase of his career to a close in 2006 after years as a soloist in the company of Stephan Thoss at the Opera of Hannover. During his time at the Opera of Hannover, he began choreographing for the ensemble of Stephan Thoss and additionally for the Balé Teatro Guaira in Curitiba, Brasil. In 2006 Felix transitioned to working full time as a freelance choreographer and founded his company Landerer&Company in Hannover. In 2007, alongside his own company’s productions, he began working with the Commedia Futura, Theater in der Eisfabrik. Beginning in 2010, the city of Hannover and the state of Lower Saxony subsidized his work, keen to assist in establishing Landerer&Company as a fixed ensemble in Hannover. In 2010 Felix won the first prize in the International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover for the duet Suits. Ed Wubbe, a jury member for the competition, also awarded him the production prize for the Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam, granting him his first commission for the Holland-based company. Soon thereafter, in 2011, he was named Resident Choreographer at Scapino Ballet. In the years that followed he created continuously for not only Scapino and Landerer&Company but was commissioned by companies all across Europe and the U.S.A. including Nationaltheater Mannheim, Gothenburg Opera Dance Company, Konzerttheater Bern, Luzerner Theater, NW Dance Project, Theater St Gallen, Norrdans, Theater Münster, and others. In 2013 his production Blind Spot (for Scapino Ballet) was nominated for a Swan award in the category “Best Dance Production”. In 2017 Landerer&Company received the Pro Viseo prize for exceptional artistic achievements for the production Revolt! as well as the Stadtkulturpreis Hannover prize for outstanding civic engagement in arts and culture. In 2015, Felix created What We’ve Lost on the Way for NW Dance Project, returning the following year to create Post-Traumatic-Monster. Felix continues to create work, both for his own company and abroad. He also spearheads community inclusivity programs in Hannover, with the intention to share his passion for movement and non-verbal communication with people from all walks of life.