Anja Habegger – concept, musical composition, artist, artistic direction
Anja Marina Habegger (Anja Luna) is an aerialist and harpist specializing in straps with a unique and innovative air harp number. She graduated from the prestigious École Nationale de Cirque in Montréal, Canada in June 2022. She started playing the harp and composing her own music at the age of 7. In her new air harp act "Lunarpa" Anja combines her two passions and talents for aerial arts and music. Since 2014 she has played in national and international shows and projects, including an engagement at the Konzert Theater Bern, a summer with Mâts et Cordages in Québec 2017, a tour with the circus Chnopf in 2021 and performances with the duo Ocean Sisters at the Envision Festival in Costa Rica and the Kaleidoscope Variété.
Since 2022 she is part of the Öff Öff aerial dance company. Anja is the main founder of her own company EllementArts, where she is also the artistic director. Anja finds her main inspiration for her art in nature, especially in and around water.
Ingrid Adler – dramaturgy, direction
Ingrid completed her training as an actress at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in 2012. After that she worked as a freelancer in theater/television in Austria for a year, where Ingrid mainly worked with Schaubühne Graz.
She has lived in Bern since 2013, where she worked for 3 years as an assistant director and actress at the Theater on the Effingerstrasse.
In March 2017 she continued her work with Slung Low in Hull, England where she was Associate Director on the four part epic adventure play Flood (commissioned by the European Capital of Culture 2017). In 2018 she worked at the startup NEEO to expand her knowledge in the field of mediamatics and smart home. In spring 2019 she will start working as a consultant for the new digital theater online platform SPECTYOU, and she will also appear in the Austrian crime series "Die Toten von Salzburg".
Foto: Corina Rainer
Alena Lässer – artist, static trapeze
Alena graduated from ACAPA (Fontys) in summer 2022 with her bachelor's degree in contemporary circus and performing arts with a focus on the static trapeze. Before her training in Tilburg, she had trained intensively for several years and had private lessons with several professional artists.
Alena has performed in various national and international venues, including a tour with Labo'Cirque in 2016 and several times at Festival Circolo (2018 City Hack, 2019 Rogue Lab, 2021 Cirkelgewelf).
Teschelling (group performance 2018), collective performance Tirami Sù directed by Nico Monaco and Valentina Lacmanovic.
Salome Aebersold – Artist – DanceStrapez Solo and Duo, Hang Music and Harp
Salome has always had a fascination for circus arts.
At the age of 11, Salome started to train regularly. She was involved in two productions of the creation project Labo'cirque Suisse. In 2022 she successfully completed her professional training at the Lausanne Circus School, specializing in dance strapez. Since then she has been working internationally as a professional circus performer. In 2022 she performed her solo on Bundesplatz with the company Öff Öff aerial dance. She performs at various events with the duo ocean sisters with Anja Habegger, including the Envision Festival in Costa Rica, Foto Zumstein and the Kaleidoskop Variété.
Milena Lippuner – artist – handstand, dance acrobatics, flute
In 2013, Milena did a one-year apprenticeship at the circus school Circomedia in Bristol, where she specialized in partner acrobatics and duo trapeze. Shortly before graduating from school in England, she performed her duo trapeze piece at Glastonbury Festival 2014 with the company Above and Beyond.
From 2017 to 2019, Milena Lippuner completed a two-year circus training course at the Center de les Arts del Circ Rogelio Rivel school in Spain. Handstand, floor and partner acrobatics were the focus of this training.
During her studies Milena Lippuner created her duo handstand show Hold On!, which was performed in May 2019 in Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris and in Sono Centrum in Brno with the Brno Symphony Orchestra.
Mara Kaderli - dancer - ballet and contemporary - flute
Mara started dancing classical ballet at 5 years old at the AS ballet school in Switzerland. There she continued her education in the areas of ballet and contemporary dance and attended the sports program at the OZE Bolligen and later at the sports high school in Neufeld in Bern. The love of music also plays an important role in her life with over 10 years of private flute lessons. In 2020 she also took part in various street shows with the circus group Dacimu Arts in Thun. Over the years she has also danced in various ballet shows such as the Nutcracker Suite and various variety shows with the AS Ballet School and has participated in various international ballet competitions such as the YAGP, the 'Concours international de dance', in Aix-en-Provence and the Swiss Championships 2019 (1st place in the duo category with Zoë Wiedmer).
Zoë Wiedmer - dancer - ballet, jazz and contemporary
Zoë started dancing in the Beatrice Känzig Ballet School in 2005 and since 2009 she has been dancing at the AS Ballet School in Bern. Since 2018 she has been dancing at the New Dance Academy (Bern) and at the Theater am Kaefigturm (Bern). In 2018 she began her training as a dancer at the sports high school in Neufeld. Your training will end in the summer of 2023.
Over the years she has danced in various performances where she has had the privilege of dancing lead roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. In the 21/22 season she was engaged by the Stadttheater Bern, where she appeared in an opera. Since 2019 she is part of the show group "Spirit" of the New dance academy. Over the years she has been able to take part in several international and national dance competitions such as the "concours international de dance" in Aix en Provence (France), "MonzaDanza" in Monza (Italy), the Swiss Championship and the Swiss Jazz Dance Competition.