Photo by Ivana Vucic & T.J.Kacunic

choreographer, 
performer, writer and teacher


Litó Walkey, of Canadian and Greek origins, is based in Berlin and has been working as a choreographer, performer, writer and teacher since 2000. Her processes explore the potential of re-routing patterns of attention within language and performance to charge, change and sustain collective processes of generating with others. The work engages strategies of collaboration, proliferation and translation in contexts of artistic and curatorial projects and independent and academic education programs. Litó is preparing a long-term artistic research project to investigate how practices of choreography, archiving and publishing that develop collaboratively through circuits of transversal interdisciplinary processes can create public spaces for critical thinking and experimentation unbound by single authorship, discipline or terminus.

For the year 2021 Litó is a stipend recipient and artist in residence at Tanzfabrik Berlin. Together with collaborating artists she is creating a combined adaptaption of her works Where’s the rest of me? (2012) and Come here dust and hair (2018) as a performance /exhibition for Molekyl Gallery in Malmö. Weld Company perform her work aswebegin (2013) at Marabouparken Konsthall Stockholm, and she is artistic advisor for Dinis Machado’s  A monster of moss and metal (premiere 2022, Riksteatern Stockholm). The performance Blind Date (2019) will be further developed by its team of artists as a publication and recording presented at Ausland Berlin and on SARMA Oral Site. Litó will also be taking part in a long-term collaborative publication project (release planned for 2025 with PAM Stockholm) initiated by Ellinor Ljungkvist, featuring choreographers working with scores.

Litó’s recent projects include The Circulating Book Project experimenting with methods of co-authoring, collaboration and long-term forms of artistic exchange within the performance field with Asaf Aharonson and Gretchen Blegen supported by MDT and University of Arts Stockholm (2017-2020); aswebegin a choreography commissioned by Weld Company performed at Rönnells Antikvariat Stockholm, Weld Stockholm, Skogen Gothenburg, Dock 11 Berlin (2013-2021); Blind Date developed and performed by six Berlin dance artists for Open Spaces Tanzfabrik Berlin (2019); againagain a collaboration between musicians, visual and performance artists for Sounddance Festival Berlin (2019); Fearless Listening a workshop and performative exhibition developed with Ayse Orhon and a class of grade 7 students for Houseclub HAU Berlin (2018); Come here dust and hair a solo commissioned for the Silence (Sound) Festival at Fylkingen Stockholm (2018); A round shadow with three points a choreography commissioned by Ballet Contemporaneo do Norto Porto, Santa Maria de Feira (2017); and A populated soliloquy with violinist Biliana Voutchkova commissioned for Labor Sonor Moving Music Festival Berlin (2016).

Her text Invisible partners remain themselves inside will contribute to 'Entanglements of Two: A Series of Duets', edited by Karen Christopher and Mary Peterson, publication by Intellect Books forthcoming in 2021. Litó was project editor of As If It’s Just About To Happen, a collaborative writing project with 50 contributors on the entanglement of artistic and pedagogic practices published by HZT Berlin (2017). Her texts have been published in Weld Company's first edition of no talking no props, Dédalo Porto University of Architecture Journal, Dance Theater Journal London, Frakcija Performance Journal Zagreb, and Small Acts of Repair - Performance Ecology and Goat Island by Routledge. Her self-published books include Performance Directives (2010) and These Three Week Projects (2000). Litó’s work has been written about by dance, performance and literature scholars such as Anne Schuh, Sara Jane Bailes, David Williams, Matthew Goulish, Steve Bottoms, Erin La Cour and Liesbeth Groot-Nibbelink.

Litó was Associate Lecturer in the SODA program at HZT (Inter-University Center for Dance) Berlin from 2007 and Professor and head of the BA Dance Context Choreography program at HZT from 2013-2016. Since 2012 Litó is a regular guest teacher at the University of Arts in Stockholm, teaching collaborative methods of choreography and writing in the MA Choreography and free-standing courses. She also teaches and mentors in the Universities of the Arts in Helsinki, Arnhem, and Philadelphia, and the School of Performing Arts in Copenhagen. Independent education programs include Dansecentrum Stockholm, TeAK Helsinki, Agora Collective Berlin, K3 Zentrum für Choreographie Hamburg, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Mezzanine Porto, Couve Flor Collective Curitiba, Eks scena Zagreb, and Tanzquartier Vienna. Litó is often invited to advise choreographic work.

As a member of the Chicago-based performance group Goat Island from 2002-2009, Litó performed internationally and taught collaborative methods of making performance. she co-developed and performed the group’s last two performances, The Lastmaker and When Will The September Roses Bloom? Last night Was Only A Comedy and the last two films, A Last, A Quartet and Daynightly they re-school you The Bears-Polka. The works were presented in festivals and venues such as the Venice Theater Biennale, PS 122 New York, Eurokaz Zagreb, Dance 4 Nottingham, New Moves Tramway Glasgow, Arnolfini Live Bristol, MCA Chicago, Triskel Arts Center Cork, Alfred Ve Dvore Prague, Tanzquartier Vienna, INTransit Haus der Kultur der Welt Berlin, HAU Berlin, Tanznacht Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Forum Freies Theatre Dusseldorf.

Litó completed her BA (School for New Dance Development, 2000) and Masters (DAS Choreography, 2013) studies in Choreography at Amsterdam University of the Arts. 
2021
Stipend recipient / artist-in-residence, Tanzfabrik Berlin

Weld Company aswebegin  Marabouparken Konsthall Stockholm

Where’s the rest of me? and Come here dust and hair new adaptation, Molekyl Gallery Malmö

Invisible partners remain themselves inside contribution to 'Entanglements of Two: A Series of Duets', edited by Karen Christopher and Mary Peterson, publication by Intellect Books forthcoming
2019
Blind Date with Christina Ciupke, Igor Dobricic, Jasna Layes Vinovrški, Clément Layes, Ayşe Orhon, Open Spaces Tanzfabrik Berlin

againagain with Gretchen Blegen, Michael Thieke, Biliana Voutchkova, Sounddance Festival Dock 11 Berlin
2018
Fearless Listening with Ayşe Orhon and class of grade 7 students, Houseclub HAU Berlin

Come here dust and hair  Silence (Sound) Festival Fylkingen Stockholm, Tanznacht Tanzfabrik Berlin, Mezzanine Porto
2017
A round shadow with three points commissioned by Ballet Contemporâneo do Norto  Santa Maria de Feira

The Circulating Book Project with Asaf Aharonson & Gretchen Blegen, University of Arts Stockholm, MDT Stockholm

As If It’s Just About To Happen with 50 contributors, published by HZT Berlin
2016
A populated soliloquy with violinist Biliana Voutchkova commissioned by Labor Sonor Moving Music Festival Berlin
2013
aswebegin commissioned by Weld Company, Rönnells Antikvariat Stockholm, Weld Stockholm, Skogen Gothenburg, Dock 11 Berlin

Professor, head of BA Dance Context Choreography program, HZT (Inter-University Center for Dance) Berlin

Where’s the rest of me? MA Choreography research, Amsterdam University of the Arts
2010
Performance Directives self-published book, PSi Regional Research Cluster Athens, Labor Sonor Kule Berlin, Fabrik Potsdam, What If… Festival Siobhan Davies London,
2008
Like that, like this with Carlos Pez, Stuk Theater Leuven, Kampnagel Hamburg, Eks Scena Zagreb, Fabrik Potsdam
2007
Associate Lecturer, SODA program, HZT Berlin
2006
instanded i turn with Boris Hauf, r4wb1t5 Mexico City, Openport Festival Links Hall Chicago, Graben Festage Vienna

a drop of water curation of duets with Jonathan Burrows & Mateo Fargion, Sabina Holzer & Boris Hauf, Alice Chauchat & Anne Juren, Robert Steijn & Frans Poelstra, Links Hall Chicago
2005
The Missing Dance No.7 with Katja Dreyer & Boris Hauf, Fabrik Potsdam, Not-Nottdance Festival Nottingham, Tanz Made in Berlin, Tanztage Berlin, Plateaux Festival Mousonturm Frankfurt, HAU Berlin, Ballhaus Mitte Berlin, MagicLight Festival Hamburg
2003
wings raised to a second power Tanzfabrik Berlin, Kanuti Gildi Saal Tallinn, Nottdance Festival Nottingham, Springdance Festival Utrecht, Links Hall Chicago, Platorm01 Amsterdam
2002-2009
The Lastmaker; A Last, A Quartet; When Will The September Roses Bloom? Last night Was Only A Comedy; Daynightly they re-school you The Bears-Polka with Goat Island, Chicago-based performance group
2000
Frames For Moving with Paz Rojo, Gasthuis Theater Amsterdam, Sarma Oral Site

These Three Week Projects BA Choreography Graduation, Amsterdam University of the Arts, performances & self-publication with Robert Steijn, Matina Sarri, Sarah van Lamswerde, Ellen Kilsgaard, Marianne Langenegger, Jack Gallagher, Chloe Perron, Alikisti Theophilou, Pernille Koch, Adelaide Bentzon, The Liminal Institute at National Fonds Studio, Gasthuis Theater, Phillip Morris Dance Theater, Overtoom 101, Habertu Studio, Amsterdam






About




Litó Walkey is a Berlin based artist whose work operates through performance, writing and choreography exploring non-hegemonic strategies for being connected, resourceful, and response-able. In her work, attentiveness procedures emphasize lateral and divergent thinking to consider the radical potential of marginal, accidental, and less visible phenomena. Collaborating through circuits of transversal interdisciplinary processes, Litó aims to create public spaces for critical thinking and experimentation unbound by single authorship, discipline or terminus.
Litó’s work has been supported through artistic commissions from international choreographic performance festivals and organizations. The work is complimented by ongoing discourse and practice-based exchange with colleagues and students inside and outside academic environments. 

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