O cie. toula limnaios
The cie. toula limnaios is an ensemble for contemporary dance, founded in Brussel in 1996 by choreographer and performer Toula Limnaios and composer Ralf R. Ollertz. A year later the company moved to berlin. In 2001, they were awarded the meeting neuer tanz prize. In 2004, their Beckett trilogy was rearranged into a documentary entitled atemzug produced by zdf/arte. Their own production house HALLE opened in 2003 and is an internationally connected theatre. The company gets funding from the city of Berlin since 2005 and was selected by the Fonds Darstellende Künste to receive conceptual funding for leading ensembles in the field of independent theater and dance from 2008 until 2010. In 2012, they were awarded the George Tabori Prize.
In addition to her artistic work, she is committed not only to innovative working structures, but also to the outreach and distribution of dance in our society. The cie. toula limnaios ensemble presents 60-70 performances every year and works with 18 salaried employees, who are supported by an even larger number of closely associated freelancers. With its flexible, lean, but highly effective structure and in co-production with international partners, the company continuously produces ensemble work of exceptional quality, making them one of the most successful ensembles for contemporary dance today. As a representative of the German dance scene for the Goethe Institute and the Federal Foreign Office, they present their repertoire in Europe and worldwide since 2005. The company is institutionally funded by the City of Berlin, Senate Department of Culture and Europe since 2014.