Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Phil. Monika Lilleike

Born in Windhoek/Namibia. Residing in Berlin/Germany.

PhD Theatre Studies/Interart Studies, Free University, Berlin
MA Theaterwissenschaft, Free University, Berlin, Germany
MFA Asian Theatre, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Japan Bunkacho Artist-Fellowship 2003, Japan

grants, awards, artist fellowships

2009-2010 PhD-Grant International InterArt - Studies Programme, FU-Berlin, DFG sponsored
1998 Outstanding International Student Award, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
1998-00 Asian Pacific Scholarship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
2003 Bunkacho Artist-Fellowship, Agency of Cultural Affairs, Tokyo/Japan

Artist Assistance

1995-1996 Assistant of Arnold Dreyblatt – Composer, Concept- and Installation – in various art projects e.g.: Memory Arena Project, Contemporary Arts Museum Copenhagen-Ishøj, European Cultural Capital Festival 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark.
1992 – 1996 Assistant to Fred Pommerehn – Light Designer for dance, theatre projects and installations in Berlin: Theater am Halleschen Ufer, Tacheles, Festival Nachtbogen durch Galerie O Zwei, Berlin

Classical performing arts from Asia and Hawaii - internationally oriented performance training and performance practice

1997-2000 Chinese Beijing opera, Japanese kabuki and noh theatre training and theatre productions at the University of Hawaii at Manoa – Kennedy Theatre, Honolulu, Hawaii/USA;
since 1997 Hula 'Olapa, classical Hawaiian dance-theatre practice under the tutelage of kumu hula (hula master) John Keola Lake, Honolulu, Hawaii/USA, and Berlin/Germany;
2002 – 03 gagaku, nihon buyo and study of noh-theater under the tutelage of Noh Master Omura Sadamu, Kita Noh-Theatre, Tokyo/Japan;
Training in extended vocal arts: Hilde Kappes, David Moss, Sainkho Namtchylak, Joan LaBarbara, Berlin, Germany.

Artist in residence

Buda Festival/"Fresh" Residence, Kortrijk/Belgium. 2006 Creation of STASIMON. A non theatrical "music drama" for small ensemble with voice, texts, electro-acoustics, piano, harmonium, (processed) guitar and drums-percussion within a structured and partly improvised concept. Ciclic-Records in collaboration with Monika Lilleike (voice), Bernd Wegener (sound performance) and guests.

Artistic affiliations

Vocalist of the ensemble for improvised music/music-performance fliegen und surfen (D)
Member of the vocalist-ensemble VOXLabYrinth, Bern (CH)
Collaborative work with the experimental music-collective and record label Ciclic Records (BE)
KEMacts Berlin – new media and performance, artist group (D)
Director of the Hula School Na Hanona o ka Pa Hula ma Kahikina, Berlin (D)