Lucy Wilke

Lucy Wilke was born in 1984 and is a singer, actor, dancer, writer and director. She writes film scripts, directs theatre plays and has directed several short films, including works with the actors Shenja Lacher and Lambert Hamel. Since 2013 she has performed all over Germany with her band BLIND AND LAME.

She has SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) and uses a wheelchair. Lucy is a big fan of black humour and irony and she lives for art and for love. She is a trained speaker and singer. She received her stage training at the International Munich Art Lab. As a performer she played one of the leading roles in the musical “EXTAZE”. This was followed by the role of the white swan princess with the dance ensemble abArt in an interpretation of “Swan Lake”. In 2017, Lucy Wilke acted in the theatre performance “Fucking Disabled” directed by David von Westphalen at venues including PATHOS München, a production that was invited to Rodeo 2018, the Munich festival for independent theatre. In 2018, she danced in “Anthropomorphia”, a production by Tanzlabor Leipzig at the Lofft Theater and sang in the show “SEIN – Show der Begegnung” by un-label. In 2019, she played Phaedra in “Phaedra” by Monster Truck, a co-production between the SOPIENSÆLE Berlin and the Münchner Kammerspiele. With The Agency she performed the play “Medusa Bionic Rise” at the Radikal jung Festival in Munich and at PACT Zollverein in Essen. That same year Lucy sang and acted solo in the multimedia installation “Re-Construction” by un-label at the Athens State Opera and Cologne Opera. She is currently working on a new performance in various different European countries with the production “Lands of Concerts”.

She has been an ensemble member at the Münchner Kammerspiele since autumn 2020.

In 2017, Lucy Wilke and Paweł Duduś acted together in the theatre production “Fucking Disabled” directed by David von Westphalen. In the last three years they have repeatedly seen each other and undertaken a range of activities together. In 2018, they moderated workshops entitled “The Erotics of Restriction” as part of the festival xplore Berlin – The Festival on the Art of Lust. The workshop used simulation of a physical disability to attempt to break with familiar processes and patterns. This collaboration passionately explored the physicality of a restricted body and concentrated on developing a body-positive and body-friendly choreographic language. In their universe of micromovements, emphasis lies on the intensity of movement – not in its size but in the depth of the encounter between the persons involved. They often think together about beauty, attractiveness and relationships. A distinctive feature they both share is their strong appetite for adventure. In their free time they both enjoy time in the Olympiapark if the weather is warm and sunny.

In 2020, they presented “SCORES THAT SHAPED OUR FRIENDSHIP” at schwere reiter in Munich and the Münchner Kammerspiele. For this piece they were awarded the 2020 German Theatre Prize DER FAUST in the category Best Dance Performance and were invited to the Theatertreffen 2021.

As of April 2021

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