In 2010, Fabien Prioville founded the fabien prioville dance company (fpdc) and became a member of the iDAS network. Since then, he has developed more than one production per year and performed most of his works at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf. The productions have successfully toured internationally, including the solo “Jailbreak Mind” (2009), a co-production of tanzhaus NRW and Trafó Budapest, which was also invited to the German ‘Tanzplattform’ in Nuremberg.

From virtual reality and modern technologies to exploring the deeply personal and emotional structure within each of us, fpdc’s work spans many media. Choreographic works such as “Time for us” (2014) with Azusa Seyama and “Power Moves” (2019) – a piece for five street dancers -, virtual reality installations, dance-tech performances such as “Experiment on Chatting Bodies” (2012) and “The Smartphone Project” (2013).

The VR installation project “Rendez-Vous”, which premiered at tanzhaus nrw, extended the company’s reach even further into the digital world. Major festivals such as the Lyon Dance Biennial and the Tokyo Festival, or Open Look St. Petersburg and the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch have collaborated with the company to develop VR dance films on location for festivals and venues.

Over the past three years, the fabien prioville dance company has gained extensive experience in the field of digital technologies and has found a reliable partner in the MIREVI (Mixed Reality and Visualization) Institute at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences for research into the interplay between technology and the body. Together with MIREVI, fpdc has realized the interactive mixed-media production 12Fifty Mb/s (2021), the dance performance 2Sides (2022) & the interactive and immersive production dancing audience (2023) in recent years.


Fabien Prioville

Fabien Prioville graduated at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC) in Angers. He later worked with Édouard Lock and his company ‘La La La Human Steps’ in Canada before he joined Philippe Blanchard in Stockholm.

In 1999 he became a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, performed the repertories such as Cafe Müller. He also performed in the movies from Pedro Almodovar’s Talk to Her (2002), and Wim Wender’s Pina (2011).

Since 2006 he has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer, and worked together with Josef Nadj and Davis Freeman, Louise Lecavalier, Shutaro Oku, Hauschka, Tetro +A, Chris Cutler, Michiel van Erp, among others. His various commissioned works brought him to New York’s Juilliard School as well as Japan with: Tokyo Festival, Theater Group En, Dance Dance Asian, Ballet-NOAH. Further more: Perth Australia, Tanztheater Regensburg, Tanztheater Bielefeld Germany,  I.T.A Amsterdam, Holland Dance Festival Den Haag, Attakkalari Biennial Bangalore India, Bolivia, Montreal Canada, Mali, CDC La Termitière Burkina Faso. ADAF Festival Athens, Super 24 with Oschool Singapore.  He is invited internationally to give workshops and coaching to emerging artists.

Alexandra Schmidt

After her scientific examination of improvised dance she began her career as a cultural manager and was responsible for PR at PACT Zollverein and the Teo Otto Theater in Remscheid, where she organized international co-productions in contemporary dance together with the artistic director, in addition to her work in press and public relations and marketing. She was also involved in the development of the European festival Temps d’images.

In 2006 she founded her production office for contemporary dance. She organises public relations for various cultural projects, does the management for national and international dance companies.

In 2010 she founded fabien prioville dance company together with Fabien Prioville. She also works as a lecturer for theatre marketing and dance management and is she is bord member of the association Performing Arts – Freie Szene Düsseldorf e.V.

Annette von Keudell

Annette von Keudell studied photography, painting and experimental film at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach, and later time-based media, spatial installation and artistic photography with Prof. Valie Export at the Berlin University of the Arts. She then became a master student of filmmaker Prof. Heinz Emigholz (UdK Berlin). She went on to study cultural management at the University of Hamburg.

Since then she has worked as a freelance artist in the fields of media/digital art, conceptual art and space-based media. She also works as a lecturer for transmedia storytelling and short film at art colleges in Germany and Switzerland. Since training as a systemic consultant, she has also accompanied artistic and didactic processes in a creative context, including at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Her artistic work focuses on interdisciplinary conceptual projects, media installations, photography and experimental film.



Hannah Busch

Hannah Busch is a freelance production manager in the performing arts. From 2017-2020 she worked regularly at düsseldorf festival! From 2019 – 2024 she was working as production manager for kainkollektiv. In 2022 she supported the international tanzmesse nrw as venue manager.

In 2022 she was also production manager for “Ein Mensch wie Ihr” – a theater evening in the Stadthalle Mülheim with 3 productions, co-hosted by Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheimer Theatertage and Theater an der Ruhr.

She has been part of the fabien prioville dance company as production manager since 2019.

In 2024 she also started working in the event management team of Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Pascal Jung

During his Bachelor’s studies in Cultural Studies at the University of Koblenz, Pascal Jung completed a six-month internship at the Artistic Operations Office of the Düsseldorf Festival, followed by a role as a production assistant. After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree, he pursued a Master’s degree in Cultural Education and Cultural Management at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Mönchengladbach. Concurrently with his studies, he regularly contributed to the production of various festivals, including the Impulse Theater Festival and the asphalt Festival.

Since late 2021, he has been freelancing in the field of production, organization, and communication for various stakeholders in the independent dance and performance scene, collaborating with entities such as the fabien prioville dance company and Munich-based choreographer Moritz Ostruschnjak.