Ralph (born 1989) is a multidisciplinary performance artist who is specialized in ball manipulation and partner acrobatics. His roots are in Austria, curiosity for circus brought him to the Hogeschool Codarts in Rotterdam where he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Circus Arts in 2016. With the project “The Madman” he created his first full- length solo show in 2017. Ralph has always been looking for interdisciplinary collaborations such as ''The sound of circles'' with Marko Hristoskov – Double Bass player or in “PopPOPpoP” with Stefan Bauer – Diabolo. Recently he is also working together with Maja Karolina Franke, a dancer and acrobat. Together they formed the company “ego portrait” in 2017.
Besides performing Ralph also works as choreographer and gives
workshop in different disciplines of the circus arts. In 2019 he finished a master’s degree in interdisciplinary choreography at both universities Codarts Rotterdam and
Fontys Tilburg. Since then, he worked together with renowned festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele or Bregenzer Festspiele, in which he engaged as circus captain, stuntman and opera double. In 2021 Ralph shared his research through pop-up performances in the public space within his project “Hommage an den Ball”. In this frame he got to explore the character of the white clown, which opened new doors for the future to come.
Circus performance references:
2012 REalice EKH(AT), Walhalla Theatre(NL), Kunsthall Rotterdam(NL), Poortgebouw openstage(NL), Pöchlarner Juggling Convention(AT)
2013 Congress for education Den Haag(NL), Full Moon Babylon(NL), Poortgebouw openstage(NL), Juggling on Ice(A), The Big Day (NL)
2014 Company Domestica - Lof&Lust(NL), Poortgebouw openstage(NL), Flow Festival(A), Feldkirchner Straßen Spektakel(A), Pinzgauer Juggling Convention(A), Oude 35 Jaar!(NL), Opening Rotterdam Central Station(NL)
2015 Theater op de Markt with Crirque du reve (Be), Kunsthall Rotterdam(NL), Traiskirchen Erstaufnahme Center (A), Diedom Utrecht (NL), Danish Juggling Convention (DK), 24 uur Cultuur (NL), The Big Day (NL), Culture Club Euratsfeld(A), Rotterdam Circusstadt Festival(NL), Ridderzaal Den Haag(NL)
2016 Willem de Koonigen Academy (NL), Maastheater (NL), Vertigo (NL), FullMoon Babylon (NL), Performance Bar Rotterdam (NL), ITS Festival (NL), Oude Luxer Theater (NL),Burgkino Wien(AT), MINT Rotterdam (NL), DansAtelier Rotterdam (NL), Circunstruction Rotterdam (NL), NICE meeting Gschwend(DE), Festival Circolo (NL), Winterfest Salzburg (AT), Stationsplein Rotterdam (NL)
2017 Stadtteather Bruck an der Leitha (AT), Circusstad Festival Rotterdam (NL), LAMES St.Pölten (AT), Steppenwolf St. Pölten(AT), NICE Linz(AT), Schikanender (AT), Pygmalion Theater (AT), Butterfield & Robinson (NL), Streetlive Festival Vienna (AT), Salon Sardine (AT), Freies Theater Innsbruck (AT), Winterfest Salzburg (AT) 5th.Performance Art Festival im Urhof20 (AT)
2018 Die Originale at the Berliner Festpiele (D), Pflasterspektakel Linz (AT), Feldkirchner Straßenspekatel (AT), The Magic Flute at Salzburger Festspiele (AT), Grazer Akrobatik Convention (AT), Katapult Berlin (D), Kumst Strasshof (AT), Vollmondvaritie Dornbirn (AT), FullMoon Babylon Rotterdam (NL), Public Space Rotterdam (NL),STRTFSTVL Utrecht (NL), Butterfield & Robinson (NL), Open Performance Academy Rotterdam (NL)
2019 Tanzhafen Festival Linz(AT), Bregenzer Festspiele (AT), Redsapata (AT), Circo di Strada (NL), Tadaa! (LV)(EST), KASKADE (AT), Winterfest Salzburg (AT), Muziekgebouw Amsterdam (NL), Streetlife Festival Vienna (AT), Grazer Akrobatik Convention (AT), Codarts Rotterdam (NL)
2020 Wiener Teppich (AT), A Circus for Trees (AT), Kultursommer Wien (AT), Pride of Kleinkunst-Day (AT), Boiler Room Sessions (NL), Craft Choreography (AT), On the Edge (AT), Bill Commercial (AT)
2021 Bregenzer Festspiele (AT), Spectacle müssen seyn (AT), Hommage an den Ball (AT), circus:researched (AT), Moria Protest Camp (AT), Veda Hof (AT), ON THE EDGE (AT), Grazer Akrospähre (AT), Sonnenstein LOFT (AT)
2022 Little French Quarter (AT), Krapoldi Festival(AT), Imaginarius(PT), Usedom Festival (DE), Kultursommer Wien (AT), Zirkuswelt Graz (AT), Flaniermarkt in der Naubaugasse (AT), High Quality Events (DE), Raw Matters Festival (AT), Zirkusparty Oida! (AT), Momoki (AT), Filderstädter Weihnachtszirkus (DE), Kliscope (AT)