Ralph is a multidisciplinary performance artist who is specialised in ball manipulation and partner acrobatics. His roots are in Austria, curiosity for circus brought him to the Hogeschool Codarts in Rotterdam where graduated with a bachelor in Circus Arts in 2016. With the project ''The Madman'' he created a solo show which is unique in the field. Ralph is always 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 on a research project called Out-Side-In. They also created a street show together called Meeting Point. Besides that Ralph is a partner acrobatic base, works as choreograph and gives Workshop in different disciplines of the circus and movement awareness. His work is especially known for his transcendental approach, a strong character and unique technique.
He recently finished a master degree in interdesiciplinary choreography at both universities Codarts Rotterdam and Fontys Tilburg.
Circus performance references:
2012 REalice EKH(A), Walhalla Theatre(NL), Kunsthall Rotterdam(NL), Poortgebouw openstage(NL), Pöchlarner Juggling Convention(A),
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)
2017 - 2019 Master’s program Choreography (COMMA) at Codarts and Fontys in Rotterdam and Tilburg
2012 – 2016 Bachelor’s program Circus Arts specialized in Object
Manipulation and Partner Acrobatics at Codarts Rotterdam
2010-2012 Diploma at the Vienna Circus Academy KAOS
2010-2011 Employment as landscape gardener
2009-2010 Austrian Service Abroad in Madagascar at the project d’Analalava
2009 Working as a foreman at the swimming pool construction company BIOTOP
2005-2008 Apprenticeship as landscape gardener finished with a good success
2004-2005 Attendance on the HLUW Ysper (for environment and economic)
2000 First contact with circus artists at my school and discover playing theatre.
2001-2004 Regular visits at a one week circus workshop in summer
2004-2011 Co-worker at the one week children circus workshop Momoki
2007-now Attendance at different national and international circus convention for example:
Athen(Gr), Karlsruhe(D), München(D), Imbersago(It), Pinzgau(A), Krems(AT), Innsbruck(AT), Berlin(D), Nürenberg(D), Lublin (P), Vienna(AT), Krimpen aan den IJssel (NL), Bruneck (IT), Graz (AT), Aarhus (DK),
2008 Performences at regional events with fire and UV-light (balls,clubs and cigarboxes)
2010 Attendance at a one week organic juggling workshop with Stefan Sing in Berlin
2011 Attendance at another two days organic juggling workshop with Stefan Sing in Vienna
2010-2012 Education with Diploma at the Vienna Circus Academy KAOS
2012 Start studying Bachelor at Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam
2014 Attendance at Balance in Challange Workshop with Peter Sweet and Jeanine Ebnöther
2015 Teaching at Kuddelmuddel and Momoki Children and Youth Circus
2015 Workshop with Neander Houben and Carlos Garcia Estevez in Physical Theatre
2016 Graduating at Codarts Circus Arts
2016 Teaching and choreographing at KAOS ''SommerZirkusWoche'' and at the Artistenschule ''CircActive''.
2016 Artistic residency with the Madman Show in cooperation with Circunstruction in Rotterdam and France.
2016 Co-creation of a ‘’replace clothes with paint’’ season with the visual artist Neil
2017 Participating in a 3 Days Seminar on a feedback method from DasArts Amsterdam in Vienna.
2017 Working on the Madman Show with founding from the Federal chancellery of Austria and by Come on! - Cultural Department of Lower Austria.
2017 Creating and performing 21 times PopPOPpoP a co-production with the Circusstad Festival Rotterdam.
2017 Co-creation of the installation ‘’Moving Landscapes’’ with the performance artist Ronald Bal and Cloud/Danslab in den Haag.
2017 Partner acrobatic workshop with Tom and Ayla in Amsterdam
2017 Participating a workshop at Impulstanz Vienna with Sri Louise on Yoga&Antifa
2018 Joining Joli Vyann dance company in the UK for a full week intensive dance-partner-acrobatic training
2018 Dance workshop with Matan Levkowich - Animal Instinct at the TQW in Vienna
2018 Dance classes with Dante Murillo - Contemporary training at the TQW in Vienna
2018 Joining classes from Krõõt Juurak – Autodomestication at TQW in Vienna
2018 Full week dance workshop with Nir de Volff - Use-Abuse at the TQW in Vienna
2018 Workshop with Van-Kim Tran - Contact juggling: Unity of Movement at Katapult in Berlin
2018 Workshop with Moody Amir Modaí and Roxy Kühn: Effortless Flight at Katapult in Berlin
2018 Dance classes with Eldad Ben Sasson – memories in.formation at TQW in Vienna
2018 10 Days Vipassana course thought by S.N. Goenka in Raabs an der Thaya 2020 Joining A Loup pour une Lomme circus company for a 10-day intensive workshop in Salzburg.