Marko E. Weigert 

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Marko E. Weigert has headed the dance department of the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau together with Dan Pelleg since August 2011. Together, Weigert and Pelleg have brought 20 full-length dance premieres and 5 revivals to the stages of the GHT (2 of them with guests, 3 choreographed by guests) and are responsible for the choreography of 24 premieres of musical theater and drama at these theaters.

He is co-founder, choreographer, dancer and since 1999, together with Dan Pelleg, artistic director of the wee dance company. The company was appointed "Artist in Residence" at Podwil Berlin in 2000. Until 2011, 7 full-length stage pieces and several short pieces were created in Berlin. Guest performances took the company to theaters in 26 cities in Germany and, with the support of various Goethe Institutes and German consulates, to 14 countries.

In addition to the audience award at the "20th International Choreography Competition" at the Opera House in Hanover in 2006, the company repeatedly received final nominations such as for the "Kurt-Joos-Förderpreis" Essen (2007), the "Ursula-Cain-Preis" (2017 & 2019), was a competition finalist at the dance competition "no ballet" in Ludwigshafen (2006 & 2007) and was nominated as "Best Company 2007" for the "Dance For You Magazine".

Marko E. Weigert was trained as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher at the Palucca Schule Dresden and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig. In the theater ensemble ATL Leipzig he gained additional acting experience in the years 1985 - 1991 under the direction of acting professor Bernd Guhr (Theaterhochschule "Hans Otto", Leipzig).

He worked among others with the toladá dance company Berlin (Joseph Tmim), Compagnie Smafu Vienna (Elisabeth Orlowsky), DanceLab Berlin (Norbert Servos), Tel Aviv Dance Company (Amit Goldenberg, Ya'ara Dolev) in the Space Dream Musical Theater Berlin (Marc Wuest), with Christoph Winkler, Sommer Ulrickson, Helge Musial, Alex B, Gundula Peuthert, Dominique Efstratiou, Rami Levi as well as with Pyro Space Ballet, Phase7 performing. arts, Les Lionnes and art & performance.

In 1998 and 1999 he was choreography assistant to Joseph Tmim at the toladá dance company in Berlin and Szeged, Hungary and in 1999 choreographer for the opera production "Dido and Aeneas" at the Lausitzer Opernsommer. In 2000 his first own piece "Y" (Why) was shown at Podewil Berlin. In 2008 he choreographed for the theater production "Bartleby" by babylon works at Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin and in the same year together with Dan Pelleg for the ballet of Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, for Tanztheater Görlitz the piece "Diskutanz", and before his permanent engagement at the GHT for the world premiere of the opera "Linkerhand" by Moritz Eggert and the operas "Orpheus und Eurydike" and "La Traviata", both directed by Sebastian Ritschel at the Theater Görlitz. Also directed by Sebastian Ritschel, he choreographed for the musical "Cabaret" at the Opera House Magdeburg in 2016.

Marko E. Weigert was a guest teacher at the Staatstheater Oldenburg (Martin Stiefermann), at the Stadttheater Hildesheim (Carlos Matos) and at the cie. toula limnaios, Berlin, among others. He taught modern dance, composition and partnering at the balance1 dance academy, Berlin until 2011.