Who is Frau Troffea?

2019's dance performance "Who is Mrs. Troffea?" refers to the "Strasbourg Dance Frenzy of 1518," in which a woman began dancing to exhaustion in the streets and many people followed. For 11 days in 2019, public places were featured for 7 hours.


Intervention type: Action
Project character: art / event
Topic: active city
Project goal: Activation / Play / Discourse

Project location: Munich; Celibidacheforum Gasteig, Professor-Huber-Platz, Wiener Platz, Lenbachhaus, Muffatwerk, Giesinger Bahnhof, Stadtbibliothek Hasenbergl, PEP - Neuperlach Shopping Center, Kreativquartier München
Project dimension: unknown

Project period: 16.05.2019 to 26.05.2019
Project duration: 11 days
Project frequency: one-time
Project timing: completed

Open space type: square, outdoor space building, building
Ownership: public land
Accessibility: not restricted access, on private land partly restricted access for a limited period of time

Clients: Department of Culture, City of Munich // Administration
Project makers: Ceren Oran // choreographer
Project partners: Hüseyin Evirgen, Daphna Horenczyk, Dante Murillo, Jaroslav Ondruš and many more. // Composer* / DJ*in / Dancer*in
Other actors: Dancers

(Commissioned) budget: Cultural Department of the City of Munich, Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT) in cooperation with SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Tanzbüro München, Dance Watch and Czech Centres
Funding: Fonds Darstellende Künste, funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts
Own funds: unknown

Planning context ★☆☆☆☆
Thematic planning context:
The dance performances address the following questions, among others: "In which cities do we want to live in the future and how? What opportunities for communication and coexistence do we need?"

Spatial planning reference:
There is no spatial planning reference to the sites.

Research sources
V.i.S.d.P. Cultural Department of the City of Munich
"Who is Mrs. Troffea?" www.dance-muenchen.de/de/2019/who-is-frau-troffea-ua/96, June 21, 2019
Czech Center Munich
Program: who is Mrs. Troffea? munich.czechcentres.cz/program/detail/who-is-woman-troffea/, June 21, 2019
Who Is Mrs. Troffea Official Website
Oran, Ceren. "Who is Ms. TROFFEA - an ongoing dance intervention in public space."
www.whoisfrautroffea.com/about, June 21, 2019
Danube Courier Ltd.
5/19/2019 "From a dance marathon to a bike course."
www.donaukurier.de/nachrichten/kultur/Vom-Tanzmarathon-bis-zum-Fahrradparcours;art598,4189153, June 21, 2019

Melissa Apoloya, Victoria Wakulicz

Interventions - Container Collective: Neville and Robinson; This is not a chip shop: T. Mühlbach + A. Höhne/halle6; Alte Utting: Alte Utting GmbH; Giesinger Grünspitz: Green City e.V. + TUM DesignBuild, photo: J. Nefzger; Piazza Zenetti: raumzeug

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel