ABOUT

Lindh & Weingartner is a dance company based in Basel, Switzerland.
It was founded 2018 by Benjamin Lindh Medin and Rebecca Weingartner. With both having a rather diverse background, involving contemporary dance, hip-hop, music, and physical theatre, they've worked together developing a playful, theatrical and dynamic style to dance and performance. The aim of the company is to reflect upon current sociopolitical topics and transform them into a performative context both for young audience as for adults.

So far, Lindh&Weingartner has created EQUALITY! in 2020 which is currently touring. In 2021 they received state subsidy from the cultural committee of Canton Basel and Baselland for their new project for young audience SOLIDARITY! which will have it's premiere in September 2022 at Roxy Birsfelden.

SOLIDARTIY! wants to find out how solidartiy-based action in a group or community could look like. SOLIDARITY! is the second production after EQUALITY! as part of a triology examining the three main principles of the French Enlightment slogan "Egalité! Solidarité!* Liberté!"

*Solidarity as the gender-neutral term for the french term of brotherhood "fraternité"

Benjamin Lindh Medin

Benjamin Lindh Medin, grew up in Stockholm, Sweden in a family with dance, theater and music and gained his first experiences very young as a performer. As a child he learned hip-hop, and joined The Royal Swedish Ballet School by 10. In his teens, Benjamin went back to learning Hip-hop and Break dance. He was part of various dance crews as well as studied at The City Theater High School of Performing arts. In 2013 he completed his BA in Contemporary Dance and Education at the Norwegian College of Dance in Oslo. He then worked in various projects as a dancer and teacher in Norway and Sweden.

 

Since 2018 Benjamin lives and works in Basel and has since then done various works within dance and performance. Some include: A tunisian swiss collaboration at "Festivale Internationale Hammamet 2018" in Tunisia by Filippo Armati & Bahri Ben Yahmed, “Decadent Surfers” - ADN Dialect 2018, Aggregate - Alexandra Pirici, H2NY - Tabea Martin & Michael Landy, Kippunkt & Gliisch, Anders - Cie. Beweggrund,
"Il Barberia di Siviglia" - Kirill Serebrennikov and Mission Spion - Momentum Dance company

 

Currently, Benjamin is touring with
Lindh & Weingartner's EQUALITY! as well as FOREVER by Tabea Martin.

Rebecca Weingartner

Rebecca Weingartner was born in Seoul, Southkorea and grew up in Basel, Switzerland. She studied contemporary dance at Tanztheaterschule Zürich and the ARTez, dance academy Arnhem in the Netherlands as well as physical theater and AHK, academy of arts in Amsterdam.

 

She danced among others at the dance company Theater St.Gallen, Compagnie Tabea Martin, Cie. 7273, Cie. Anna Röthlisberger. Her own choreographic works include THE BEST IS YET TO COME (2012), HOPE INSTRUCTION (2015), WIR SIND VIELE (2019) & EQUALITY! (2020), all in coproduction with theatre ROXY Birsfelden.

 

Rebecca Weingartner is the culture award winner for dance 2021 by the government of Canton Baselland. Weingartner has established an independent stage language which is expressed through intersectional dance and theater. Rebecca Weingartner's artistic language developed from her encounters with people from diverse backgrounds with whom she has worked in her artistic, educational and dance therapy projects - from children and young people to people with cognitive or psychological impairments. The awareness of structural disadvantages in the context of her previous works, as well as Rebecca Weingartner's own experience as a woman*, person of color and person affected by classism, are the core of her current artistic exploration.

Equality! ©Andreas Hagenbach
Equality! ©Andreas Hagenbach