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 performed at Performa Festival 2019 and created for Young Dance Festival Zug 2019. Since they started creating together, they've been in the process of developing their first full length piece "Equality!" which will premiere September 2020 at ROXY Birsfelden.
Rebecca Weingartner was born 1981 in Seoul, Korea and raised in Basel, Switzerland. She studied contemporary dance at “Zürich Tanztheater-Schule“ in Zürich and “Artez” Dance Academy Arnhem, Netherlands, as well as Physical Theatre at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. As a freelance dancer she worked with choreographers such as Tabea Martin, Anouk van Dijk, Cie.7273, Christine Gaigg , Anna Röthlisberger, Martin Schick, Collectif Inouite, Cie ADN. In season 2011/12 she was dance company member of Theater St. Gallen. In 2012, Rebecca created her first full evening piece “The best is yet to come” at Theatre Roxy Basel. Her following work, the solo “Hope Instruction” was shown at Tanzhaus Zurich, Dampfzentrale Bern and at Theater ROXY Birsfelden from 2013-2015. Her choreographic works include projects with children (Kaserne Basel 2017-19), refugees ("Freedom of Movement" by Martin Schick at Zürich tanzt 2018 & 2019) as well as patients and employees of the Psychiatric Hospital Basel (Wildwuchs Festival Basel 2019 & 2020).
Her most recent works as dancer include a tunisian swiss collaboration at "Festivale Internationale Hammamet 2018“ in Tunisia by Filippo Armati & Bahri Ben Yahmed, „Aggregate“ by Alexandra Pirici at ART Basel 2019 and „City Dances“ by Angela Stöcklin at Shanghai Improvisation Festival 2019. .
Benjamin Lindh Medin
Benjamin Lindh Medin, born 1989, 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 as well as “Kippunkt” - Cie. Beweggrund.
Currently, Benjamin is performing at Theater Basel for "Il Barberia di Siviglia" directed by Kirill Serebrennikov as well as with Tabea Martin´s ”Forever”, a piece for young audience which is currently touring Europe.