Dasniya Sommer is a choreographer and dancer based in Berlin.
She has trained ballet and yoga since early childhood, and received her formal dance training in Berlin and New York.
Between 2007 and 2009 Dasniya Sommer co–founded and developed the venue Schwelle7, an experimental project space in Berlin.
In 2016 she founded Haus Sommer, her research space for applied rope science, to where she invites other artists. House Sommer stands for experience space and performance productions such as Nun on the Moon (Arte/Tracks Lyon), Bondage Duell (Sophiensäaele Berlin), Vin Diesel’s and the Cat (Wiener Fesselspiele).
Her choreographic focus has for many years been Japanese rope bondage. Drawing also on her academic studies in ethics and aesthetics, her shows question stereotypical body concepts. She collaborated with Romeo Castellucci, Schubot/Gradinger collective, and with das Helmi.
From 1999-2003 she worked as Mannequin in Milano and New York for Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel and Howard Schatz.
Florian Loycke is a puppeteer for living, volunteering enthusiastically for rope performances with Haus Sommer, and enjoying the surreal land parties. Adding his weird poetry and stretching the borders of bondage.
HAMLET, A GHOSTSTORY
with Dasniya Sommer und Florian Loycke
Production by Haus Sommer
Thanks to Theater Oldenburg, Ballhaus Ost