About Nir de Volff

Nir de Volff was born and raised in Israel, there he study dance at Bat Dor academy in Tel Aviv and started his first steps into the local professional companies. In Tel Aviv he was guest for Pina Bausch’s Viktor at the Israeli opera house. In 2000 he moved to Amsterdam and started to create his own work at DWA center. In 2004 he moved to Berlin and created his first piece for Sophiensaele Tanztage festival. In summer 2007 he grounded his company TOTAL BRUTAL. Since then, the company has been working at Dock11 theater as a base, touring worldwide and creating international projects in metropolitan cities.The work has been seen in theaters such as Frankfurt opera hause, Grand Theatre Groningen, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, ZIL Culture Centre Moscow, SESC Pinheiros (São Paulo), Esplanade Theatre(Singapur), Bangkok National Center for Dramatic Art, Stadttheater St. Pölten (Austria), Warehouse 2 ( Jaffa Port), Tel Aviv, Ponec Theatre (Prague), Teatro Alle Tese (Venice Biannual), Old Court Building (Macao), Amphithéâtre de Gesù (Montréal), among many others cities in Germany and around the world.

In 2013 TOTAL BRUTAL expanded the productions to Sophiensaele-Berlin. On September 2014 Total Brutal premiere at the prestige theater Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz on a collaboration project with the theater director Falk Richter which became part of the repertoire. Nir de Volff collaborate as well with artist such as the group She She Pop at HAU Berlin, Katarina Niminnen at Volksbühne Berlin. De Volff create international cultural exchange projects mixing social-political subjects with entertainment values. In the past few years he developed a movement method called USE-ABUSE which he teach worldwide in important dance and art centers. TOTAL BRUTAL work with wide range of professional performers and with different theater range from small to national. In 2015-16 de Volff’s work has been seen as well at Maxim GORKI theater Berlin, in the frame of Nurkan Erpulat show. In 2016 De Volff’s presented his second collaboration with theater director Falk Richter in the frame of the prestige Austrian Wiener Festwochen festival. In November 2016 de Volff create for the first time a solo „Love & Loneliness in the 21. century“ in wich he perform himself. In August 2017 the work „Come as you are # 2017“ presented as a research-work in progress with three Syrian dancers (refugees) living in Berlin which tours till this days.

Nir de Volff

Dance, Theater
Dancer, Contemporary, Ethnic, Improvisation, Actor, Director, Playwright

Berlin, Germany
Grant Recipient

Artist Gallery