PUC is a young interdisciplinary collective that unites artists of different fields to create performative, educational, and community projects. We started to work together in 2018 on the piece dedicated to Bauhaus heritage and continued developing projects together ever since. Our goal is to make PUC a welcoming and sustainable platform where artists could meet and create together beyond disciplines, traditional modes of production, and established aesthetics.

For each event, PUC unites talented professionals to meet the specific needs and goals of the project. Our team consists of founding members that form the core team of the collective and associated artist who work with PUC on a regular basis but in specific projects.

Anna

Possarnig

Anna was born in Klagenfurt, Austria. She holds a Bachelor degree in Dance and Dance Pedagogy from Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität. Since 2011 she has been actively engaged with national and international projects working with such companies and choreographers as Neoba Dance company, Bakarti Dance Company, Liz King/ D.ID Cie, Tanzcoop and many others. She is actively teaching Contemporary Dance and Ballet and is a licensed GYROKINESIS® Method trainer and Nuad Thai practitioner. Her recent occupations include Tanzquartier Wien, Beat1060, Totem Dance Kyiv and Sozo Kassel. Anna is a founding member of Pop-Up Collective (PUC) and Movement Lazuz.

Amir

A. Ahmadi

Amir A. Ahmadi was born in 1988 in Iran. He studied Engineering at the University of Ahvaz and meanwhile Amir also studied piano, music theory, and composition. After graduation, he followed his desire to study music and moved to Austria. At the moment he studies composition under the supervision of professor Carola Bauckholt at the Anton Bruckner University Linz. Next to the studies he also works as a pianist and organizes contemporary, jazz, and classical music events in Austria and Iran. In 2015 he founded an ensemble Studio Fugu that works in the field of Contemporary arts.

Maria

Shurkhal 

Maria was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. She started her professional education at the Serge Lifar Kiev Municipal Ukrainian Academy of Dance and continued at the Anton Bruckner University, Linz. Now she lives and works in Austria as a freelance dancer, choreographer and pedagog, collaborating with such artists and institutions as Rose Breuss, Cie Off. Verticality, PUC collective, the National Austrian team of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW, MDW among others

Jerca Rožnik

Novak

Bauhaus Tanzt I, II

Born in 1992 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Jerca Rožnik Novak studied at the Hight School for contemporary dance in Ljubljana where she graduated in 2011. In 2019 she graduated at the Academy of Contemporary Dance Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria with a master’s degree in dance pedagogy. She has worked as a freelance dancer with choreographers such as Willi Dorner, Rose Breuss, Gisela Elisa Heredia, Anna Gulyás, Maria Koliopouplou, Matjaž Farič, Enya Belak Gupta, Johannes Wieland, Vita Osojnik, and Damian Cortes Alberti. She was part of the production “L’Italiana in Algeri” for Tiroler Festspiele Erl. She has been working with editta braun companysince 2014 like ways with SILK Fluegge.

Marina

Rützler

Bauhaus Tanzt I, II

Puczine

Senses

Marina Rützler lives as a freelance dancer and dance pedagogue in Vienna, Austria. Born in 1994 in the western part of Austria, she started dancing Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance at a young age. Marina received her professional dance education at Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, where she graduated in summer 2017. As part her education she spent six months at Dans och Cirkus Högskolan in Stockholm, Sweden for an exchange semester. She was part of many projects as a dancer and choreographer during her study and continued working on own pieces together with other professionals, showing their shortpieces at festivals and residencies in Vienna and Switzerland. Moreover she is currently part of „tanz.coop“ ensemble, „IchbinOK“ Dance Company a mixed Company of professionals and dancers with Trisomy21 and PUC, with performances in Austria and abroad.

Eszter

Petrány

Bauhaus Tanzt I

Senses

Eszter Petrány is a Hungarian contemporary dancer, who was born in Szentendre, Hungary in 1991. She started dancing at a young age with ballet, jazz, and Hungarian folk dance bases in a school where music and dance were integrated in everyday education. She continued her dance training later in Budapest where she completed a theatrical dancer faculty. From 2012 she was studying contemporary dance and movement studies (dance pedagogy) at Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria, and completed her Bachelor's studies there in 2016. Over those years Eszter was working with choreographers such as Rose Breuss, Harmen Tromp, Regina van Berkel or Eldad Ben Sasson. Eszter continued her studies as a master student of dance pedagogy from 2016 on and started to work as a freelancer dancer partly with ongoing projects of Rose Breuss, as a company member of Cie Off Verticality Dance and as a guest dancer of Landestheater Linz. During the years of master studies her main interest was musicality and verbality through dance, which she included in her pieces as well as through her teaching practices. 

Max Windisch-Spoerk

Bauhaus Tanzt I, II

Puczine

Senses

Max was born in Vienna and raised in the north of Italy, close to Milan. There he stayed until the end of High School to later move back to Vienna where he started a bachelor in Psychology at the University of Vienna. At that time he had already been working for Impulstanz and the Max Reinhard seminar as a Light Technician. After doing freelancing as a Light Designer at Brut Vienna and Schauspielhaus Wien he started an Apprenticeship for Light- Sound and Stage Technician in the latter where he is still currently Employed. He is active as a musician, playing guitar in the Viennese Post-Rock Band Maira and Piano in the South Tyrolean Folk Rock Band Enrosatura.
He also does Light Design for Bands such as Great Read silence and worked with Anna Possarnig on her Performance AnneFrank.
Furthermore, he is active as a Photographer and Video Artist working also on Installations and on his still nameless Musical Project developing his own Ideas.

With PUC, he has been doing Light Design on the Pieces Bauhaus Tanzt I and II and supported the Collective as a light technician since May 2019. He has also collaborated in the Team that recently published Puczine both as Editor and as Contributor.