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Walter Bickmann studied stage dance at the conservatory of Munich, Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung (Diploma 1986). As a dancer he was a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet and the Johann Kresnik Choreographic Theatre in Berlin amongst others. He was dance director at the Stadttheater Stendal and worked as a choreographer and director at e.g. the Theater im Künstlerhaus in Vienna and the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. He received the Sponsorship Grant for Choreography from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Art.

Since his studies in the field of audio visual media at the Institute for New Media L4/ Berlin he also works as a video artist. He realized two dance films, which were shown in the special selection category of the Danscamdanse Selection at the Film Festival of Antwerp, among others.

Since 2006 Walter Bickmann has been working as a freelance choreographer and video artist in Berlin. In 2008 he received the “Dance Performance” stipend of Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop and was artist in residence at Schloss Bröllin.

In addition to his own artistic work he is committed to a new cultural/political awareness and the development of a broader public for contemporary dance and is the initiator and producer of the video platform of the Berlin Senate department for culture and Europe