Merle | Mischke | Klee is a performance collective based in Neumünster (Schleswig-Holstein, DE). They are associated artists of Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel Flensburg (DE).
Coralie Merle (CH), Jasiek Mischke (NL/PL) and Mark Christoph Klee (DE) are friends for many years. What all of their works have in common is a sense of comradery. Their bond creates a safe space - made tangible for the audience - from which curiosity, lightness and humor stems. They work collectively since 2018 and focus on dance, spoken and written text as well as visual arts.
With each project they explore a digital or analog performance context or an artistic collaboration which is new to them. Amongst other formats they created long durational performances for exhibition spaces, an Augmented Reality project and an interactive website and three full-evening dance pieces for the theatre stage.
2018 - 2019
The collective consciously chose to base itself in the federal state Schleswig-Holstein (north of Germany) not only because Mark Christoph Klee grew up there, but mainly after realizing that interdisciplinary performance art is not widely spread and structures for dance are in development. As their first works were met with great interest from a broad public, the trio was. able to create structures to realize projects continuously.
2020 - 2022
In 2020 the collective received the FLAUSEN+ research scholarship and under the working title “KRASS” they explored transformation processes of all kinds. The impulses that were generated, kickstarted a series of 4 works between 2020 and 2022. Each one of them evoking a transformation of some sort and being placed in a different digital or analog performance context.
2023 - 2024
For 2023 and 2024, the collective decided to work from a more personal and with biographic references to raise awareness on topics that affects them particularly.
With their work Herbert, they wanted to present something personal with the queer biography of Mark Christoph's great uncle. Exposing the subject of queerness in the 50's through some personal history.
With Follow the dopamine they were curious to unveil Jasiek's diagnostic of ADHD and wanted to research deeper into the subject with testimonies of people living with ADHD.
Coralie Merle and Mark Christoph Klee met in 2012, both studying dance at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Two years later Klee encountered Jasiek Mischke, who was hosting a performance evening.
Björn Schmidt (graphic design)
Patrick Will (media art)
(fashion design / visual art)
Tonio Geugelin (violin / singing / beatboxing)
Liebermann Kiepe Reddemann (webdesign)
Charlotte Mathiessen (dramaturgy)
Ashley Wright (musician/ composer)
Elena Bulochnikova (set design / costume)
Merle | Mischke | Klee
is not a company or association. It is a collaboration between three freelancing artists. Mark Christoph Klee produces the work.
Mark Christoph Klee
Theodor-Rumpel-Weg 17, 22307 Hamburg, Germany
& Christianstraße 52, 24537 Neumünster, Germany