In her works, the choreographer and anthropologist Miriam Jakob concentrates on the interface between science and fiction. She explores the expectations and inner borders of audience and performers through performances, lecture-performances, films and installations. Her work creates spaces of desire, where mechanisms of validation loose their meaning and the borderlines of identities blur. Her body of work contains Friday, 23.1.1915 [sic] „as usual, sorry that I do not always…“ (2013), How to become a journey (2013), Travelling to the four Corners of the Earth (2014), Letters to Dance (2016), In the Shadow of Man (2017) and Mit/teilen (2019).
She collaborates as a performer, actress and choreographer, with other artists including deufert & plischke, Angela Schanelec, Lisa Densem, Varinia Canto Vila, Ana Laura Lozza and Zeina Hanna i.a. And is a member of the queer feminist collective ALTES Finanzamt e.V. in Berlin. She graduated from the MA Choreography at the Theaterschool of Amsterdam (DAS Choreography), holds a BA in dance, context, choreography and an MA in Anthropology.
2020/2021 she partakes in the Berlin Artistic Research Program (Künstlerische Forschung Berliner Förderprogramm) together with Helsinki based choreographer Jana Unmüßig with the research project “Breathing With”.
In october 2020 her new performance work “The Broken Promise” premiered in Berlin (tanzfabrik/studio 1) in close collaboration with composer Felix Claßen and sound artist Signe Lidén and Camilla Vatne-Barratt Due, the performers Maija Karhunen, Zeina Hanna and Arantxa Martinez and dance dramturge Maja Zimmermann.