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Helene is a composer and theater maker from Berlin based in Breda, NL. Currently working on own theater, music and movement based research for (Dance) Theater Companies.

selections of some of my works and collaborations

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The art of Listening to Vocal Expression

Mapping Project – Workshop for EU theatermakers with Helene Jank “Word-Speech-Sound”, BRIK Festival 240min, 2022

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An Ode To The Ordinary Things

{extra} ORDINARY THINGS – 50min. Participatory Theater Podcast 2021-2022

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Compositie en Performance voor Compagnie 21 – Tiuri Werkplaats, Productie No Bodies, 2021-2022

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The Colour of Sound

DO-RE-MI-KA-DO 2020 – 45min. Dance theater piece for 2+, no language. 2019

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Repercussion vs. Resonance

‘SOUNDS’ – 30min 2019 – In collaboration with Theatre Amstelveen – Compositions through Body, Wood, Glass, Metal

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An Eye for an Ear for a Thought

Multi-Disciplinary Exhibition, ‘HERE AND NOW’, Photo-Music-Poetry, I-Cloud Gallery Amsterdam, 2020

A Musical Entanglement

‘WIRED’ – 2020 in Berlin, Free Jazz Improvisations based on Compositions of Helene Amelia Jank & Greg Smith

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Voice Expression Training and Musical Arrangement for the cast of ‘REVOLT’ – 75min by Cecilia Moiso 2021

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“CLAPPING’ 2018 – Choreography commissioned for The Dutch Theatre Choir & Lichtbende Theatre Productions

Native American Sagas about Death

“Testamento” 2020 – Musical Installation & Performance – Berlin

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Modern Theater with traditional Magic Lanterns

“Ko with the Flo’ 2018, 45min Musical Direction and Composition commissioned for Lichtbende Theatre Productions – Amsterdam

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Let’s talk about Art(itsts)

Co-Curator of the Lectures series for Artist Identity 2020 – ‘PERSPECTIVES’ as part of the YELLOW HOUSE Codarts – University of Applied Arts Rotterdam

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Reciproque dialogues

Orian Dance Theatre Compagnie, Paris 2016

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The Golden 20’s?

“TUTU”, 50min Projection theater, Amsterdam, Co-Creation with Lichtende Theatre Productions Amsterdam

Music in Movement

“M-M-M MOVE ME” – PHYSICAL COMPOSITIONS RESEARCH 2014 Bruckner University, Linz AUSTRIA

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De-tension?

“WILD THING”, 60min Performance and Composition for Arthur Rosenfeld MAAS theater en Dans 2013

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The Story of Female Artists in Latin Music

Rhythm & Voice for “Latin Diva” 2018 – Music Theatre Show by Izaline Calister, NL Theatre Tour

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Stomp out Loud

Performer at “STOMP’ 2015-2016 – 90 min, London, WEST END SHOW

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Ups…

Musical Direction of the Dance Theatre Piece “FOUTJE” 2014 by Arthur Rosenfeld, MAAS Rotterdam

Berlin born Helene is a composer and theater maker from Berlin, based in Breda, NL, currently working on own theater, music and movement research.

She holds a Bachelor from the World Music Academy in Rotterdam and a Master in ‘Improvised Music for Vocals’, Bruckner University Linz.

Helene studied theater and dance at the AHK (Amsterdam), PSA (Paris) and with Cedric Charron (Jan Fabre), Arthur Rosenfeld (Pina Bausch) and Tal Sofer.

She has been making performative pieces amongst others with Sali Betinzane (Syria/ Austria), MAAS Theatre Company Rotterdam (Arthur Rosenfeld), LICHTBENDE Contemporary Visual Theatre Company Amsterdam (Rob Logister/ Marie Raemakers), ORIAN Dance Company Paris (Mehdi Farajour), De Stilte – Breda.

As a theatre performer she joined the national tour of Senf Theatre’s production “Here, There and Everywhere” in 2010. In 2012 Helene joined MAAS Theater and Dance Company and The Lichtbende Theatre Company, collaborates and performs with them on a regular basis. From 2015-2016 she has been a member of the cast in Stomp, Ambassadors Theatre – London.

Helene has worked as a composer for the productions ‘Crimson Soil’ (Sali Betinzane), ‘Wild Thing’ MAAS Theatre Company (the Netherlands), “TUTU” Lichtbende Projection Theatre and the musical ensembles Ot Azoj, Nelson Faria (Brazil) and others.

With the band Zulemax, Helene performed at Montreux Jazz Festival (2014) in Switzerland and she’s recorded “Zulemax llegó” (2012), with original composition arranged by Cuban Grammy Award holder Joaquin Betancourt.

In 2011 she founded the NGO World Music Factory leading projects and education programs in Viña del Mar, Constitución, Licantén and Santiago, Chile and the community of Darling, South Africa.

Helene is a world citizen, having mastered various styles of theater performance & music and is speaking six different languages fluently.

Contact & Bookings

Karin Kranenborg: info@helenejank.com

Via Amsterdam Artist Collective: info@helenejank.com Facebook


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