Professional groups and freelance group

Each member is assigned to an occupational group. In addition, all dependent guests, hybrid employees and solo self-employed persons in the GDBA form the group of freelancers.
The assessors of the occupational groups and the freelancers in the seven state executive boards each form a group council. The chairpersons of these councils have a seat on the main executive board. In addition, the five group council chairpersons together with the president form the collective bargaining committee

Professional group SOLO
Professional group OPERA CHOIR

Professional group DANCE
Professional group ATUV

Professional group FREELANCE


Occupational group SOLO

Hello, we are the representation of the professional group Solo. Do you have any questions? We are happy to help.

Professional Group Council SOLO

bgsolo@gdba.de


Chair

Alexander Spemann
Staatstheater Mainz

Tel. +49 (0)611-5900405

Deputy
Chair

Raphael Westermeier
Dortmund Theater

Baden-Württemberg State Association
Thomas Fritz Jung, Theater Konstanz
Substitute
Thorsten Klein, Theater Pforzheim

Landesverband Bayern
Katharina Solzbacher, Theater Regensburg
Substitute
Daniel Seniuk, ETA-Hoffmann-Theater Bamberg

Berlin/Brandenburg Regional Association
Jesse Garon, Berlin
Substitute
Heike Maria Preuß, Komische Oper Berlin

State Association of Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland
Alexander Spemann, Staatstheater Mainz
1. Substitute
Irina Ries, Gießen
2. Substitute
Solgerd Isalv, Staatstheater Darmstadt

Landesverband Nord
Marne Ahrens, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Substitute
Beatrice Müller, Staatstheater Braunschweig

State Association of North Rhine-Westphalia
Raphael Westermeier, Theater Dortmund
Substitute
DoreenNixdorf, Theater Bielefeld

Landesverband Ost
Alexander Günther, Deutsches Nationaltheater & Staatskapelle Weimar
Substitute
Ulrike Euen, Theater Chemnitz

Singers, actors, individual performers including cabaret artists and puppeteers, orchestra managers, directors of artistic operations (in particular opera directors, theater directors, ballet directors, directors of children's and youth theater), heads of the artistic operations office, schedulers, set and light designers, theater musicians, advisors and assistants to the artistic director and to the artistic director:Artistic directors (such as opera directors, ballet directors, directors of the children's and youth theater, directors of the children's and youth theater), directors of artistic operations (such as dance/ballet directors, ballet directors, directors of the children's and youth theater), directors of artistic operations (such as opera directors, ballet directors, directors of the children's and youth theater), directors of artistic operations (such as dance/ballet directors, directors of the children's theater)dance/ballet masters and training directors, stage and costume designers, chorus directors, stage managers, conductors, bandmasters, directors of studies, choreographers, dramaturges, bandmasters, répétiteurs, stage managers, prompters, theater teachers and their assistants, and persons in similar positions.


Professional group OPERA CHORUS

Hello, we are the representation of the professional group opera choir. Do you have any questions? We are happy to help.

Professional Group Council OPERA CHOIR

opernchor@gdba.de


Chair

Kalliopi Patrona
Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main

Tel. +49 (0)1577-4269215

Deputy
Chair

Klaus Belzer
Landestheater Detmold

Phone +49 (0)178 3555834

Baden-Württemberg State Association
Markus Graßmann, Nationaltheater Mannheim
Substitute
N.N.

Landesverband Bayern
N.N.
Substitute
Peter Potzelt, Theater Hof

Regional Association Berlin/Brandenburg
N.N.
Substitute
N.N.

Landesverband Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland
KalliopiPatrona, Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main
Substitute
Ursula Hering, Städt. Stages Frankfurt am Main

Landesverband Nord
N.N.
Substitute
Maria Teresa Gonzalez, Volkstheater Rostock

State Association of North Rhine-Westphalia
Klaus Belzer, Landestheater Detmold
Substitute
Franziska Hösli, Theater Bielefeld

Landesverband Ost
Sylke Guhr, Landesbühnen Sachsen
Substitute
Stefan Kringel, Oper Leipzig


Professional group DANCE

Hello, we are the representation of the dance professional group. Do you have any questions? We are happy to help.

Professional Group Council DANCE

dance@gdba.de


Chair

Luca Ponti
Theater Krefeld & Mönchengladbach

Deputy
Chair

Paul Hess
Theater Trier

Baden-Württemberg State Association
Joshua Swain, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Substitute
N.N.

Landesverband Bayern
Alessio Burani, Theater Regensburg
Substitute
Alexander Quetell, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich

Regional Association Berlin/Brandenburg
N.N.
Substitute
N.N.

Regional Association Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland
Paul Hess, Theater Trier
1. Substitute
Melanie Lambrou, Saarländisches Staatstheater
2. Substitute
Nicola Strada, Saarländisches Staatstheater

Landesverband Nord
Timo-Felix Schumacher, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater
Substitute
Neven Del Canto, Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück

State Association of North Rhine-Westphalia
Luca Ponti, Theater Krefeld & Mönchengladbach
1. Substitute
Livia Gil, Bühnen der Stadt Köln
2. Substitute
Julie Endo, Theater Hagen

Landesverband Ost
SabrinaSadowska, Theater Chemnitz
Substitute
Sydney Merrilees, Sächsische Staatstheater Dresden

Dancepassport

Launch of the Dance Passport: A Union Solidarity Network for Dancers Abroad

Gathered in Rotterdam on November 6th for the final event of the European project Dance Futures - Creating Transition Schemes for Dancers and Promoting Sustainable Mobility in the Dance Sector, the European group of the International Federation of Actors (FIA) has launched its new Dance Passport.

The Dance Passport is a long-term project of the European group of FIA. Initiated in the 2000s, the project had the dual objective to enhance mobility in the European dance sector and to strengthen co-operation and partnership between unions. Unfortunately and despite a strong start, after some years the first paper version of the Dance Passport fell out of use. The new digital version of the Dance Passport should help protect dancers working in Europe in a more efficient way.

The aim of the Dance Passport is to be a source of support for professional dancers in the context of mobility. It is a union solidarity network for dancers abroad. This scheme allows dancers, who are paid-up union members in their home country, to access local union support while working for a short period in any European country where there is a participating union. Thanks to the strong co-operation and partnership between the member unions of the International Federation of Actors (FIA), the Dance Passport promises better information and more comprehensive protection for dancers working in Europe.

By organising key information and making it available through this website, FIA aims to inform dancers about their rights, as well as about the practices and contractual provisions considered an industry standard in the country where they are going to work. The general recognition by our members that dancers are not always properly informed regarding their own rights, has led FIA to conclude that there is real added value in making this type of information easily accessible to professional dancers. More detailed information and additional support can of course be sought directly from the local union.

The Dance Passport is intended for professional dancers based in Europe and planning to work for a short period in another European country. Dancers will be able to freely access the information available on this website, including the details of a direct contact person within each of the unions participating in the scheme, as well as a set of frequently asked questions. For more specific information, advice or any other additional services, the dancer will need to contact the local union and prove that he or she is a union member in his/her home country.

For more information about the Dance Passport, visit www.dancepassport.eu

This project has received the financial support of the European Union.


EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION (ATUV) Professional Group

Hello, we are the representation of the professional group ATuV. Do you have any questions? We are happy to help.

Professional Group Council ATuV

bgatuv@gdba.de


Chair

Adil Larak
Theater und Philharmonie Essen

Tel. +49 (0)201-8122152

Deputy
Chair

Wolf-Peter Bley
Saxony State Theaters

Baden-Württemberg State Association
Peter Hering, Landestheater Tübingen
Substitute
Marion Bleutge, Staatstheater Stuttgart

Landesverband Bayern
Simon Wiese, Staatstheater Augsburg
Substitute
N.N.

Landesverband Berlin/Brandenburg
Axel Lucke, Staatstheater Cottbus
Substitute
N.N.

State Association of Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland
Thomas M. Herok, Staatstheater Mainz
Substitute
N.N.

Landesverband Nord
Silvia Schlottag, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater
Substitute
Elena Vonderau, Theater Lübeck

Landesverband Nordrhein-Westfalen
Adil Laraki, Theater und Philharmonie Essen
Substitute
Mechthild Zavodnik, Theater & Philharmonie Essen

Landesverband Ost
Wolf-Peter Bley, Landesbühnen Sachsen
Substitute
Caroline Müller-Karl, Theater Plauen-Zwickau

Technical stage directors of the machinery, lighting, sound, decoration and costume departments (in particular technical directors and technical managers, directors of painting rooms, directors of lighting, directors of stage sculpture workshops, directors of costume shops, directors of decoration workshops, chief make-up artists, sound engineers) and their assistants, chief inspectors and inspectors:and inspector:s, theatrical painters and sculptors, stage painters and sculptors (kascheur:s), costume painters, lighting masters and lighting technicians, stage craftsmen, make-up artists, prop masters and prop masters, wardrobe masters, stage managers, event technicians, sound technicians, administrative staff and persons in similar positions.


FREE group

Hello, we are the representation of the group of freelancers. Do you have any questions? We are happy to help.

Freelance Council

freischaffende@gdba.de


Chair

Jennifer Münch
Heidelberg

Deputy
Chair

Irina Ries
Giessen

Baden-Württemberg State Association
Jennifer Münch, Heidelberg
Substitute
Maren Schäfer, Mannheim

Landesverband Bayern
Stephanie Schönfeld, Munich
Substitute
N.N.

Berlin/Brandenburg Regional Association
Johannes Lange, Berlin
Substitute
Roland Wolf, Berlin

Regional Association of Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland
Irina Ries, Gießen
Substitute
Judith Christ-Küchenmeister, Nieder-Olm

Landesverband Nord
Claudia Reimer, Hamburg
Substitute
Darlene Ann Dobisch, Hamburg

State Association of North Rhine-Westphalia
Elena Fink, Wuppertal
Substitute
TillaFoljanty, Bonn

Regional Association East
Eleonore Marguerre, Weimar
Substitute
Julia Klawonn, Dresden

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