Otto(line) Calmeijer Meijburg works as physical theatre choreographer and performer. Their work is driven by the desire to use art as a strategy for care, resistance, hope, escape and (political) imagination. In their work as choreographer they are fascinated by different forms of 'dance-theater' (or 'tanztheater') and are experimenting with what that can mean and look like for them, in collaboration with different constellations and collectives. Otto(line) prefers to work inclusively, and most of their projects center around inclusion in one way or another. Together with choreographer and performer Hannah Sampé and mucisian Marius Lambertz they founded 'Starlabor': a long term artistic empowerment project.
Otto(line) grew up in The Netherlands and South Africa, and is now living in Cologne, Germany. They studied Liberal Arts at University College Maastricht, focusing on feminist theory, sociology and postcolonial theory, and graduated in 2015. From 2016 to 2020 they studied Physical Theatre at the Folkwang University of Arts, Essen.