Events | Meet the Fellows on Jan 30th

Los Angeles | January 30, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Welcoming Reception for our current fellows Laurel Halo (Musician), Henk Handloegten (Writer & Director), Judith Kaufmann (Cinematographer; Ballhaus-Fellow), Helmut Oehring (Composer, Director & Choreographer), Petra Volpe (Writer & Director) and Nele Wohlatz (Writer & Director).


Musician, Performing Artist & DJ
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Laurel Halo is generating new album material during her stay at the Villa, in addition to completing some club music and score work. She plans to record with the grand pianos at the Villa, working in response to the architecture, vegetation, driving culture and most importantly, the sunlight of LA.
For more information visit Laurel Halo's website.


Writer & Director
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Henk Handloegten is a writer and director and co-creator of the internationally renown TV series BABYLON BERLIN. On January 30th he will speak about BABYLON BERLIN and show some clips of the new season which will be available for streaming on February 28th on Netflix.


Composer, Director and Choreographer
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Composer, director and choreographer Helmut Oehring’s work spans from the application of his mother tongue, sign language, musical and dance theatre, to audiovisual creations for choreography and video. His pieces for baroque orchestras are a fusion of old and contemporary music.
For more information visit Helmut Oerings website.
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Judith Kaufmann is a director of photography and the first to receive the Michael Ballhaus Fellowship.  
Together with director Petra Volpe she is developing a new project and will give some insights into their collaboration on January 30th.
For more Information visit Judith Kaufmann's website. 



Writer & Director
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Petra Volpe is a writer and director known internationally for her feature film "The Divine Order" addressing the fight of Swiss women in the seventies to achieve the right to vote.  Together with Judith Kaufmann who worked as cinematographer for this and other films of Petra Volpe's the two are working on a new project during their stay at the Villa.


Writer & Director
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Filmmaker Nele Wohlatz explores the border between fiction and documentary film. She is currently working on a film about animal training for film.



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