Cie.OFEN is the creative base for dancers and choreographers: Gala Moody and Michael Carter. Utilising over 15 years experience working in world renowned companies like Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus.

Gala and Michael take inspiration from multiple art-making processes which have become the backbone for Cie.OFEN creations.  With strong influences from literature, theatre, sculpture, poetry, audio visual  and performance art.

The name Cie.OFEN is an anagram which is derived from the title of Cie.OFEN’s debut work One Final Evolutionary Note which premiered in 2014 in the Spring Forward festival (Umeå, Sweden) and also saw Cie.OFEN’s selected by Aerowaves as a priority company in 2014.

After One Final Evolutionary Note, Cie.OFEN made a giant leap into what became The Vase. An evening length work about the destruction and power of love, The Vase pre-premiered in Wim Vandekeybus’ Ulti’mates Festival (Kortrijk, Belgium) and premiered at die bôrse Wuppertal in June 2017.

Cie.OFEN’s new creation titled New People (2019) co-produced by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch is an audio-visual project about choreography as social practice. New People will premier at UNDERGROUND VII in Wuppertal.

Cie.OFEN is based between Belgium and Germany.

Biographies of Gala and Michael 




Cie.OFEN Partners: 

Marc Wagenbach, Ekeby International Research Center for Contemporary Arts 



Cie.OFEN has been supported by: