Silke Grabinger


In her work Silke Grabinger connects urban and contemporary dance with performative art and robotics. Thereby she deals critically with social phenomenona, artistic paradigms and the role of the audience.

In her teens she got in touch with breakdance and achieved success at international contests solo as “b-girl SILK” or in changing teams. She promotes breaking and hip hop culture with the project “B-Girl Circle” which she founded.
After performing in the Cirque du Soleil production “LOVE” from 2006-2008 and working with the choreographers Dave St-Pierre (CAN), Margie Gillis (CAN) and Daniel Ezralow (USA) she produced her first Solo performance entitled “[SLIK]” in cooperation with Pilottanzt (AT) in 2008.
She finished her studies “space and designstrategies” with a bachelor degree and received the Austrian design state award for a group exhibition and a master degree for her studies in “time-based media”. Currently she is a Phd candidate.

She has volunteered to be a “Versuchsperson” (an experimental subject) in the timeframe of 10 minutes each for different international choreographers as Anne Juren, Benoit Lachambre, Astrid Endruweit & Michael Laub, Trajal Harrell, Philippe from Superamas, comedian Dirk Stermann and the filmmaker Arash T. Riahi. In 2012 Silke Grabinger developed a dance notation for musicians and cooperated with the composer Bernhard Lang (AT) for the performance piece “Moving Architecture”, which is based on the architecture of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

In the same year she founded parallel to SILK Cie. - SILK Fluegge in order to develop dance and performance crossdisciplinary artworks. In 2021 she founded KLISCOPE, in a former chapell, a performative space open for experiments and visions.

SILK Fluegge

Artist collective for urban contemporary dance and art

SILK Fluegge is an artist collective for urban contemporary dance and art. The artistic work of the collective includes performances in theatres, interventions in museums and public spaces and arts and cultural mediation. The focus lies on projects in the area of urban and contemporary dance and art, with special attention to the promotion of youth.

SILK Fluegge got honoured with the “STELLA 15” an Award for an outstanding theatre production for young people in the year 2015, the “women’s award 2018”, the “Recognition award for intercultural youth and children development work 2015” and the “Recognition award for stage art of the province of Upper Austria 2013” for our several performances and artistic work in the last years.

SILK Fluegge´s production atelier is called KLISCOPE and based Linz. SILK Fluegge is supported by Stadt Linz, Bundeskanzleramt and Land Oberösterreich. It is friendly supported by Swietelsky. SILK Fluegge is part of Assitej Austria.


SILK Cie. is a company for contemporary urban dance and art. The collective of artists is located at the intersection of contemporary performing art and space/design strategies. A crucial focus of the company’s work lies on the critical engagement with social phenomena, artistic paradigms and the function and situatedness of the audience.


– and space and rehearsal space and event space and performance space and dance space and exhibition space and experimental space and thought space and individual relaxation space and separate office space and residency space and screening space and scopes and skópos and tópos

The KLISCOPE wants to become all of that. But it does not just want to be a space, not just an empty space to be filled, its respective rooms give it direction, give it its own timeliness. The KLISCOPE is separated space, interwoven with silk threads, where acting subjects might hang above the abyss all alone, but together they become a silk culture. There, not only different groups are intertwined with their projects, but in successful moments they stretch over time. In itself, the place ought to be a microscope that in its present microcosm grasps the big and future things. A too precise contemplation of the individual causes its expansion, it stretches towards the others and thus becomes whole. When contemplated correctly, the silken fabric indicates what is coming or gives it directional impulse. A myriad of tailorable scopes for their skópos, the scout, the observer, her focus, her purpose, her aim.

SILK Fluegge KLISCOPE: Glimpfingerstraße 8 Eingang SÜD, 4020 Linz

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