Angela Stoecklin, born and grown up in Iran with a two year intermittent stay in Nepal, has lived in Switzerland since 1979. Practices in music and visual arts led her to dance. After two years of studies at the arts school Basel she got her dance education at ch-Tanztheater Zurich. Angela Stoecklin has been dancing in various contemporary companies and productions in Switzerland, Germany and Belgium. She has been participating in site specific performances and dance videos, has been a member of x-group (instant composition research as performance form) since its founding in 2003, and of TARA-productions (music/dance).
During that time she began creating her own works, that lie more and more also in the interdisciplinary field, closing the cycle of her artistic background. Fixed choreography which dismantels a specific form as necessity in the due of a process, as well as the momentary re/acting Instant Composition as direct interaction and absolute presence in the now are parts of her interests and means of working. She has created choreography, performative and installation pieces, short to evening long productions, solo and interdisciplinary projects. She founded the fusion projects (http://thefusionprojects.blogspot.com) which encompass works of interaction between different art forms. Within experimental contexts she researches on different fields of interaction. Herein also falls her cultural exchange project „instants“ on improvisation and Instant Composition between music and dance with artists in and from different cultural backgrounds.
Angela Stoecklin has been teaching contemporary dance and Improvisation, and has done coaching for a number of productions. Furthermore she has been practising and teaching Taiji Quan and Qi Gong, and has got a diploma in acupressure therapy.