Elischa Kaminer is a choreographer, composer, performer and theatre maker working in the intersections of dance, sound art, music theatre, queer-pop, electronic, concert, and yiddish musics. His work has been showcased across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Korea including performances at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, KORZO Theatre Den Haag, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Schauspiel Hannover, Parkaue Berlin, Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Hellerau, Kampnagel Hamburg, The Jewish Museum Frankfurt, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Sophiensäle Berlin, LOFFT Leipzig, Impulsefestival, Favoritenfestival, Berlin Peforming Arts Festival, Podium Festival, 918 Bathhurst Toronto, the Roy. O. Disney Hall Los Angeles and the Sungmisan Theatre Seoul.
He frequently collaborates with artists and performance collectives including LIGNA, CHICKS* freies performancekollektiv, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Pinsker + Bernhardt, Tümay Kılınçel,
Viola Bittl, Daliah Ziper and Julia Novacek. His large scale performance, music theatre and choreographic works for soloists Mayah Kadish (La Vaghezza), Joseph Havlat (Ensemble x.y), Alex Paxton (dreammusics), Sara Cubarsi (Musikfabrik) and An Laurence take on the form of continuously evolving musical and choreographic scores, moulded into and out of the specific performers’ very own artistry, humor, physicality and musicality.
Elischa Kaminer studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music, London followed by postgraduate studies at the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften, Gießen supported by the Gerhard C. Starck Stiftung scholarship. His work has been supported by the Hessiche Kulturstiftung, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Help Musicians UK, the Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and the Goethe Institute. Since 2021 Elischa Kaminer is Associate Composer with UK based record label and events producer NONCLASSICAL.