Biography

MICHA STELLA studied Performing Arts at the university “la Sapienza” in Rome and studied acting techniques with Philippe Dormoy at “the Samovar” in Paris. After leaving school, she created the “Urd Company“ with some of her colleagues and directed “Le Bruit Court…“ together with Aurélie Gautier, a theatre piece freely inspired by texts of Daniil Harms.

She worked for a few years on films in Paris, initially as assistant set designer for Vincent Dietschy; as assistant costume designer with Pascaline Chavanne for Anne Fontaine and Thomas Vincent (“Nathalie X“; “Je suis an assassin“); as assistant director with Huber Barbin for Francois Ozon, Xavier Beauvois (“5×2“; “Le petit Lieutenant“).

She also performed in “Julie est amoureuse“ by Vincent Dietschy, in “Villa dei Misteri“ by Ivan Stanef at the “theatre de la bastille“ and in Berlin at the “Sophien Saele“. In Rome, she performed in “Finale“ with the Pacitty Company and in the film “Sfiorarsi“ with Valentine Carnelutti and Angelo Orlando.

Parallel to her artistic work, she focuses on different body practices and on studying nutrition. She practiced dance and Feldenkrais with Peter Goss and Jose Cazeneuve. In 2015, she completed her diploma as a yoga teacher in Spirit Yoga Berlin and in 2016 she graduated in RTT and Hypnotherapy after studying with Marisa Peer in London.

In 2014, Micha Stella met the conceptual artist and choreographer Felix Ruckert. She is deeply inspired by his performance work and his unique interpretation of BDSM.
Together, they co-created “The New Civilization Training“, a fasting retreat lasting 10 days, which has taken place in Germany twice a year since 2016.
They have also produced some video clips together.

Micha Stella is currently directing the documentary “Le bel Animal“ about Xplore Berlin 2017, a festival created 14 years ago by Felix Ruckert, which has also been exported to other European cities such as Rome, Copenhagen and Barcelona.


NEHRA STELLA
is a queer artist, mother and filmmaker, who moved from Paris to Berlin, in 2008, which she considers to be her homeland.

In her work she explores gender, sexuality, identity issues, love and relationships, with an ironic, erotic, feminist, queer point of view. She believes that ART and SEX can change the world.

She directed “Paris la Nuit” in 2009, “Vivre Berlin” in 2013 and “Berlin-Sarajevo” in 2014, together with the artist Natasha Davis.

Since her encounter with the choreographer Felix Ruckert, in 2014, she lead workshop and performance on Gender and Bdsm and collaborate with him in various artistic projects: she co-curated the program for the Xplore festival  Roma 2017 and xplore Rome, Barcelona and Copenhagen 2018; she join some of the stations of his “Living Room Tour“ to perform and co-present few workshops.

She co-create the Role play space of Xplore Berlin in 2018 together with the choreographer Anna Natt.

She performs with the artist and rigger Pilar Aldea in Eurix 2017 and in Shibari Prague festival 2018; they also collaborate and teach together workshops about Consent and Instant Composition with rope.