Creative Agency for Performing Arts


(B)its of dance presents Olivier Dubois and Mohamed Toukabri

On March 21 you can see the solo “Pour sortir au jour” (“My body of coming forth by day“) by and with Olivier Dubois and on march 22 the solo “The Upside Down Man (The son of the road)” by and with Mohamed Toukabri in the frame of the festival (B)its of dance in Bruges. Double portion dance of the finest!

Set of Sets @ LOFFT, Leipzig

On March 28 and 29, Guy Nader & Maria Campos are presenting their latest piece Set of Sets at the Festival OPEN!NOW! in the brandnew LOFFT in Leipzig.

Tropismes @ #104, Paris

Tropismes by Olivier Dubois and his company will have its Premiere on March 29 at Le Centquatre Paris and will run until April 1. Not to be missed!


PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts is the new independent office of Carmen Mehnert and Anne Schmidt based in Hamburg. They are supported by Edoardo Novelli.

PLAN B mediates productions of different sizes by internationally renowned artists and creates and produces innovative projects.

PLAN B collaborates with artists according to their individual needs, from networking and distribution to the organisation and management of tours.

PLAN B focuses on internationalisation and is active in Europe and beyond.

PLAN B aims to advise and support the artists in their artistic development and to give more visibility to their work.

Carmen Mehnert

Carmen Mehnert was born in Lima, Perú, and finished her studies of Applied Theatre Science with a Master Degree at the University of Giessen, Germany. She was Head of Organization of the Internationales Sommertheater Festival Hamburg from 1994 to 1999 and Head of Organization and programme collaborator at the Festival Theaterformen of the World Expo in Hannover from 1999 to 2000. As a freelance dramaturge, she has worked from 2001 to 2006 with Sam Louwyck, Lisi Estaras, Einat Tuchman (Les Ballets C. de la B.), Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Rasmus Ölme, Cristina Moura, and Akram Khan, among others. In 2003, she founded together with Constanza Macras the company “Dorkypark” and has since then been collaborating as a dramaturge in most of her pieces. From 2006 to 2008 she was dance dramaturge at the Tanztheater Ensemble of the Staatstheater Kassel under the direction of Johannes Wieland. From 2009 to 2018 she was Programme Director for Performing Arts at HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden, Germany. Besides, she is active in jury and dramaturgical activities.

Anne Schmidt

Anne Schmidt, was born in Munich and studied theatre, film and media at the University of Vienna. During her studies she worked at Impulstanz Festival Vienna and Sommerfestival Kampnagel among others. From 2012 to 2018 she worked as the assistant to the Programme Director for Performing Arts and from 2016 also as coordinator for the residence programme at HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden.

Edoardo Novelli

Born in Italy and after completing his education in classical ballet there, Edoardo graduated from Codarts, Rotterdam dance academy in 2013. After dancing for various companies in Europe, he became in 2016/2017 ballet master and assistant to the Ballet director of the dance company at the theatre Pforzheim. He then freelanced as tour manager and production assistant for the companies Constanza Macras/Dorkypark and Federica Dauri. At the moment, besides his engagement at PLAN B Hamburg, he works for IDAGIO, a streaming service for classical music in Berlin and is attending a master program in Cultural Management at the Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder).