Creative Agency for Performing Arts


The House of Trouble at Festival Paris l’été

THE HOUSE OF TROUBLE by Greek choreographer Patricia Aperig / Aerites Dance Company will be presented in Paris on 6 and 7 July as part of the Festival Paris l’été.

Friends of Forsythe at Grec Festival Barcelona

Don’t miss Rauf ‘RubberLegz’ Yasit, Lex Ishimoto, Riley Watts, Brigel Gjoka and the JA Collective (Jordan Johnson and Aidan Carberry) in FRIENDS OF FORSYTHE at the Grec Festival in Barcelona from 8 to 10 July!

GN|MC at La Biennale Danza in Venice

Natural Order of Things, the new creation by GN|MC Guy Nader | Maria Campos, which just had its premiere at the Grec festival in Barcelona on 3rd July, is coming to Venice with performances on 19th and 20th July at La Biennale Danza.


PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts is an office for production and distribution of Carmen Mehnert and Anne Schmidt based in Hamburg.

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

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. 2019 she founded PLAN B together with Anne Schmidt. 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 the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna and the Sommerfestival Kampnagel in Hamburg as creative producer. 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. 2019 she founded PLAN B together with Carmen Mehnert.

Sofia Chionidou

Sofia Chionidou is an interdisciplinary producer, designer and researcher from Greece, based in Hamburg. She studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and Arts and Society at Utrecht University. During her studies, she delved into matters of embodiment and the relation between art, space, design and movement. She has collaborated with various artists and organizations internationally, undertaking artistic production, research, graphic, architectural and costume design. Currently, she works as a freelance creative producer and designer, and, since May 2024, collaborates with PLAN B on various projects, such as Van Grimde Corps Secrets.