Accessible art on the small stage
Nominated for the «Schweizer Kleinkunstpreis» 2015
Uta Köbernick was born in Berlin in 1976. She now lives in Zurich and appears mainly in solo cabaret programmes. She obtained an intermediate diploma in song and music at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar before studying drama at the Zurich University of the Arts from 2000 to 2004. She made her first appearance as an actor at the Theater Winkelwiese in 2004 in Dea Loher’s “Tätowierung”; she subsequently worked with the Berliner Ensemble and in further productions in Zurich such as Dennis Kelly’s “Schutt” and Daria Stocker’s “Nachtblind”. She has received several awards for her cabaret work, including the Deutscher Kleinkunstpreis in 2009 and the advancement award of the German-language hit parade Liederbestenliste in 2011.
Uta Köbernick takes a wry look at the world around us, unearthing comic elements that she presents to the audience with precision and linguistic finesse. In 2006 she devised her first solo programme, “Sonnenscheinwelt”, which subsequently toured throughout the German-speaking world; this was followed in 2012 by her second solo programme, “auch nicht schlimmer: Uta Köbernick singt Rabenlieder”, and by “Grund für Liebe”, which opens in autumn 2015. On stage, she accompanies herself on the guitar, piano or violin. Her songs sing of failure, talk of love or the meaning of life, surprise and confuse audiences, and make them think.