Anita gritsch

That’s me

i play RHYTHMS

 My focus is on Body Music/Body Percussion. In the pedagogical area, I offer seminars and workhshops at the intersection of music, movement and language for young people, teachers and artists. Team-Events with rhythm for companies and groups, including performance and interaction, are among my best-loved offers.

My artistic projects make me thrive: performances, theatre plays for young audiences, compositions, cooperation with other artists and videos. At the moment, the Body Music band Groove Crew is an exciting performance project with which I already produced some videos. I could already record and be on stage with the famous Brazilian Body Music band Barbatuques. Another area are percussive dances like Gumboots or Schuhplatteln.

I practice and teach Bamboo Flow and Yoga and enjoyed an Embodied Flow yoga teacher training with Tara Judelle.

My training

I studied Rhythmics/Music & Movement Education (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna), as well as English Studies and Sociology (University of Vienna, University of Edinburgh). Travels for work and research brought me to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Columbia, El Salvador, Mali, Canada and the USA. I could enjoy trainings with Bobby McFerrin, Keith Terry, Fernando Barba, Dudu Tucci, Ari Colares, Adriano Adewale, Oumu Mariko, Koffi Koko, Morena Nascimento, Ziya Azazi and many more.


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Body Rhythm Festival, Hamburg (DE)
​International Body Music Festivals (Bali, Paris)
MDW (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, AT)
KUG (University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, AT)
Universities for Teacher Training (AT)
Institute for Social Pedagogy (AT)
Beatfactory Vienna (AT)
USI Vienna (AT)
ÖBB (Austrian Train Company, AT)
Music School Association, Vorarlberg (AT)
Profesional Association of Dance Teachers (AT)
Professional Association of Rhythmics Teachers (AT)
EADS Congress Salzburg (AT)
ICDS III Congress Quebec (CA)
Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo (UY)
Universidad Pedagógica, Bogotá (CO)
University FEEVALE, Novo Hamburgo (BR)
University UFRN, Natal (BR)
ABRA Orff, São Paulo; Natal (BR)
Projeto Arrastão, São Paulo (BR)
IDEA World Congress, Belém/Pará (BR)
International Rhythmics Week (, Buenos Aires (AR)
Sommerakademie Zakynthos (GR)
Music for Hope/Musica para Esperanza (El Salvador)

Production and performance, Performance Brunch
Artistic director and performance, Project  Poetry & Rhythmics
Artistic Co-direction, performance, Project Octopus Inc.
Artistic director, production and performance, Project rePercussion, Vienna
Lange Nacht des Tanzes, CCB (AT)
Choreography and dance, Project organ and dance, Vienna
Musician for MOMENTOS, Vienna
Musician for ‚Agathes Wunderkoffer‘, Musikverein Vienna


theatre and books

Body Music for young people

The Body Music play for young audiences „Mrs. FOPS Expedition Rhythmus“ premiered in 2018. With the language-focused play „Müller & Schöller“, we were touring Argentina, Chile and Brazil for the Goethe Institute. With the collektive Octopus Inc. I co-developed a full-length Body Music stage performance piece in 2017, premiering in Germany.

My first book for children „Emil the Lime“ was published in 2017, followed 2018 by “Ameise, Sandkorn und Träne”.