The Artist

“I don’t have stylistic loyalty. That’s why people perceive me changing all the time. But there is a real continuity in my subject matter. I wan’t to be an artist on the whole; I don’t wan’t to be within a genre. As an artist of artifice, I do believe I have more integrity than any one of my contemporaries. If need to label my art i would call it Experimental Expressive Urban Dance.

I am expressing what others can’t – because they’re unaware of their feelings, they’re too afraid to express those feelings, or they lack the skills to communicate and be understood. I am dragging my innermost feelings out, giving a piece of myself. I feel like my mission is to be honest with myself. Whatever happens in my life, whether I stand up or I fall down, whatever the case, I’m going to use it in my art. My mission is to share my truth.”

“Frank Döllinger stands out as the most sovereign […]. They [his movements] herald a lust for dance in which the huge question about the same or different simply evaporates. ”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt General Newspaper) 2016

“I wanted to be a break dancer with my own language of movement. I thought, every movement is beautiful when it’s done with soul. I looked for this quality – for more than 17 years. I have dealt with all sorts of styles and pulled out what I liked. You can see that in my performances. Each one is different. I have everything, music, body, mind and soul, simply melted together according to my taste.

The hardest part of being an artist is discovering what it is you do differently. I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. Yet no artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.

Me as the artist alone sees the spirits. But after I have told of their appearing to me through my dance, everybody sees them. Art is the collaboration between the spirit and me, and the less i do the better.”