Flöz has its origins at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, the only public education facility for physical theatre in Germany. In 1994, a first version of ÜBER TAGE celebrates its premiere at Folkwang, followed by the short version FLÖZ & SÖHNE in 1995. In 1998, following numerous international guest performances in France, Holland, Denmark and Slovakia, a second play, RISTORANTE IMMORTALE, is created with a new ensemble. This work, an allegory about the temporary nature of life, is also without spoken word and lives through images, sounds and music. In the same year, Flöz appears in Berlin for the first time, performing at Prater/ Volksbühne. The company leaves the Ruhrgebiet in 2001 and moves to Berlin. Together with Teatro della Tosse, NAVIGAZIONI is performed in the hull of a cargo ship in Genoa in 2001 and tours in ports throughout the Mediterranean. The next work TEATRO DELUSIO is again a production for the stage and premieres in 2004 at the Arena Berlin, followed by a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Aurora Nova programme. In 2006, the newly renovated Admiralspalast in Berlin presents two new productions by the company: INFINITA (premiered at the Akademie der Künste Berlin), a physical/visual mosaic about 'becoming' and 'leaving' that explores the first and last steps of life; and HOTEL PARADISO, an Alpine thriller. Both shows are performed over 50 times in Studio Admiralspalast and have since then continued to play worldwide. In 2008, a second version of HOTEL PARADISO is created with a new ensemble and in coproduction with Theaterhaus Stuttgart and Theater Duisburg. The premiere of HAYDI!, the latest production, takes place in November 2014 at Theaterhaus Stuttgart. In the following year the play receives the Monica-Bleibtreu-Award “Best Comedy”. HOTEL PARADISO is a sold-out run of three weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2016, TEATRO DELUSIO is re-staged with a new cast, becoming an instant audience favourite and winning the company seven 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Following the success in Edinburgh, the company sets out on an international tour. 2018 Familie Flöz comes back to Berlin after few years absence with the Premiere of its new production, Dr Nest, followed right after by an international tour in Italy, France and Portugal, where it wins the Audience Prize at the prestigious Festival Almada. 2019 sees the premiere at the Staatsoper unter den Linden of HIMMELERDE, a Lieder Abend by and with Familie Flöz and the austrian Musicbanda Franui, with on stage the Australian dancer Paul White and the opera singers Anna Prohanska and Florian Bösch.
Familie Flöz is currently working on a three years cycle about Creations/Creator. First step the premiere of the production FESTE in April 2021. Until today Flöz has performed its work in 43 countries throughout the world.