Authors

  • Alex Hennigis a theatre and dance scholar, dramaturge and journalist for contemporary dance and performance. She is writing for tanzschreiber since 2017, and has contributed to other publications including tanz and tanzraumberlin magazine. From 2016-2018 she wrote as a studio writer for ada Studio where she was also co-curator of the festivals S.o.S. - Students on Stage, Alumni.Tanz.Berlin, and A.PART. Since 2020 she is a member of the steering group for the future TanzΔrchiv Berlin.
  • Andrej Mirčevholds a PhD in dance and theater studies, and works as a dramaturg and visual artist interested in spatial and visual theory, archives and intermediality. His research is dedicated to the critical-dialectical dialogue between theory and practice. As a guest lecturer he teaches at the Berlin University of the Arts and at the Institute for Theater Studies, FU Berlin.
  • Annette van Zwollis forceful ally in the realization of artistic projects. She is based in Berlin and additionally to tanzschreiber, she writes for Springback Magazine and the European Dancehouse Network. She is co-initiator and curator of What You See Festival, artistic associate of Bitter Sweet Dance, production manager of Sabine Zahn and advisor of the Performing Arts Fund NL. More info at vanzwoll.com.
  • Arnd WesemannAfter studying Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Giessen, he began working as a journalist for numerous national daily and weekly newspapers in 1990. Wesemann has been editor of the magazine tanz since 1997. Most recently, he published the book "Made in Bangladesh" (2014) about exploitation in the theatre and in the textile industry.
  • Astrid Kaminski(member of the initial tanzschreiber-Team and editorial consultant 2016/2017), writes (about) dance, performance, poetry and socio-politics for daily newspapers, magazines, theme books and live formats. Her texts appear among others in the taz, the F.A.Z., on Qantara.de (DW), in tanz, tanzraumberlin, Frieze and Spike Art. She is co-founder of the blog Viereinhalb Sätze.
  • Beatrix Joyceis interested in writing texts about dance as well as using text as a base for her performance works. She is the English editor of the dance blog Viereinhalb Sätze and works freelance for EXBERLINER magazine and Berlin Art Link. Since 2017, she produces live events with her collective Maiden Speech.
  • Charlotte Riggertstudied theatre and dance studies in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm and is interested in action art, dance photography and the uncanny. She writes for tanznetz.de, among others, and in 2017 for tanzschreiber.
  • Christine Matschkeis intrigued by the connections between dance, visual arts and society as well as dance formats for a young audience. As a freelance dance journalist (M.A. Tanzwissenschaft) she writes for Die Deutsche Bühne, tanz, tanzraumberlin magazine as well as Theater der Zeit / IXYPSILONZETT. She is editor for the festival Tanznacht Berlin 2018 and author for the blog Viereinhalb Sätze.
  • Cory Tamleris a writer, translator, and interdisciplinary artist, and a PhD candidate in theatre and performance studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her current writing projects are on social choreography and on the connections between contemporary experimental practice in physics and performance.
  • David Pallantis a freelance dance artist and writer based in Berlin. He studied dance at the Conservatoire de Paris and Central School of Ballet, London, and has a BA in Literature from the Open University. He has performed with companies and artists including Costa Compagnie, National Dance Company Wales, Shangchi Sun and Jasmine Ellis among others. David also writes about dance for Aerowaves Springback Magazine, and has presented his own work at ‘soundance festival berlin’.
  • Elena Philipp(member of the initial tanzschreiber-Team and editorial consultant 2016/2017), studied theatre studies and comparative literature. As a freelance cultural journalist she writes for tanz and the Berliner Morgenpost. She is editor of nachtkritik.de and tanzraumberlin magazine. She is interested in the connections between art, politics and society.
  • Elisa Frassonis an Italian researcher interested in dance and sound ecosystems, based in Berlin. With extensive experience in the organizational context of screendance events, dance in urban spaces and in mentoring students, she is a freelance dance event curator and educator. Elisa is a PhD candidate in Dance Studies (University of Roehampton, London).
  • Evgeny Borisenkois a Berlin-based dance and theatre writer, dramaturge, and human rights lawyer. He was a freelance reporter for the Russian Театр. theatre magazine and numerous French online resources. An avid spectator of contemporary dance and theatre, at some point he understood he could do more than watching. He is currently working on his first piece and is researching the issues of hauntology, spectatorship and assembly politics in contemporary dance and performance. Since 2018 he also reports for the Aerowaves Springback Magazine from Berlin and about dance festivals across Europe.
  • Frana Kischis an alias. She tries to look critically at the Berlin dance scene from several perspectives. In addition to her keen interest in current cultural-political developments, she works at the intersection of theoretical and aesthetic discourses.
  • Inky Leeis a South Korean artist living in Berlin. She creates poems, performances, songs, videos and body decorations. After studying dance in Massachusetts, London and Arizona, she seeped into the practice of writing about bodies in performative and personal arena. Her writings appeared at platforms such as The Performance Club, Time Out NY and FLAUT Magazine. Since September 2020 Inky Lee's texts on tanzschreiber.de are also published under the experimental writing platform Right Now.
  • International NoticePerformance Triangulation Station – is an artist-led project generating a constantly evolving archive of original, high quality critical writing in response to performance on the Berlin Free Scene. For each performance featured in the project, three texts are generated; by an artist working in a similar field to the performance, by a member of the public with a thematic connection to the performance, by the maker of the performance.
  • Janine Muckermannstudied Media Culture, Art History, and Critical Studies in Cologne, Paris, and Vienna. Currently, she studies Painting at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, works as proofreader for Zeit Online, and as editor for the online magazine POKUS Berlin. In her writings, she refers to intersectional questions of performativity, memory, power, and accessibility.
  • Jenny Mahlais a freelance dance dramaturge living in Berlin. Focusing on dance and gender studies at the University of Leipzig, they quickly found their way to contemporary dance. From 2018 to 2021 they worked as a dramaturg at Dance Theatre Heidelberg with choreographer Iván Pérez. In Berlin in 2021 they co-founded the collective tanz&tanz together with six other professionals and started their master program in dance studies at the FU Berlin.
  • Jette Büchsenschützwrites and researches about dance and performance - with a strong interest in matters of cultural politics. She studied sinology and dance studies in Berlin and Hangzhou and now works in the independent scene at the intersection of text, dramaturgy and research. Her texts have been published by gallerytalk.net, PW-Magazine and Falter, among others. In 2018 she was awarded the AICA Prize for Young Art Criticism.
  • Johanna Withelmis a theatre and dance scholar and works as a production manager at Sophiensaele (including Tanztage Berlin), as well as a freelance dramaturge and curator for dance, including the festivals Alumni.Tanz.Berlin and S.o.S. - Students on Stage. For the 2015/16 and 2017/18 seasons she was a studio writer for ada Studio.
  • Juliane Wielandis a cultural, media and above all dance scholar and contemporary dancer. As a research assistant, she currently works in dance teaching and research at the HHU Düsseldorf. In her physical-dancing and academic research she deals with movement research and artistic research. She is also a yoga teacher and writes for a yoga and lifestyle blog.
  • Katja Vaghiis a freelance dancer, choreographer, and dance researcher, who alternates theoretical reflections in written form to musing in the rehearsal space. She holds a PhD in dance philosophy (University of Roehampton) and is currently lecturer in dance history at DIE ETAGE and guest lecturer at the Rambert School. Her most recent reviews are published on Bachtrack.
  • Liza Weberis a writer, first and foremost, whether that be in the guise of a provenance researcher, oral historian, editor, dance journalist or, indeed, dancer. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, she is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the 1955 ‘documenta’ exhibition at the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex.
  • Nicola van Straatenis an artist, writer, researcher and dancer who was born in Durban and is currently based in Berlin. After graduating from a Masters in Solo/Dance/Authorship in 2019, she continues her research into relationships between the body and the archive. She is an aspiring singer, zine enthusiast and co-founding director of the socio-cultural arts organization ANY BODY ZINE.
  • Parvathi Ramanathanis a dancer, researcher and writer who has occasional morning affairs with poetry. In her sensed and written work, she is curious about the body’s relationship with manifested and layered identities. She holds an MPhil in Theatre and Performance Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Parvathi was a core member of Gati Dance Forum where she led the creation and publication of Tilt Pause Shift: Dance Ecologies in India (2016).
  • Right Nowis an experimental writing platform about and around Berlin’s performative actions. The project has an accent on voicing the embodied experiences of marginalised individuals. Since September 2020 the cooperation between tanzschreiber and Right Now complements the Dance Review Portal's spectrum. The team: Inky Lee (Artistic director & Writer), Adi Brief (Production manager), Aslan R (Editor), Nine Yamamoto-Masson (Translator), and six guest authors. The project is funded by Berlin's Senate Department for Culture IMPACT-Funding / Diversity Fund 2020.
  • Sanjoy Roy(London, UK) has been writing on dance for the Guardian since 2002, and is founder-editor of Springback Magazine, launched in 2018 by Aerowaves Europe. He has contributed to other publications including the New York Times, New Statesman, Dance Gazette, Pulse and Dancing Times, and is London correspondent for Dance International magazine. He studied contemporary dance at Laban, London, after which he was production editor and designer at Dance Books Ltd for 10 years. He keeps an online archive of published writing at sanjoyroy.net.
  • Sasha Amayais a Berlin-based Canadian dancer, choreographer and researcher. She also produces writing on dance. In 2018 she writes the first English language reviews for tanzschreiber.de. More information about her work at sasha-amaya.com.
  • Schreibwerkstatt A.PART Festival 2019In the context of the writing workshop - led by Alexandra Hennig and Johanna Withelm - during the A.PART Festival 2019 at ada Studio methods of shared authorship were tested. The texts were written in shared authorship instant - directly after the visit of the dress rehearsals. The results are workshop texts, text elements, and offer an opportunity for thinking further, re-reading and growing.
  • Seda Niğboluis a cultural journalist, translator and writing therapist originally from Istanbul. She also works with children and teenagers with disabilities and is part of a self-defense team for women. The interactions between art, psychology, social changes and technological processes interest and fascinate her the most. Besides she has a special passion for contemporary circus.
  • Susanne Gietlis a cultural journalist and blogger for Kulturschoxx.de. Since 2012 she has been involved with interdisciplinarity in dance and theatre as well as immersive performances. She writes for and about cultural festivals, develops audio formats and media concepts. In 2017 she writes for tanzschreiber.