About

Künstlerin/Choreografin, Kuratorin, Dramaturgin

She studied German, philosophy and political sciences in Heidelberg, followed by studies in dance and choreography in Amsterdam and NYC in the mid-eighties. As a freelance curator, choreographer, dramaturge and artistic co-director, Barbara Schmidt-Rohr has been responsible for the content of all productions and events of the Tanzinitiative Hamburg since 2002. She focuses on developing distinct performance formats and, by bringing together artists from various genres, consistently generates new forms of presentation in the field of choreography and performance. In her own work, she currently realizes productions at the intersection of choreography, scenic installation and the digital, with changing co-authors and teams. She combines digital themes with her own aesthetic signature, resulting in structures that are very close to fine art, video art and film. For years she has been dealing with the increasingly urgent ecological crises and also collaborates with children and young adults, whose fears and longings for the future are part of the works.
She is active on the board of the DfdK, a umbrella organization for the performing artists in Hamburg.

Kontakt

Barbara Schmidt-Rohr
b.schmidtrohr@tanzinitiative.de
Instagram: @barbaraschmidtrohr

Current
  • Festival

    &Friends Festival

    Festival 10 Tage freischwimmen / Stuttgart

    → 10 Tage freischwimmen
  • Dramaturgy

    I want to be a swamp

    by Yolanda Morales and Team

    → Choreografisches Zentrum auf Kampnagel
  • Dramaturgy

    München HochX The Garden for falling sands

    The garden of falling sands

    → Horch X
  • Dramaturgy

    The Garden of falling Sands

    Danceperformance by Yolanda Morales
    Tanzplattform Deutschland 2024

    → Tanzplattform Deutschland
  • Dramaturgy / Mentoring

    Solaris: Theaterproduktion

    Theater: Director: Alina Sobotta

    → Programm Kampnagel
  • Dramaturgy

    The Garden

    Tanzperformance by Yolanda Morales

    → Schwankhalle Bremen
  • Performance

    Commitment

    Lichthof-Theater Hamburg

    → Lichthof Theater
  • award

    Award ceremony Kindertheaterpreis

    award for STEINSTAUB 2021
    Fundus Theater Hamburg, 11.00

    → https://www.kulturstiftung-hh.de/
  • Filmrelease

    shortfilm draußen

    Releaseparty 17.30-22.00
    Lichtmesskino / Altona

    → Trailer
  • Touring

    Stay Romantic

    Stay Romantic

    → Schwankhalle
  • Dramaturgy

    COLOR 色

    A Dance Performance by Jasmine Fan
    Wiese / Hamburg

    → Jasmine Fan
  • Dramaturgy

    YUM YUM / Ballhaus Ost / Berlin

    Performance by Haus Sommer

    → Ballhaus Ost
  • Dramaturgy

    Horses

    a dance performance by Yolanda Morales / Gastspiel

    → Schwankhalle Bremen Güterbahnhof
  • Dramaturgy

    The Rest of Dance / Radialsystem / Berlin

    by Anna Laura Lozza & Barbara Hang

    → Radialsystem
  • Dramaturgy

    The Garden of falling Sands

    by Yolanda Morales and Team
    Lichthof-Theater

    → Lichthof-Theater
  • Lecture

    Lecture: KEIN DRAMA Universität Hamburg

    Digitality and Liveness

    → Uni Hamburg
  • Guest Performance

    Future Dreams

    Schwankhalle/Bremen

    → Schwankhalle
  • Dramaturgy

    The endless skin of the Axolotl

    Dancesolo by Yolanda Morales and Team, with Sara Ezzell:
    basement of the Kraftwerk Bille, Hamburg

    → https://www.yolandamorales.net/
  • Dramaturgy

    Nerven

    Dance-Performance by Yolanda Morales

    → Lichthof-Theater
  • Podium

    Podium

    Network meeting free music theater

    → Stimme X
  • Dramaturgy

    What if you fly..

    Danceproduction by Niss/Potapov

    → Lichthof-Theater
  • Performance

    Steinstaub / Festival Hauptsache Frei

    Kampnagel Hamburg
    Multimedia Show for young audience

    → Kampnagel
  • Dramaturgy

    Glutamat:2

    Performance / Fleetstreet Theater Hamburg

    → Dasniya Sommer
  • Performance

    Stay Romantic

    Kampnagel Hamburg

    → Kampnagel
  • Award

    Award

    Hamburg Children's Theater Award Ceremony 2021
    St. Pauli Theater

    → Hamburgische Kulturstiftung
  • Dramaturgy

    Das Revier

    by SV Szlachter
    Urban Intervention / Hansaplatz Hamburg

    → Kampnagel
  • Dramaturgy

    Achterbahn

    by THORD1S

    → Lichthof-Theater
  • Dramaturgy

    Perestaltik

    A Music-Show by Thord1s
    Club TURTUR, Hamburg

    → Thord1s
  • Dramaturgy

    Tanzproduktion: Horses

    by Yolanda Morales
    Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg

    → Tickets: Lichthof Theater Hamburg
  • Dramaturgy

    LǡrLår

    LǡrLår – a Danceperformance by Victoria Hauke
    Hamburg, Studio Lämmersieth

    → Victoria Hauke
  • Art Installation

    Future Dreams 2021

    Festival Hauptsache Frei
    Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg

    → Festival Hauptsache Frei
  • Research

    The Tenderness of Materials

    Researchproject in progress with Ana-Laura Lozza, Barbara Hang, Jimena Pérez Salerno

    → Vimeo
  • Performance

    We love Maria and Maria loves us

    Galerie Melike Bilir, Admiralitätstr. 71, Hamburg

    → Galerie Melike Bilir
  • Dramaturgy

    The Rest of Dance

    by Anna-Laura Lozza & Barbara Hang
    k3 Tanzplan Hamburg / Kampnagel

    → Kampnagel
  • Dramaturgy

    Online-Show: Imagines

    by Lois Bartel
    Lichthof Theater

    → Lichthof Theater
  • Dramaturgy

    Danceproduction: Nerven

    by Yolanda Morales
    Lichthof Theater Hamburg

    → Lichthof Theater
  • Dramaturgy

    Performance: Schlagsahne

    by Regina Rossi
    Kampnagel Hamburg

    → Kampnagel
  • Text

    Contribution in Book-Publication: »Masters of the Universe«

    Publisher: Theater der Zeit

    → Theater der Zeit
  • Interview

    Plateau #29

    now! sustainable funding

    → Listen to it
  • Panel discussion

    Jetzt weiter

    … move on to promote free art in Hamburg!
    The DfdK invites cultural politicians on the occasion of the elections to the Hamburg parliament.

    → DfdK
  • World premiere

    Die Kommenden Träume

    Barbara Schmidt-Rohr and Daniel Hengst
    Kampnagel Hamburg

    → Kampnagel
  • World premiere

    Steinstaub

    Barbara Schmidt-Rohr and Helen Schröder
    Kampnagel Hamburg

    → program Kampnagel
  • Dramaturgy

    Copycats

    »Copycats 2019« with Annika Scharm and Hannah Wischnewski
    Kampnagel Hamburg

    → Kampnagel
ProjectsProjects

Eyes Wide Open

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Premiere: May 11th, 2016
Kampnagel Hamburg

Nine children inside a fictional landscape: Set into the post-digital age, they try to survive on their own on the ruins of a fallen civilization. They’ve built themselves a shelter of branches and findings and cling to tablet computers, where images and games of the past are preserved. The shimmering of the digital surfaces reflects on their eyes and the constant chatter and noise lulls them to sleep. And while they are still dreaming, they are visited by their former heroes. The team led by Barbara Schmidt-Rohr and her young performers are taking the audience into a ritualistic performance, which deals with what concern the kids: the endless flow of images of violence and crisis, and the desire for a more unscathed world. »Eyes Wide Open« addresses an adult audience, that will take part in a situation that negotiates with intimacy, distance and a constant dialog between real and virtual images.

Concept and Choreographie: Barbara Schmidt-Rohr
Performance by and with: Jannis Jöns-Anders, Bela Brillowska, Carl Buchholtz, Fanny Cold, Nikita Gusev, Flowria Gempeler, Leonard Pourkian, Ella Simons, Joshua Waithe, Ana-Laura Lozza, Isaac Spencer
Choreographic Assistance: Maria F. Scaroni
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Video: Auge Altona [⟶link]
Sound: Iason Roumkos
Costume: Amelie Sue Melcher
Scenography: Marie-Luise Balzer
Installation: Jörg Rode
Light: Dennis Döscher
Production Assistance: Andrea Krohn, Mereth Garbe
Photos: Jens Hasenberg
Videostills: Auge Altona

Production: Schmidt-Rohr/Tanzinitiative Hamburg, Co-Production: Kampnagel Hamburg
Funded by: Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Fonds Darstellende Künste
Thanks to: Siggelkow Computer/Shout Computer GmbH, Ganztagsgrundschule Sternschanze