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 artistic work she is currently interfacing choreography with fine arts, installations, video and digital media. She combines digital formats with her very own aesthetic handwriting, whereby she is always interested in performance art as form of participation in the context of social developments. She is currently active on the board of the umbrella organization for the performing artists in Hamburg. From season 18/19, she receives the three-year Hamburg Conception Grant.

Kontakt

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

Current
  • 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

    → program 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

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

    → program Kampnagel
ProjectsProjects

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World Premiere 25.5. 2022 Kampnagel Hamburg

In a time when everything is just a click away, and disappears after the next click, the next news, the next picture, the next song or even the next war ... there are no more moments that allow slowed down idleness and romantic contemplation. Romanticism, what was it again? Nature has lost its innocence, it is no longer whole, traces of toxic destruction have been left in the installative scenario on stage.

The audience finds itself in the middle of an installation and observes a painted panoramic landscape reminiscent of illusionary spaces from late Romanticism. At the same time, on a video level, present-day hyper-pop is quoted, which in turn meets analogue live music, as if from a pre-digital era. In the scenario pulsating through the different times and layers of perception, young performers appear and disappear. Their bodies tell stories of being »thrown«. Of digital overflow, of the current ecological crisis, of species extinction, of losses and their finality. But also about love.
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Concept, Choreography, Direction: Barbara Schmidt-Rohr
Performance: Damini Gairola, Esther Meinke, Paula Melcher, Yolanda Morales, Luis Nachtmann, Virendra Nishad, Robin Rohrmann, Enno Schneekloth, Pauline Schönfelder, Maria Pearl Weise, Co-Choreography: Yolanda Morales
Stage: Hanna Lenz
Costume: Nina Divitschek
Live-Music: Catharina Boutari, Tom Gatza
Sound: Iason Roumkos
Videodesign, Painting: Jens Hasenberg
Lightdesign: Lars Kracht
Co-Stage, Costume: Tatjana Zchei, Marie-Luise Balzer, Tatjana Milosevic
Makeup, Hair: Ilona Klein, Miriam Ebbing
Outside Eye: Helen Schröder
Video-Documentation: Rasmus Rienecker
Production Assistance: Pauline Schönfelder
Show-Assistance: Ann-Leonie Niss
Fotos: G2 Baraniak
Technik: Kampnagel
Production & Communication: Stückliesel

STAY ROMANTIC ist eine Produktion von Barbara Schmidt-Rohr in Koproduktion mit Kampnagel. Gefördert von der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg. Der im Stück integrierte Film »UNITY« wird gefördert durch den Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR.