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

The Bee Treasure 2014

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Premiere: August 20th, 2014
Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel

The children’s world is outside – behind the yards, in dens and shrubbery, hidden from adult eyes. The bee-kids flocked together to a gang and found a place to be by themselves: They live together in hiding behind Holli’s garden and sheltered by the theatre. Their place lies in the midst of soil, dirt and blossoms. Berries and herbs are their aliments. Little rodents, birds and a queen bee are their companions. Among these animals the children have savaged.

We don’t know why they had been abandoned. Rumour has it that they are on the run and roam around. In their own world, estranged from ours, different rules and nearly forgotten dreams are existing – without parents, teachers or any control.

A team of artists built the shelter for the children. They created conditions for encounters between them and their guests. Only a few visitors are allowed to enter their place and take part in the community of the bee-kids. With proud eyes they peer at us and entice us into their world. They take us by their hands and never let go again. Maybe in the end they allow us a glimpse at their secret: »The Bee Treasure«.

Artistic direction, choreography: Tanzinitiative Hamburg, Barbara Schmidt-Rohr
Installation, scenery and costumes: Isa Melsheimer www.isamelsheimer.com [⟶link]
Choreography: Frank Willens, Maria F. Scaroni
Performance: Roman Blackstein, Bela Brillowska, Oskar Chodzinski, Fanny Cold, Anna Foth, Nikita Gusev, Jannis Jöns-Anders, Ella Simons
Collaboration: Eva Bernhard, Meike Klapprodt
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Music, sound: Richard von der Schulenburg
Assistance: Marie Golüke
Make-up: Patrick Mai
PR: Anika Väth
Photos: Jens Hasenberg and Sarah Bernhard

Production: Tanzinitiative Hamburg, Schmidt-Rohr/Kästner in co-production with Kampnagel
Funded by: Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung
Thank you: Winterhuder Zoo, Holli, Jens Hasenberg, Emilia Englert, Christian Scholz, to all helpers and all families