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

We love Maria and Maria loves us 2021

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A performance about religion, healing, carework, gender and clubbing



Galerie Melike Bilir / Hamburg

10. und 11. 7. 2021

Although most on this team are not religious, Christianity is an important background in our various social imprints. This is the Mexican and the North German Catholicism, South German and Danish Protestantism, and the Maria Lionza cult from Venezuela. For us, Mary is a figure that is, in the context of the Christian narrative, not suitable for identification and whose interpretations are often completely stereotyped. Yet her loving and healing gestures, gazes, and postures are deeply rooted in the DNA of our attachment culture.
The work is constituted at an intersection of sculpturally conceived strategies, our choreographic practice, and the current discourse around the role of healing and caring practices. Beyond this discourse, we were also interested in questioning biographical and authentic motifs; in this process, the attributions overlap and intermingle

Performance: Hark Empen

Guest: Alan González Bravo

Artistic direction: Barbara Schmidt-Rohr

Kollaboration: Yolanda Morales, Lea Lahr-Thiele, 
Ida Thomsen, Rasmus Rienecker, Iason Roumkos, Jens Hasenberg
Fotos: Jens Hasenberg, Öncü Gültekin, Barbara Schmidt-Rohr

supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government 
Commissioner for Culture and the Media