Biography extended

Susanne Martin is a Berlin based choreographer, performer, researcher, and teacher in the field of contemporary dance and theatre. She presents her work internationally in solo performances and collaborative stage works. Her artistic practice and research focuses on improvisation, contact improvisation, narrations of the aging body, humour and irony in dance, and performance as research.

2017 Her book Dancing Age(ing) is published by transcript. She presents her research internationally at academic conferences.

Her piece Von der Schönheit und Seltsamkeit des Anlehnens, co-choreographed with Eliane Hutmacher wins in the national competition „Tanztreffen der Jugend“.

2016 Susanne complets her PhD Dancing Age(ing), creats a duet with voice artist Alex Nowitz and and starts the monthly performance series 7 Minutes of Fame.

2015 She premiers the solo The Fountain of Age in London as practical part of her PhD dissertation.

2014 The Fountain of Youth runs again in Sweden and in London as practical part of her PhD dissertation.

2013 She premiers the Solo The Fountain of Youth in Sweden and gives a series of lecture performances on dance and age(ing): German Dance Congress, Düsseldorf; Werkstattgespräch Ambivalenz und soziale Praxis, Universität Münster; Society for Dance Research, Middlesex University;  Werkstattgespräch Dialog der Generationen, Berlin.

2011 to 2016 She is a doctoral researcher in the UK, exploring the relationship between dancing and ageing in contemporary improvisation-based dance, questioning how dance improvisation as a critical artistic practice interrogates and (re)informs understandings of bodily subjects within politics of ageing.

2011 to 2012 she conducts, curates and performes in the performance series Susi & Gabi’s Salon in collaboration with Gabriele Reuter and changing guest performers in Germany and the UK.

2010 she tours the improvisational trio performance Hoppalappa – postfolki tanzi teateri together with Bronja Novak and Katarina Eriksson, as well as the piece Zuhause with Theater M21.

2009 she is artist in residence at Critical Path in Sydney, Australia and receives her MA  from HZT Berlin (Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin).

2001 – 2010  She creates and performs several performances together with Bronja Novak, which tour extensively. she performes and collaborates with Theater M21, Göttingen under the direction of Achim von Burchard. She also creates several solo works that tour internationally.

She creates stage works since 1990…… And here it’s getting too looooooong to read.

Studies:
2011 – 2016 PhD research at the Universities Northampton and Middlesex, UK
2007 – 2009 MA research at Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, Germany, Master of Arts “Solo/Dance/Authorship”
1992 – 1994 postgraduate studies dance at Folkwang University Essen, Germany
1987 – 1991 dance teacher studies at Rotterdam Dance Academy, Netherlands