Martin Schick is an independent performer and performance maker, choreographer, curator and author, born in Switzerland, living in Berlin and in a cottage in the swiss alps. Educated at a private Ballet School and at the Highschool of Arts in Bern on the subject Performance, he worked 2 years as an actor for state theater, television and the cinema. Since 2009 he realizes his own scenic plays in the independent dance and theatre environment, treating the theatre as a place of permanent transformation, looking out for the awkward, impure and uneven, aiming to interfere conventions within the theatre and in everyday life.
He lately tends to a more general practice and less representational position as for example by curating, developing new formats, selling art, exhibition projects, writing, teaching and researching.
Selection of projects:
Title (2007): ZKB patronage prize 2009 at Theaterspektakel Zürich
CMMN SNS PRJCT (2009): Festival Freischwimmer 2011, FRINGE Beijing, Live Arts Capetown a.o.
Not My Piece (2012): Swiss Contemporary Dance Days 2013, Politik Im Freien Theater 2014 a.o.
Halfbreadtechnique (2012): Tanzquartier Wien, PSA Shanghai, Staatstheater Mainz, Esplanade Singapore a.o.
HOLIDAY ON STAGE (2013): Julidans Amsterdam, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Seine-St.Denis, FRINGE Beijing a.o.
X MINUTES (2015): KIASMA Helsinki, Théâtre de VIDY Lausanne, CCS Paris, FAB Bordeaux a.o.
Low Budget Series (2016): Hongkong Arts Center, Cialo/ Umysl Warzaw a.o.
HNc agency for the new contemporary (2016): European art bienal MANIFESTA 11
Movemakers (2017): ZürichTanzt 2017, ‚Radikant b‘ ( Auawirleben Berne),
Weltausstellung (2017): Festival Belluard Bollwerk International