Martin Schick

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 Berne 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.

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


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.