Tabea Martin is a choreographer and performer based in Basel, Switzerland. She studied Modern Dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam (2002). She danced with Piet Rogie & Company in Holland, with Fabian Chyle in Stuttgart and Nick Bryson in Ireland. She has been guest student at SNDO in Amsterdam and finished studying choreography at Rotterdamse Dansacademie in 2006.
Her productions ‹A coté de l’ombre› (2004), ‹Sculpterre› (2005), ‹Promenade dans l’eau› (2005) and ‹Impair› (2005) have been touring in Holland and Switzerland. 2006 her production ‹Über freundliche und ausgeglichene Menschen› was the opener for Tanztage Basel at Roxy theatre. In 2007 she was invited to a symposium with Forced Entertainment at PACT Zollverein Essen. Also she created choreographies for junges theater basel (‹S chunnt scho guet› for Theatergroep De Maan was invited to Oerol festival 2007).
2008 she was invited to Choreoroam Project, an initiative for young choreographers in Great Britain, Italy and Switzerland. 2009 she collaborated with english filmmaker Lucy Cash at B-Motion Festival in Italy and with director Merel de Groot at Grand Theatre Groningen.
In Holland her work has been supported by Dansateliers Rotterdam and Het LAB Utrecht. 2011 Tabea has won the Wim Barry Prize in Holland and was nominated by the Dutch Dance Days for promising young choreographers.
‹Duet for two dancers› (2010) was selected by Aerowaves in 2013 and was awarded by Reconnaissance, Échirolles 2013. ‹Field› (2014) has been selected by Aerowaves to Priority Group. Both production have been touring since.
Tabea Martin regularly collaborates with municipal and state theatres. At Schauspielhaus Zurich, Gorki Theater Berlin, Staatstheater Oldenburg and Theater Neumarkt she worked together with Sebastian Nübling, Elina Finkel and Sibylle Berg. 2015 she has won the special prize from Berner Tanzpreise.
Her production ‹Pink for Girls & Blue for Boys› premiered at Tanzhaus Zürich in January 2016 and is currently touring in Europe. Her latest production ‹Beyond Indifference› premiered in December 2016 at Kaserne Basel and is also touring. In May 2017 she will realize the mediation project ‹Home – Tanzakademie Basel› in collaboration with Kaserne Basel and Tanzfest Basel. In September 2017 she did the choreography for ‹Nach uns das All› (text: Sibylle Berg) with Sebastian Nübling at Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin. On February 1st 2018 her duet ‹This is my last dance› together with Italian dancer Simona Bertozzi will premiere at Kaserne Basel.
At Konzert Theater Bern she will co-direct and choreograph Georges Bizet's opera "Carmen" under the direction of Stephan Märki in April 2018. In Mai 2018 she will be the choreographer of ‹Betrunkene›, direction Elina Finkel,at Stadt Theater Konstanz.
Tabea Martin received the Culture Award 2016 from Kanton Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland. From 2016-2018 she is ‹Young Associated Artist› of the mentoring-programm of Pro Helvetia-Swiss Arts Council. She is supported by PRAIRIE - the coproduction support of Migros Culture-Percentage from 2016-2019.
From 2018-2020 Tabea Martin is supported by Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft in cooperation with Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.
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