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Vorstand der gtf

1. Vorsitzende

Dr. Mariama Diagne

Mariama Diagne (Dr. phil.), dancer and dance scholar, is a research associate in the Collaborative Research Centre 1512 "Intervening Arts" (DFG) at the Free University of Berlin. Her research is dedicated to Afro-diasporic and anti-colonial perspectives and undertakes re-readings of cultural and dance historiography in the context of the canon and the present. As a dramaturge, she accompanied artists with postcolonial perspectives, among others at Ballhaus Naunynstraße. She is chairperson of the board of the Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung (gtf). Her doctorate, completed at Freie Universität Berlin, was awarded the Tiburtius Prize of the Berlin universities


1. Stellvertretende Vorsitzende

Dr. (phil.) Jutta Krauß

is a dance scholar. She is a lecturer at the Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg and Goethe University Frankfurt. She is also a freelance lecturer at Tanzwerk 101, Höhere Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen & Urbanen Bühnentanz Zürich. She studied dance culture at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern/Switzerland and teacher training at the University of Education Fribourg in German, sport and biology. She completed her doctorate with the publication Voguing on Stage - Cultural Translations, Vestimentary Performances and Gender Staging in Theatre and Dance (2020). Her work and research focuses on contemporary dance with theorems of body and costume, gender performances on stage and cultural translations and mediation concepts.

2. Stellvertretende Vorsitzende

Prof. Dr. Friederike Lampert

completed her dance studies at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt/Main and studied Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen. She completed her doctorate in theatre studies at the Free University of Berlin on the topic: Dance improvisation. History-Theory-Procedure-Mediation. Her dissertation was awarded the Tanzwissenschaftspreis NRW 2006. She was a dancer in various dance companies and worked as a research assistant at the University of Hamburg, Tanzplan Deutschland, Codarts-University for the Arts Rotterdam and the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. Since 1.2.2018 she has occupied the professorship for choreography at the ZHdK in Zurich (Department Bachelor Contemporary Dance/Master Dance). She has been a member of the Zurich Dance Commission since 1.9.2018 and an advisory board member of the SAPA Zurich Foundation since March 2019.





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Sebastian Matthias

Sebastian Matthias is a choreographer and dance researcher. Since May 2019 he is a post-doc at the research project "Participatory Art Based Research" at the HafenCity University Hamburg in collaboration with K3| Tanzplan Hamburg. He also works internationally at independent production houses and closely with the Bürgerbühne at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden and the Theater Basel until 2021 through the funding Doppelpass of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. He studied dance at the Juilliard School in New York and dance studies at the Free University of Berlin.
As an associated artist at the K3 | Centre for Choreography, he develops his artistic-scientific research practice and received his PhD in 2018 as part of the Research Training Group Assembly and Participation: Urban Public Spheres and Performative Arts at HafenCity University Hamburg.  His dissertation project was published in 2018 by transcript under the title "Gefühlter Groove - Kollektivität zwischen Dancefloor und Bühne". In his choreographic work, he deals with modular improvisation systems that he develops collectively with the dancers.


Massumeh Rasch

is an integrative dance therapist DGT® (in training) and works in an acute clinic for psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy. She completed her studies in theatre studies and dance studies at the University of Leipzig and the Free University of Berlin with a master's thesis on the biographical series by Jérôme Bel. She has worked on various film, dance and theatre projects in the areas of dramaturgy, production and direction. She is a member of the Professional Association of Dance Therapists in Germany, where, among other things, she is a founding member of the Research Committee and co-organises the conference series "Research Day Dance Therapy". She is also a member of the German Society for Dance Therapy, where she is involved in ethical issues in integrative dance therapy, among other things. In addition to her professional political commitment, she is particularly interested in the relationship between biographical and choreographic processes. Massumeh Rasch lives with her family in Kassel.


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