Kirsten Maar
Theater and dance scholar

Kirsten Maar is a theatre and dance scholar and dramaturge and currently teaches as a junior professor at the Freie Universität Berlin. She is PI in the DFG Research Training Group 2638 Normalität Kritik Wandel and leads a sub-project in the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1512 Intervening Arts together with Prof. Dr. G. Brandstetter. Her work focuses on choreographic processes in the 20th century, demarcations between visual art, architecture and choreography, ethics of curating, social choreographies as well as gender, ethnicity, class and identity discourses in transition. Publications include: Designs and Structures. William Forsythe's choreographic works in their architectural relations (transcript 2019), Assign and Arrange. Methodologies of Presentation in Art and Dance (ed. together with M. Butte, F. McGovern, M.F. Rafael, J. Schafaff, Sternberg 2014). In parallel, she works as a dramaturg for Peter Pleyer / Cranky Bodies a/company and Sigal Zouk.