In conversation with Sandra Noeth

Professor (Dr. phil.) at the HZT-Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts/University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch); curator and dramaturge internationally active in independent and institutional contexts. She specializes in ethical and political perspectives toward body-practice and theory (see ‘Violence of Inscriptions,’ a project on bodies under structural violence, with A. Zaides, 2016-18 at HAU-Hebbel am Ufer; 'What does it take to cross a border?', 2019 at ifa-gallery Berlin; 'Unversehrtheit: Conversations on the Integrity of the Body, 2020 with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm) and in dramaturgy in body-based performing arts. Her current research focuses on the right to bodily integrity from the perspectice of body theory and aesthetic and performative practice. As Head of Dramaturgy and Research at Tanzquartier Wien (2009-2014), she has developed a series of research and presentation projects on concepts and practices of responsibility, religion, integrity and protest in relation to the body. She edited several books on the topic such as ‘Bodies of Evidence: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Politics of Movement’ (2018, with G. Ertem, Passagen publishers) or the periodical ‘SCORES’ (2010-16, with Tanzquartier Wien). Her PhD research dealt with the entangled experience of the border and of collectivity in artistic work from Lebanon and Palestine, see: 'Resilient Bodies, Residual Effects: Artistic Articulations of Borders and Collectivity from Lebanon and Palestine' (2019, transcript publishers). As an educator, she has been working, amongst others, with DOCH-Stockholm University of the Arts (Senior Lecturer since 2012) and ashkal alwan HWP-program (Resident Professor 2015-16).