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Katharine Sehnert

1955 - 1969  Berlin                 

Education in modern dance, as choreographer and as a dance educator with Mary Wigman. Co-founder of the group Motion. Performances  in the country and abroad.

1970 - 1974   Essen

Dancer and Choreographer at Folkwang Dance Studio and assistant to Pina Bausch. Choreographic works at the theatre of Darmstadt, Detmold etc.

1974 - 1981   Frankfurt

Educational work and founding an own company Mobile at 1976. Winner of the International Choreographers Award in Bagnolet. Productions at Theatre TAT  and education for teacher at schools.

Since  1982   Köln/Cologne

Founded the TANZRAUM as a forum for artistic work and performances. 1986 founded group Kontinuum. Dance-productions and tours around Germany, Choreographies for opera, dance-seminar in Avignon etc. Since 1988 focussing on Solo-Dance and winner of the first Dance Award of the City of Cologne for "lautloses echo" (silent echo) 1994. Initiated the performance-series MultiArt - Artists as Guest as a forum for exchange between artists from different media, styles and publics.

In 2003 musste the TANZRAUM had to close for financial reasons, and 2004 saw the dissolution of MultiArt e.V.

2004

Alte Feuerwache, Cologne, "2nd movement"

2006 to present

Regular seminars at the Hochschule für Musik Köln / Tanzabteilung "Einführung in den Wigman-Stil" (University for Music, Cologne / Dance Departmenr "Introduction to Wigman Style")

2007

TANZhautnah Festival Cologne: Choreography "augure" (new version), Workshop, Lecture Demonstration

2007 / 2008

Guest appearances in "x-mal Mensch Stuhl"/x-times Person Chair (Angie Hiesl Produktion)

Seminars at the Hochschule für Darstellende Künste Frankfurt (University for the Arts Frankfurt),

                at the Hochschule für Musik Trossingen (Trossingen University for Music)