Martina Ruhsam


Martina Ruhsam works as a dance theoretician, author and artist. Since 2016 she is a teaching and research assistant at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus Liebig-University in Gießen (in the MA-program Choreography and Performance). Before that, she was working for seven years as a freelance choreographer in various collaborative constellations – primarily in Vienna and Ljubljana. From 2008 until 2009 she was deputy head of the theory department of Tanzquartier Wien. In 2011 her monography Kollaborative Praxis: Choreographie was published by Turia + Kant. She was a member of the editorial collectives of Corpus and MASKA. Martina Ruhsam completed her doctorate at the Justus Liebig-University in 2021. For her dissertation Moving Matter. Non-Human Bodies in Contemporary Choreographies, she received the Tanzwissenschaftspreis NRW 2021.