Maren Strack, born in Hamburg in 1967, is a sculptress, choreographer, dancer, and musician. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich. Parallel to this, she received flamenco instruction from Gonzales Reyes and was a longtime…
Maren Strack, born in Hamburg in 1967, is a sculptress, choreographer, dancer, and musician. She studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich. Parallel to this, she received flamenco instruction from Gonzales Reyes and was a longtime member of his company. During her studies, Strack began to work in connection with sculpture and movement/dance and developed kinetic installations and performances. In 1995, for her first full-length performance, she was awarded the promotion grant for theater/dance of the city of Munich. Since then she primarily develops solo pieces and installations, which have been shown internationally and honored with numerous awards, including the Special Prize for the Best German Solo Dance and the Autorenpreis des Jungen Theaters Bremen. She received scholarships at the “Künstlerinnenhof Die Höge”, (Bassum 2000), the Akademie Schloß Solitude, (Stuttgart 2001), and the Künstlerhaus Lukas, (Ahrenshoop 2006).
She created among others the performances: “Die Tanzstunde” (Video-Dance-Installation,1998), shown at the Art Frankfurt and the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt.
“ICE Lise Meitner” (1999) invited among others by the Theaterfestival SPIELART in Munich, by Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zurich and by Berliner Festspiele 2002. Her Performance “Latex” (1999) has been shown among others at the Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales Seine-Saint-Denis in Paris, at Le lieu unique in Nantes, at Kampnagel in Hamburg as well as in the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona.
“muddclubsolo” (2001) has among others been invited to the Fondation Cartier pour l’ art Contemporain as well as the Menagerie de Verre in Paris, to the Städelmuseum in Frankfurt and to the Festival Bellone-Brigittines in Brussels.
Maren Strack’s performance “6 Feet Deeper” in collaboration with post theater was opened in Munich’s Deutsches Museum in January 2004 and then shown in many festivals, among others at the Tanz im August Festival in Berlin and at YCAM and BankART1929 in Yamaguchi and Yokohama, Japan. For the piece “Figure 8 Race” she was awarded with the Bremen Author’s award. The production was invited to several festivals, including “Tanz im August” (2006), „Pina Bausch Festival“ in Essen (2008) and Theaterszene Europa 2010 (Cologne).
From 2008 Guest Professor at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee