Marc Streit

Curatorial Practice
zürich moves!

Fr. 10th of March – 6 pm Corner College
Postgraduate Programme in Curating, ZHdK


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Marc Streit is currently the associate artistic director at Tanzhaus Zürich and founder of zürich moves! festival for contemporary arts practice in performing arts. As freelance curator he has mandates for various institutions in Europe and the US. He is an alumnus of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating.

The current manifestations of contemporary dance and its fringe areas build global bridges through the physical, aesthetic and idiosyncratic interpretation as well as the visualization of socially relevant topics. Contemporary dance inspires and is inspired and often calls for dialogue beyond the physical performance.

My practice deals with queer perspectives that challenge the notion of time, space and forms of representation politics.

Identity and gender are one of the most influential forces in contemporary art, especially in contemporary dance and performance in particular. All contemporary dance and performance is queer in some manner – that is, all contemporary dance challenges traditional ways of making meaning bodies.

The phenomenon of curating contemporary dance and performance is still fairly young. To date a curator in performing arts is often still given the title of Program Dramaturge or simply Programmer. Nonetheless, of recent, the concept of the curator has become increasingly influential. While it has been heavily discussed, criticized and theorized in the field of visual arts, the function of programmer, producer, or curator in performing arts has, strangely enough, not been debated.