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Thomas Plischke

Germany

Studied at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. He is a founding member of B.D.C., for which he choreographed and directed several works between 1999 and 2001. Since 1997 he has choreographed several internationally shown solo works. In 1998 he was awarded the "Philip Morris Dance Scholarship" as the most outstanding performer and in 2000 he received the "dance support prize" of the city of Munich. The same year he became elected the most important new coming choreographer by the annual critics review of the publication "Ballett International/Tanz Aktuell". Since 2001 he has been working together with Kattrin Deufert as artist twin deufert&plischke.

deufert&plischke have been teaching composition, training research and applied dramaturgy among others at Dasarts Amsterdam, KhiB Bergen, P.A.R.T.S Brussels, and Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 2006 they were guest professors at the Performance Studies department of the University of Hamburg, and in 2008 at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus Liebig University Giessen. Since July 2010 they have been guest professors at the HZT Berlin "Dance, Context, Choreography" study programme. Stage works: "As you like it" (2002), "Inexhaustible" (2003), "Sofia Sp – science is fiction" (2004), "As if (it was beautiful)" (2004), the Directory Trilogy (2003-6), "Reportable Portraits" (2007), "Anarchiv: I am not a Zombie" (2009) and "Anarchiv: second hand".

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