Tabea Martin (Switzerland – 1978) is a choreographer and performer, based between Amsterdam, Basel and Zürich, Switzerland. After studying Modern Theatre Dance at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and Choreography at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in Holland, she began developing her work as a choreographer in which sociological questions occupy a central role. Tabea focuses more on the creative process than the actual end result: losing one’s way, confronting the unknown, leaping hurdles, dealing with the emotions that arise, or discovering the unexpected.
Tabea has won the Wim Barry Prize in Holland and was nominated by the Dutch Dance Days for promising young choreographers. Duet for two dancers was selected by Aerowaves in 2013 and was awarded by (Re)connaissance in France. It has since toured extensively in Europe. She has also participated in the project ACT your AGE, a European collaboration between Holland, Cyprus and Italy. She took part with other performance artists in the SWEET & TENDER Collective in Bern Dampfzentrale with the project End of the world. In 2012, Tabea created EMPIRE OF ILLUSIONS in collaboration with Matthias Mooij and Jean-Marc Desbonnets, which was performed in several cities in Switzerland.
She has created new works at Stadttheater Bern, Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin and Schauspielhaus Zürich, and regularly collaborates with Sebastian Nübling and Sibylle Berg. She also collaborated as a performer in the most recent work of Merel de Groot. Her new production FIELD was premiered in Kaserne Basel in 2014. In 2015 Tabea will create Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys to premiere at Tanzhaus Zürich in January 2016. She will also work at Gessnerallee Zürich in collaboration with Sibylle Berg.