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Gerko Egert Postdoc Researcher from winter semester 2017/18 on

We are happy to welcome Gerko Egert as new postdoc researcher at the institute! From winter semester 2017/18 on, he will work on a multi-year DFG-research-project with the title "Choreopower".

Gerko Egert studied Theatre Studies and Sociology in Berlin and Potsdam. From 2010-2015, he was a member of several research projects at Freie Univesität Berlin, among others at the Cluster of Excellence Languages of Emotion and the Forschungskolleg Interweaving Performance Cultures. In 2014, he there received his doctor’s degree for his work Berührungen. Bewegung, Relation und Affekt im zeitgenössischen Tanz (Transcript 2016). Furthermore, Gerko is doing research at SenseLab, Concordia University Montréal and Studies in Performance Art & Media (S:PAM), Universität Gent.

His work is dealing with human and non-human choreographies, politics of movement, pragmatism, philosophy of process, weather and touch.

In his current research project Choreopower. Untersuchungen zur Macht der Bewegung, he is looking at historic and present forms of the power of movement, which can be found in migration, logistics and colonialism, as well as other contexts.

Amongst his publications are Berührungen. Bewegung, Relation und Affekt im zeitgenössischen Tanz (2016), „Choreographing the Weather – Weathering Choreography” (TDR, 2016), Dramaturgien des Anfangens (edited with Adam Czirak, 2016) as well as “Movements of Touch in MAYBE FOREVER”” in Touching and Being Touched (edited with Gabriele Brandstetter and Sabine Zubarik, 2013).

For further information and publications, see www.gerkoegert.com