Mareike Buchmann is a movement researcher and performance artist. Her practice combines movement, text and voice and is intuitive, experimental and exploratory. Her artistic work is characterised by an autofictional approach and an interest in the poetic expression of the body. Mareike has been creating and producing her own dance and performance works since 2010: Die Warte (2016), Die Unruhe (2017), Lost (2019), Wellen (2021).
In 2021 Mareike was part of the artistic direction team of KANE_INNEN 2021 and in this context staged 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane at Landungsbrücken Frankfurt. In 2022 Mareike received the research grant from #TakeHeart for the project LEERSTELLEN – EINE UNTERSUCHUNG, and in 2021 the Dis-Tanz Solo grant from the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. SYMSOMA emerges in 2021 and is the name of her dance practice, movement research and body philosophy. In 2022 Mareike founds IDA FLUX, a free ensemble for performance art, with conceptual funding from the city of Wiesbaden. IDA FLUX deals with stillness and questions of togetherness and was thus part of the International May Festival in Wiesbaden 2023. In her artistic dissertation project she is researching the topic “Body/traces/traces – orienting in movement. A Movement Research.” The work is an exploration and deepening of her practice and sharpens her artistic profile in terms of a critical, affirmative and feminist understanding of the body.
In addition to her artistic work, she teaches and lectures on dance and movement research at various institutions. Mareike’s approach is based on flexible perspectives and a trusting and empowering cooperation. She is particularly interested in practices that make one’s own orientation perceptible and at the same time offer possibilities for re-/or dis-orientation.