David Rittershaus

Production, Project Assistant

Artist, Researcher




David Rittershaus, based in Frankfurt (Main), is a dance and theater scholar with Motion Bank at Hochschule Mainz, a project originally initiated by the choreographer William Forsythe. In cooperation with a range of partners, Motion Bank is developing low-threshold, standard-compliant open source and free systems designed for use in a variety of contexts, including dance education, creation, research and archiving. Experimental software development and user interface design are tightly coupled with methodological research in the domain of dance practice and theoretical reflections from the field of dance studies. Further David Rittershaus is working as a media artist in the field of performance, sound and technology. He studied Applied Theatre Studies at University of Giessen and graduated with his interactive Sound Installation “Lost on the highest peak” supervised by Prof. Heiner Goebbels at Naxoshalle in Frankfurt. Already during his studies he started working as a media artist. Commissioned by choreographers, directors or composers he designs and develops video projections and video installations, Sounddesign and Electronic Music, as well as specific visual or sonic applications. Beside others his work was presented at Festival a/d Werft in Utrecht, Frankfurt LAB, Naxoshalle Frankfurt, Theater Gessnerallee Zürich, Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden, Theater Spohiensaele Berlin and Musiktage Donaueschingen. In 2017 he was assisting the Choreographic Coding Production Lab in Nairobi which was as well part of NODE17.


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