MADELINE RITTER

MANAGING DIRECTOR DIEHL+RITTER, PROJECT DIRECTOR TANZFONDS, ARTISTIC AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANCE ON, VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE PINA BAUSCH FOUNDATION

Madeline Ritter is a fully qualified lawyer with a professional focus on copyright law. She founded tanz performance köln, an international production and performance platform for contemporary dance in 1989 and was its artistic director and managing director until 2004. She has initiated many European networks, been the director of inter-disciplinary festivals and produced international co-productions in the field of dance, media and performance art. From 1993 to 1998, she was the founding and artistic director of Pictures of (e)Motion, an international festival for dance, film and new media at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn. She was curator of the dance programme at Theater Heilbronn from 2003 to 2008. She was appointed project director of Tanzplan Deutschland by the German Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Federal Cultural Foundation) in 2004. Her many years of experience of working with artists, institutions and sponsors formed the basis of a partnership-based promotional strategy that was rolled out, under her guidance, in nine cities and with the support of many project partners. Tanzplan Deutschland mobilised 21 million euros for dance and became a model project internationally. When the Tanzplan Deutschland project came to an end in 2011, she founded the non-for-profit company DIEHL+RITTER with Ingo Diehl in order to manage, among other initiatives, the Kulturstiftung des Bundes new dance funds: TANZFONDS ERBE (Dance Heritage Fund) and TANZFONDS PARTNER (Dance Partners Fund). She teaches culture management at various European universities and is a certified coach and facilitator of processes of change. Madeline Ritter is involved as a member of various committees, among others the Supervisory Board of Kulturfabrik Kampnagel in Hamburg, the board of trustees of the Kulturfonds (Cultural Fund) Frankfurt RheinMain and the Advisory Board of Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln. Since June 2014 Madeline Ritter is also vize chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pina Bausch Foundation.

T. +49 (0)30 81 82 82 35
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m dot ritter at diehl-ritter dot de
 

RICCARDA HERRE

 

Project Management TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR and Application Advice for TANZFONDS

 

Riccarda Herre completed her dance training at the ballet school of the Hamburg State Opera. She then worked as a solo dancer for various companies in Germany and abroad, for example CIE Red Notes in Paris, the Choreographic Theatre at the Volksbühne Berlin and the Tanztheater of the German National Theatre in Weimar. She graduated as a culture and media manager at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in 2004. She has worked as an assistant and production director for various dance companies, theatres and institutions since 2002. She was, for example, project director of the Tanz im August and Context festivals at the Hebbel am Ufer theatre in Berlin. She took charge of the 1st Dance Education Biennale for Tanzplan Deutschland. She has been project co-ordinator of the DANCE HERITAGE FUND and the DANCE PARTNERS FUND since 2011.

T. +49 (0)30 81 82 82 33
F. +49 (0)30 78 89 03 44
r dot herre at diehl-ritter dot de
 

Isabel Niederhagen

Project Management TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund

Documentation and Application Advice TANZFONDS

 

After studying theatre science, comparative literature and journalism, Isabel Niederhagen was a researcher at the Institute for Theater Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin before becoming press officer and programme dramaturgist at the Theater am Halleschen Ufer Berlin in 1999. In 2003, she co-founded the k3 berlin – Office for Culture and CommunIation agency, which among other things manages press and public relations for TANZ IM AUGUST – International Dance Festival Berlin and the DANCE CONGRESS GERMANY.

T. +49 (0)30 81 82 82 34
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i dot niederhagen at diehl-ritter dot de
 

Jana Bäskau

Artistic Production Management

Jana Bäskau studied German, English and American studies at Rostock University from 1983 to 1987, then Theatre Studies/Cultural Communication at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Liverpool John Moores University from 1990. She was press officer at the Volkstheater Rostock from 1987 to 1990. From 1999 to 2011, she worked as at the Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin under the direction of Frank Castorf, initially in the dramaturgy department and then as artistic production manager for the conception phase of Herbert Fritsch’s hamlet_X project (2001/ 02). In 2003, she became responsible for guest performances/international contacts, and in 2006 she became production manager for the cultural exchange programme Copa de Cultura Brasil-Alemanha. She also initiated and managed the production side of international co-productions and guest performances of works by various directors including Frank Castorf, René Pollesch, Dimiter Gotscheff and Christoph Marthaler. She worked as Artistic Production Manager – Guest Performances/International Contacts at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (under the direction of Staffan Valdemar Holm) in the 2011/12 season, and at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin (under the artistic directorship of Annemie Vanackere) in 2012/13. She joined DIEHL+RITTER in February 2015 and focuses on the pilot project DANCE ON.

T. +49 (0)30 81 82 82 33
F. +49 (0)30 78 89 03 44
j dot baeskau at diehl-ritter dot de
 


LAURA BÖTTINGER

Production Assistant


Laura Böttinger studied classical dance at the private Konservatorium Wien University from 2009 to 2013 and has worked as a dancer with various choreographers including Kadir “Amigo” Memis, Cristiana Casadio and Esther Balfe. In addition to her own artistic practice, she has been actively involved in the Ich bin O.K. cultural and educational association for people with and without disabilities, taught dance to children and young people, been a production assistant on the organisational team for Tanznacht Berlin 2014, and worked in partnership with Jochen Roller, Yuki Kihara and Karin Wickenhäuser. She has been production assistant at DIEHL+RITTER since February 2016.
T. +49 (0)30 81 82 82 33
F. +49 (0)30 78 89 03 44
l.boettinger@diehl-ritter.de 

 


CONSTANZE LÜTKE

Financial Administration

After training in hotel management, Constanze Lütke worked in various positions in the hotel industry in Berlin from 1988 to 2007, most recently as director of the Berliner Hof hotel and as managerial assistant in the area of hotel and project controlling. As office manager, she developed the administration department of the start-up company Gorilla Natürlich Fastfood and worked as assistant to the finance director of Veolia Deutschland from 2009 to 2015. Alongside her work, she runs the commercial section of the not-for-profit starke familie association and has been its associate executive director since the middle of 2014. She joined Diehl+Ritter in March 2015.

T. +49 (0)30 81 82 82 33
F. +49 (0)30 78 89 03 44
verwaltung at diehl-ritter dot de
 

Bastienne Kästner

Financial Administration promotion fund Tanzpakt

Bastienne Kästner graduated in Applied Cultural Studies from the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, focusing on music and cultural promotion and organisation among other topics. After various activities in cultural and international projects such as the Kampnagel Dance and Theatre Festival and in Community Dance, she worked for several years as a project manager of international courses at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR). In 2014, she took executive responsibility for organisation of a new African-German Master’s degree (a development and education policy project with the German Society for International Partnership (GIZ)) at the HWR. In addition to course co-ordination, she was responsible for administering the project budget and supporting the academic director in co-operation negotiations for the financing and further development of the project. She has been a financial manager at DIEHL+RITTER gUG since June 2017.

T. +49 (0)30 81 82 82 33
F. +49 (0)30 78 89 03 44
b dot kaestner at diehl-ritter dot de
 


 

Anna hankel

Press and Communications

Anna Hankel studied communication and media science at the University of Leipzig from 2010 to 2014. Afterwards she worked as press officer at the dance and theatre festival euro-scene Leipzig for two years. Since October 2016 she accounts for press and communication at Diehl+Ritter.

T. +49 (0)30 81 82 82 33
F. +49 (0)30 78 89 03 44
kommunikation at diehl-ritter dot de