Stefanie Sachsenmaier (PhD Middlesex University, DEA Sorbonne Nlle, MA Goldsmiths, SFHEA) is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts at Middlesex University and Programme Leader of BA Theatre Performance and Production as well as Senior HEA Fellow. Her research centres on the processual in creative practice, with a particular interest in the ways that performance practices extend into the socio-political context.
She co-edited Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premises, Workings and Failures, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, and published a series of writings related to her long-term research with British choreographer Rosemary Butcher, as well as on questions concerning cross-cultural collaborations. She recently co-facilitated a conversation series entitled ‘Performing Solidarity’ and co-runs the Politicised Artistic Practices Research Initiative at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries at Middlesex University.
She is an editorial team member of Contemporary Theatre Review Interventions and sits on the editorial board of Choreographic Practices Journal. Forthcoming co-edited journals include Critical Stages ‘Unstable Ground: Reconfigurations of Performance and Politics‘ (2021) and Performance Research ‘On Solidarity’ (2022).
She has a background as a performer and is an experienced practitioner of Wu Style tai chi chuan.