Martin Nachbar lives and works in Berlin.
He is a dancer and choreographer and writes on a semi-regular basis for various European dance and theatre
magazines (etcetera, Brüssel; Dance Theatre Journal, London; ballettanz, Berlin). He received his training at the School
for New Dance Development (SNDD), Amsterdam, in New York and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels.
Martin Nachbar worked as a dancer with Les Ballets C. de la B., Vera Mantero, Thomas Lehmen and Joachim Schlömer.
He was a co-founder of the Collective B.D.C./Plischke that he reconstructed three dances of the dance cycle Affectos
Humanos by Dore Hoyer for.
2005 he collaborated with Ulrike Melzwig in and the fabrik Potsdam for the meeting on dance education 2005 (mode05),
and with Jochen Roller for the joint project mnemonic nonstop (Steirischer Herbst, Graz 2005). Other collaborations were
made with Benjamin Schweitzer, Martine Pisani and Paul Hendrikese. His solo choreographies Ausflug, Verdeckte
Ermittlungt and his duo ja, ja – der dritte mann are presented in Europe and Souith America.
2006 he realised several site-specific-projects in six european cities in the frame of „advancing performing arts project“.
In 2007 the following projects have been realised: looking for johnny in cooperation with pvc Freiburg, -iller for the
Schillertage Mannheim and Repeater, a duo with his father, a retired salesman.
in 2008 he created the solo performance Urheben Aufheben, where he is continuing the reenactment of the dance cycle
Affectos Humanos by Dore Hoyer, one of the most important representative of german 'Ausdruckstanz’.