All experience is physical. Our thoughts and emotions, every encounter, our dreams – they only become meaningful when we perceive them through our body. This is moving us, making us act and get in touch with each other. Dance is the essence of it. That’s why I’m fascinated by movement, that’s why I am choreographing.
After finishing his career as a dancer, amongst others with John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet, Jan Pusch worked as free-lance choreographer and gained widespread acclaim with innovative contemporary dance creations at Kampnagel in Hamburg. As Choreographer in Residence he shaped newly founded Tanzcompagnie Nordwest at Oldenburgisches Staatstheater from 2007. On invitation he took over the dance department at Staatstheater Braunschweig in 2010 being its Artistic Director and Chief Choreographer until 2015. With his creations he successfully established the company nationwide with its new contemporary profile. Along with that Jan Pusch invited internationally renowned and emerging choreographers, initiated the cooperation on regular educational youth projects with Movimentos Akademie der Autostadt in Wolfsburg and with fresh – Tanztage Braunschweig created a new dance festival for the region. Since 2016 Jan Pusch is working again as free-lancer, mainly focusing on projects with his company and creating as a guest choreographer both nationally and internationally.
Jan Pusch’s dance productions have been invited several times to Tanzplattform Deutschland and have toured internationally through Russia, Latin America, India and Japan, to name a few. His works have been awarded various first prizes, most recently WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD received a nomination for the German Theatre Award DER FAUST 2015.