Edith Boxberger


Edith Boxberger began writing about dance for German regional newspapers in the early eighties: from 1981 to 1983, for the Munich daily Münchner Abendzeitung and from 1985 to 1988, for the Frankfurt daily Frankfurter Neue Presse. In 1989 she began contributing to the national daily Frankfurter Allgemeine where she established a regular feature on dance, covering reviews, previews and profiles, to the newspaper's regional supplement, the Rhein-Main-Zeitung , and from 1993, also to the Frankfurter Allgemeine 's Sunday edition. She started writing for the national arts section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine in 1992 and has continued to contribute since her move to Hamburg in 1995. From 1992 to 1998 Edith Boxberger also wrote regular contributions for the Berlin dance journal Tanz Aktuell which merged in 1994 with the Cologne journal Ballet International and today appears under the name ballettanz . Her work focuses mainly on current reviews. In them, she goes into aesthetic considerations and establishes connections with the historical past and current social developments. Her critiques have served as a basis for her written profiles of individuals and works, in which she describes the aesthetics and work methods of choreographers and groups and highlights aspects of the development of dance such as new forms of institutionalisation and the changing status of dancers. In addition to this, she has written articles for programme booklets and yearbooks.


Edith Boxberger (born 1946) studied Social Sciences and completed a two-year newspaper trainee-ship before working as a lecturer in Sociology and Social Psychology at various educational institutions in Munich. Following a year-long stay in New York, where she attended courses at the Drama Department of New York University, she began her journalistic activity for the Münchner Abendblatt (1981-1983), the Frankfurter Neue Presse (1985-1988), the "Frankfurter Allgemeine" (1989-2002) and for the dance magazine tanz aktuell (the later ballet international/tanz aktuell or ballettanz ). Two things were of outstanding importance for the development of her writing: the diverse viewing and learning experiences she gained in New York - particularly for the abstraction in dance - and the wide range of exemplary dance on offer in Frankfurt in the eighties and nineties, which brought together the aesthetic trends and was indicative of the growth in complexity and institutionalisation of contemporary dance. Since 1995, Edith Boxberger has lived in Hamburg where she also works as a translator..

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Author Title Publication Year
Edith Boxberger The art of gaining sense Sarma 2003
Edith Boxberger Aus der Freiheit geboren Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 2001
Edith Boxberger Der Körper widersteht Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 2001

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