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Jochen Schmidt (dance critic) was born on 22 September, 1936 in Borken, Germany, is a journalist. Discover Jochen Schmidt (dance critic)'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 74 years old?

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Occupation Journalist Author Festival director
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 22 September 1936
Birthday 22 September
Birthplace Borken, Germany
Date of death (2010-10-10) Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Died Place Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Nationality Germany

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In a letter to Die Welt, Schmidt wrote in August 2010 that his health was steadily deteriorating, and he could no longer travel and review. Schmidt died later that year in Düsseldorf at the age of 74. His dance-related estate is preserved in the Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln.


Schmidt had a special interest in Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal, as an attentive and seismographic observer of her works. He travelled to Amsterdam, Bombay, Delhi, Paris, Rome and Vienna where her productions were performed. He shared her view that art and life should be closely connected. In 1998, he published a biography of her, entitled Tanzen gegen die Angst (Dancing against angst) as a summary of his knowledge and observations of her life and work.


From 1984 to 1994, Schmidt was director of the Tanzfestival Nordrhein-Westfalen. From 2003 to August 2010, he reviewed dance theatre events for the daily Die Welt. In his reviews, he first described what was seen on stage as objectively as possible, before entering interpretation and evaluation.


From 1968 to 2003, Schmidt wrote dance theatre reviews as a critic for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). He consistently reviewed choreographies by Johann Kresnik, Susanne Linke, Reinhild Hoffmann and Gerhard Bohner. Schmidt promoted choreographers Hans van Manen and Martin Schläpfer as well as Henrietta Horn and Daniel Goldin.


Schmidt was also an interested reader of crime literature, reviewing crime novels for the FAZ, the Basler Zeitung, Brigitte, the Südwestfunk and Radio Bremen from the early 1960s. He wrote a Type History of the Crime Novel and was a member of the jury of the Krimibestenliste [de].


Jochen Schmidt (22 September 1936 – 10 October 2010) was a German journalist and book author, especially as a dance theatre expert. He became known through more than 30 years as a critic in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, reviewing also non-fiction books on dance and crime novels, and working for other papers and broadcasters. He closely watched Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal, and published a biography of her. He wrote a book about the history of dance in the 20th century, observing mainly European, but also international innovations.