Matthias Quabbe is a theatre scholar, dance dramaturge, and production manager. He studied at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of the University of Giessen and at Tokyo Gaikokugo University as well as Senshú University Kanagawa (philosophy and research on Kabuki, Bunraku, Butoh). He worked as a freelance dramaturge, production manager, and director in different projects in Düsseldorf before he became part of the Kampnagel dramaturgy from 2005 to 2007. 2007 to 2019, he was dramaturge and production manager at K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, where he was responsible for the residency programme, international cooperation, support of local artists, and special projects concerning contemporary dance. As artistic project manager, he executed the Tanzfonds Erbe project “HEUTE: volkstanzen”, which based on a continuous interest in collective movement in work and art. Since 2009, he has been in different symposia on concepts of artistic collaboration and production as well as in career management of emerging artists. In 2011, 2014 and 2017 he was a jury member of the promotion of excellence of Tanz NRW as well as part of the jury of Körber Studio Junge Regie in 2014. As freelance dramaturge, he works with Jee-Ae Lim, Frikar (Hallgrim Hansegard), Reut Shemesh et al.