Hellmut Gottschild

Hellmut Gottschild is widely known as the founder and long-time director of ZeroMoving Dance Company. His work has influenced many younger dance artists. His movement theater has been informed by growing up on both sides of the Iron Curtain, several years as a blue collar worker, studies in fine art, ten years working with the German modern dance expressionist, Mary Wigman (as her student and, later, her teaching assistant in his native Berlin), and finally the transplantation to the US.
In the 1990s, Hellmut was chosen to be a member of the first generation of Pew Fellows, which led to a year of reflection and time away from his company and position as a professor of dance at Temple University. Now retired, Hellmut is concentrating on his independent artistic work. He has received numerous honors and awards for both his independent work and work with his company.