FORA.tv Speaker - Michael Schindhelm
Cultural consultant, writer, dramaturge and theatre expert Michael Schindhelm is a quantum chemist by education and profession. He also brings 18 years of experience managing some of Europe's most respected theatre companies to his current position as Director of Dubai's Culture and Arts Authority.
From 2005 to 2007, Michael was CEO of the the Stiftung Oper in Berlin, the world's largest opera group, with 2000 employees and a budget of 145 million Euros.
He was CEO of Theater Basel for 10 years from 1996 to 2006,overseeing co-productions and tours throughout the world. During his tenure, the Theater was awarded the Bavarian Theatre Prize twice, and also named Theater of the year for Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 1999.
Michael has directed several documentary film projects on music and culture in Asia, and was host of an arts and culture television programme, Der Salon, from 2003-2005.
A published author, Michaelâ€™s work includes two novels, two opera librettos, several plays and non-fiction works, numerous essays and articles for the German, Swiss and Austrian press, and translations of various Russian plays. He speaks German, English, Russian and Italian.
01.26.09 | 00:47:10 min
| 0 comments