Maria Demandt (1991) was born in Amsterdam, where she began studying dance. From 2010 to 2015, she was a dancer for the Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern. She has worked as a freelancer since 2016, creating her own pieces and working as a performer on projects by other artists, for example in “Beyond Indifference” by Tabea Martin at the Kaserne Basel. Maria is a member of the company UNPLUSH, and took part in its Tanz Faktor 2015/16 tour with her solo piece “My Box”, as well as contributing to “Of Humans and other Artifacts” and “The Far Side Compilation”. Maria follows an interdisciplinary approach to performance. In 2017, she collaborated with the visual artist Marijn Bax on the video installation “Touch of Stone”. In 2018, Maria spent six months cycling across Africa. In 2019, she founded the musical duo “Homemade Iscream” with the musician and performer Donath Weyeneth. Since August 2019, Maria has been a member of “The Field”, the artists’ collective in residence at the Tanzhaus Zürich.