Dance / Music / Art Productions

1994
Aus Leidenschaft, Thomas Marek and Trio with Patrick Bebelaar, Bernd Settelmeyer and Kurt Holzkämper

1996
New Thing, Thomas Marek & Octet

1997
Tap & Bass, Duo with bass player Kurt Holzkämper

1999
Funked Up, Tap Dance Company, Hamburg

2003
Bebelaar & Marek, Duo with pianist Patrick Bebelaar.

2005
about_tap vol. no.1, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf

2006
about_tap vol. no. 2, Kampnagel Hamburg. Funded by Hamburger Kulturbehörde and Fonds Darstellende Künste

2009
ORCHESTRA – expansions & dimensions, Kampnagel Hamburg; funded by  Hamburger Kulturbehörde and Fonds Darstellende Künste

2011
Thomas Marek & Band, Überjazz Festival, Hamburg with Lorenz Boesche, Markus Voigt, Oliver Karstens, Stefan Dahm

2012
DRAMA – love songs & other jazz, Kampnagel Hamburg; funded by Hamburger Kulturbehörde and Fonds Darstellende Künste

2015
NOLA, Kampnagel Hamburg; funded by Hamburger Kulturbehörde

2017
Tap & Bass BEATS, Internationale Jazz Tage Stuttgart

2019
Thomas Marek Quartet, Hamburg, mit Matthäus Winnitzki (piano), Tilman Oberbeck (bass), Stefan Dahm (drums)

2021 
Public Parks - an audiovisual performance and sound installation, with Kurt Holzkämper. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media 

Engagements

1994
Dancer with the American Tap Dance Orchestra, directed by Brenda Bufalino, NYC. Performance with the American Tap Dance Orchestra & Gregory Hines in Gainesville, Florida  

1995
US-Tour with the American Tap Dance Orchestra

1996
Choreography and artistic direction of the tap dance performance ARD Sportler des Jahres 1996

1997
Engagement as Al Lewis in Neil Simons play Sonny Boys, Scala Theater Ludwigsburg 

1998
Funk Attitude (Artistic direction: Leela Petronio), Paris 

2002
Engagement as Jack Romano in the theatrical adaptation of Jim Jarmuschs Down By Law, Scala Theater Ludwigsburg 


Teaching & Festivals

  • New York City Tap Festival, NYC
  • Steps On Broadway, NYC
  • Broadway Dance Center, NYC
  • Woodpeckers, NYC
  • Tel Aviv Tap Festival
  • Internationale Tanztage Wien
  • University Of Washington, Seattle
  • Professional Tap Training, Spain
  • Tap Ahead Festivals, Düsseldorf,
  • Deer Valley International Music Festival, Taiwan
  • Zürcher Theaterspektakel
  • Internationale Jazztage Stuttgart
  • Theaterfestival Isny

Photography

1997 until today
Freelance photographer

2005
Exhibition at Tanzhaus NRW and MLP, München

2006
Photographic documentation „about_tap vol no 2“ at Kampnagel Hamburg. Supported by Kulturbehörde Hamburg

2007
Canon Professional Photo Award (2. Place Fashion Photography “Fashion Victims”

2008
Interview & Feature for Calumet Magazin 

2012
Guest Teacher at the University of Washington, Seattle. Photography & Art Departement

2021 
Public Parks - an audiovisual performance and sound installation, with Kurt Holzkämper. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media 

Clients

  • Lufthansa Magazin
  • Metaplan
  • Gruner&Jahr, Brigitte
  • Jazz Thing Magazin
  • Ludwig Drums
  • Herr von Eden, Fashion
  • Beats, Drum School 
  • Kampnagel Theater, Hamburg
  • Theapolis (ehemals Theaterjobs)
  • Stage Club Hamburg
  • Theatersommer im Clussgarten
  • University of Washington, Seattle 
  • Dance und theater companies
  • Actors, dancers and artists 
  • many happy wedding couples
    + more

Press Reviews

Certainly not a mere and pale copy of Fred Astaire: the Ludwigsburg native develops this American dance form further. Loose, light and witty, musical through and through – this is how Thomas Marek presents himself.
Hans Kumpf, Jazzpodium

Tap dance without elitist clichés, a new generation of this art form finds with Marek one of its most sophisticated representatives.
Martin Wein, Wilhelmshavener Zeitung

… celebrated with breathtaking precision … Everything that has ever been jazz or is today sparkles.
Frankfurter Neue Presse

Thomas Marek reveals a new dimension of tap dancing.
Ludwigsburger Zeitung

Thomas Marek is not only a fantastically precise technician, but also an expressive dancer who “tells stories” with his body.
Allgemeine Zeitung, Mainz

Anyone who used to think that world-class tap dancers only came from the USA was completely mistaken during the program in Stuttgart’s Liederhalle. He surpassed everything you have ever seen from tap dancers.
Stuttgarter Wochenblatt

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