Artistic director of Radialsystem, Berlin
Jochen Sandig is an urban pioneer and cultural entrepreneur. His passions are the city as a public space and the arts. He has enriched Berlin by founding several cultural institutions including the dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests and the Sophiensaele, an independent venue for dance and theatre productions in Berlin. In February 2012 he performed his first work as director with ‘Human Requiem’, a staging by Johannes Brahms’ ‘Ein Deutsches Requiem’ in collaboration with the Rundfunkchor in Berlin and Simon Halsey.
Jochen Sandig is a member of the Lenkungskreis Kulturwirtschaft (Cultural Policy Steering Committee) in the Berlin Senate and a member of the Council for the Arts and the Forum Zukunft Kultur. In January 2010 he was awarded the most important cultural distinction in France: Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.