Gerko Egert studied Theater Studies and Sociology in Berlin and Potsdam. He is a research associate at the international research center “Interweaving Performance Cultures” at the Free University Berlin. From 2010–2012 he worked at the Cluster “Languages of Emotion” (FU Berlin). In 2012 he was visiting fellow at the SenseLab, Concordia University Montréal. He is writing his PhD on touch, movement and affect in contemporary dance. His publications include: “Movements of Touch in MAYBE FOREVER”” in Touching and Being Touched ed. by Gabriele Brandstetter, Gerko Egert, and Sabine Zubarik (De Gruyter 2013).