David Brandstätter came as a juggler and unicycle artist to dance. In Hamburg he studied systematic musicology until he started studying choreography at the EDDC in Arnhem in 2001. In collaboration with Malgven Gerbes and other artists, he founded s h i f t s – art in movement. s h i f t s created in recent years the pieces Festina Lente, Rencontres and notebook as well as the film Eulogy to the shade.

In addition to his work as a choreographer David Brandstätter composes music for dance and theater, he teaches dance and choreography at the Korean National University of the Arts ( KNUA ), at ArtEz in Arnhem, at the Academy of Dramatic Arts Ernst Busch, at the Dartington College of Arts and several other institutions.