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The Dahlem International Network Junior Research Group Art Couples: Relationship Dynamics and Gender Relations in the Arts [Kunst-Paare. Beziehungsdynamiken und Geschlechterverhältnisse in den Künsten] is a collaboration of young researchers funded by the Excellence Initiative and run by the Freie Universität Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. The group is based at the Freie Universität Berlin’s Institute for Theatre Studies, and has secured funding for three years beginning in January 2015. The group’s research focuses on couples, gender and emotions in the performing and visual arts from the late 19th century onwards, taking up perspectives from theatre studies, cultural studies and history.