B*BEPPU dance project

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A choreography by Bert Gstettner

Premiere @ Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom | June 21 & 23, 2023 | T*H & AAR Festival >>> 
Festival-Insert Sheet B*Beppu (only german) >>>

Site-specific performance @ Temple of Sound, Rappottenstein | Aug 12, 2023 | ToS Program >>>


Photos: Laurent Ziegler, B.G. / T*H, Bildrecht. 2023.

In his most recent project, Bert Gstettner assumes the roles of choreographer, as well as dancer, and, together with three other dancers, explores the relationship between humans and nature. In doing so, the performers enter a dialog with the music. They interact with the room and the objects inside it. As its central element the performance communicates, connects, and contrasts in the trinity of time-space-human – through the performance of the dancers between sound and image – fills it with movement rhythm and the colors of the costumes.

The collaboration with the visual artist Peter Sandbichler, results in his intervention in the space of the stage being an independent piece of art. He installs his, described by Bert Gstettner as “orna-monumental”, architecture, made of recycled parts, and brings, with a powerful gesture, an entire landscape into the scene.

B*BEPPU references its title from a place in Japan. Beppu is well known for its natural phenomena. Inspired by these, the musical cooperation of the Japanese Koto player Chieko Mori and the Austrian computer musician Oliver Grimm was created. The hot springs of Beppu are associated with both magical energy and, with their steaming cracks in the earths surface, the gates of hell, which can symbolize the underworld, or the abysses of our subconscious.

Choreography: Bert Gstettner
Dance: Vera Djemelinskaia, Nikola Majtanova, Viviane Tanzmeister
Spatial Intervention: Peter Sandbichler 
Costume: Hanna Adlaoui Mayerl
Production: Tanz*Hotel / Art*Act Kunstverein
Cooperations: Temple Of Sound | Acousmonuments, TNH

Temple Of Sound | Acousmonuments | Chieko Mori & Oliver Grimm T*H & AAR Festivals 2023 


B*Beppu | Eden - Video Dance:

This Video-Dance-Project is a work in progress. The footage was filmed with kind permission at JO's garden.

Video by Bert Gstettner and Ulrich Kaufmann | Bildrecht GmbH, Vienna 2023
Vera Djemelinskaia, Bert Gstettner, Nikola Majtanova, Viviane Tanzmeister