Christine Gaigg

Born in Linz/A, Christine Gaigg is now based as freelance choreographer and dancer in Vienna. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of the University of Vienna and completed her dance- and choreography training at the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam. In 1994 she founded 2ND NATURE.


Since 1995 Christine Gaigg has been working together with the Austrian composer Max Nagl, e.g. for the productions Oiwei Super (1995), Camouflage (1997), The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light (1998, with dancers of CNN Caen/F as part of Europe Danse Europe), Rough Trades (1998), one plus one (1999, with dancers of Tanztheater Wien and live music of the Max Nagl Ensemble).


Sacre Material (2000) was created for and opened ImpulsTanz 2001 in Museumsquartier Vienna. ten2hundred (2001), again with live music of Max Nagl Ensemble, was commissioned for the opening of TanzquartierWien in September 2001. how to be tool (2002), a choreography for the dancer Milli Bitterli in her solo-project “In bester Gesellschaft” has toured extensively through Europe. ADEBAR / KUBELKA ( 2003) was produced in cooperation with Tanzquartier Wien and the film festival Viennale.


Since 2004 Christine Gaigg has created a series of works on loop-aesthetics with the composer Bernhard Lang: TRIKE spring, summer, winter (2004); TRIKE (2005) in coproduction with Tanzquartier Wien and Theater am Neumarkt Zürich; V-TRIKE (2007) was first shown at Kaaitheater Brussels and premiered in full version at steirischer herbst musikprotokoll 2008 and Choreographic Platform Austria 2009. In coproduction with the New Music Festival Wien Modern Christine Gaigg and Bernhard Lang premiered TrikeDoubleThree (2009) a piece for four dancers, metal sound sheets and visual loop generator in November 2009.


Her first theatre project (2007) staged a text by Elfriede Jelinek, "Über Tiere" (On animals), in coproduction with Theater am Neumarkt Zürich, Zürcher Festspiele and Tanzquartier Wien.


Sacre Material has been awarded the Austrian Dance Production Prize 2001 and has been re-staged in 2006 for DanceAustriaAT.Brussels.


Besides her choreographic work she was associated with the journal “Performance Research” (1995-2001) and was a member of the managing committee of T-junction, an association for the advancement of contemporary dance in Austria. Since 1996 she is a lecturer for performance theory at the University of Vienna.


During the season 2007/08 Christine Gaigg was Artist in Residence at Tanzquartier Wien.


Currently Christine Gaigg, together with composer Bernhard Lang, stage designer Philipp Harnoncourt and the Institute for Electronic Music Winfried Ritsch, is conceiving the grand opening for the festival steirischer herbst 2010, September 23, for the venue Helmut-List-Halle, Graz.

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