Philipp Gehmacher

Philipp Gehmacher [b. 1975] comes from Salzburg. He graduated from London Contemporary Dance School [1996] and started dancing studies at the Laban Centre in London [1999], following his solo project "Mumbling Fish". After ten years in London, Gehmacher, works back in Vienna [since 2003] and is acknowledged as the most interesting Austrian choreographer of the young generation. He has created a number of renowned choreographies [also in collaboration with the stars of international dance]. The 2004/2005 season and his work on the "Incubator" project, which was created in four stages [in Vienna, Berlin, Kaaitheater in Brussels and in Les Subsistances in Lyon], were the breaking points in his career. During all the four stages, the subsequent, unique versions of the developing project were presented.

In 2007, the premieres of two spectacles created by him were held: the "Like There's No Tomorrow" trio and the "Maybe Forever" duet [created with Meg Stuart]. In 2002, Gehmacher was granted the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and the prestigious Jerwood Choreography Award. Also in 2002, he became a resident of Dietheater [Vienna], as well as Tanzquartier [Vienna] in the 2003/2004 season. In 2006, he published "Incubator" [a book created by Philipp Gehmacher, Angela Glechner and a dramatist Petera Stamera].