Klaus Obermaier - photo
concept, artistic direction, choreography, visuals, music

Since more than two decades media-artist, director/choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier creates innovative works in the field of performing arts, music, theatre and new media, highly acclaimed by critics and audience.
His performances are shown at major festivals and theaters throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia.
He worked with dancers of the Nederlands Dans Theater, Chris Haring, Robert Tannion (DV8), Desireé Kongerød (S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt) …
He composed for ensembles like Kronos Quartet, German Chamber Philharmonics, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Balanescu Quartet, among others.

Since 2006 he is visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice teaching 'directing and new media'. Also since 2006 he is member of the jury of the international choreography competition 'no ballet' in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany. In 2005 and 2008 he taught as an adjunct professor for composition at the Webster University Vienna. Since 2010 he holds courses for choreography and new media at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma and at IUAV.
He gives lectures at international universities and institutions.

Barbara Autiero
choreography and dance

Barbara Autiero studied with renown choreographers like Patrizia Macagno, Joseph Fontano, Manoela Caracciolo, Daniela Capacci, David Parsons, Denys Ganio and Ugo Dell'Ara, working on classical ballet and modern repertoire at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma, where she obtained a diploma in classical dance in 1999. From 2000 to 2005 she studied contemporary dance and in 2006 she attended the 3-year Laurea Triennale course at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma, working together the with the following choreographers: Lucia Latour on "Pycta" - Teatro Vascello Rome, in 2007 with David Zambrano - Teatro Ruskaja Rome, in 2009 "Ballo Sport" with Ismael Ivo and Wayne Mc Gregor for the opening ceremony of the "World Swimming Championship" - Stadio dei Marmi Rome.
At the moment she attends the two-year master course for choreography at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma.

Marta Capitani

Marta Capitani is a dancer and choreographer, based in Rome. She's attending the choreographic composition course at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma. She studied Dance and choreographic composition at Movement Research of NYC and at Trisha Brown Dance Studio. From 2006 to 2008 she was dancer, researcher and assistant in AltroTeatro, directed by Lucia Latour. Productions: Pycta, Hallalunalalone e Lallunahalalone. With AltroTeatro she also attended many workshops on Motion Capture, Motion Graphics, Dance and Sound. In 2009 she founded Anagrama, a young choreography collective, that created Perimetrale Astratto, Kroma, Optico (co-producted by Duncan3.0) and #2, a site-specific performance for MLAC, Museum and Laboratory Of Contemporary Art at ‚La Sapienza' University of Rome.
In 2010 she was selected by Ariella Vidach to participate in NAO-Nuovi Autori Oggi/Tec Art Eco.

Martina Menegon
interactive installation

Martina Menegon lives and works in Venice. She is studying Visual Arts and Theatre at the University IUAV of Venice. Over the past two years she has developed an interest in new technologies and 3D, especially the aspects related to video installations, photo manipulation, modelling and texturing.
She realized short 3d movies with Flaminia Cavallari, one of which won the Radio Sherwood TV Online Contest in June 2010.

Cristina Barbiani
artistic director assistant and dramaturgy

Cristina Barbiani studied Architecture and Visual Arts at University IUAV of Venice. She has been a visiting student at the New York University and MIT in Boston. She holds a PhD in History of Architecture and Performing Arts, with a thesis about notation in dance and landscape architecture, in the experience of Anna and Lawrence Halprin.
Since 1998 she collaborated with IUAV, where she teaches and conducts interdisciplinary workshops between architecture, dance and visual arts. She has worked with choreographers such as Frédéric Flamand in Marseille, Ismael Ivo at La Biennale in Venice and Klaus Obermaier at IUAV. Lives and works in Venice.

Stefano D'Alessio
assistant and additional programming

Stefano D'Alessio lives and works in Venice. He studied Visual Arts and Theatre at the University IUAV of Venice. His activities are essentially multimedia arts, performing arts and music. In 2010 he assisted in Klaus Obermaier's class at IUAV teaching multimedia programming.

Sara de Santis
choreography and dance

Sara De Santis, dancer and choreographer, lives and works in Rome, Italy. She worked in several contemporary dance companies in Rome, and she was travelling in Europe to study with renowned choreographers like: David Zambrano, Carolyn Carson, Frey Faust, Khosro Adibi a. o.
She graduated in theories and practices of anthropology at the Sapienza Università di Roma. Actually she is studing choreography at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma.

Flaminia Cavallari
interactive installation

Flaminia Cavallari lives and works in Venice. She is studing Visual Arts and Multimedia at the University IUAV of Venice focusing on 3d and multimedia courses.
She realized short 3d movies with Martina Menegon, one of which won the Radio Sherwood TV online Contest in June 2010.

Federica Maddalena Cucinotta

Federica Maddalena Cucinotta - dancer, choreographer, classical and modern dance teacher, pilates teacher - was born in Torino, Italy. She began her studies of classical and modern dance at the dance school of Diamante, Calabria.
Later she studied with some of the most important teachers and choreographers of classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance like Zarko Prebil, Joseph Fontano, Dino Verga, Frey Faust, Adriana Borriello and Ismael Ivo at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma, directed by Margherita Parrilla, the Etoile of Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
She graduated in 'dance and choreutics disciplines' and is now studying choreography.

Martina Piazza
interactive installation

Martina Piazza lives and works in Venice. She is studying Visual Arts at the University IUAV of Venice.
She focuses her work between art, cinema and multimedia. She took part at No logo spot film festival in Turin in 2009 with a stop motion short movie (in collaboration with Ruggero Pini).
In summer 2009 she participated at Real Presence workshop in Belgrade, Serbia. She collaborated with the exhibition 'Il male non è morto', shown in Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio (3-18 july 2010).

the concept of ... (here and now)

Klaus Obermaier with Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma
Università IUAV di Venezia - Faculty of Arts and Design / Figurentheater-Festival Erlangen Institute for Theater and Media Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg