Since more than two decades media-artist, director, choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier creates innovative works with new media in performing arts, music and installations, highly acclaimed by critics and audience.
His inter-media performances and artworks are shown at 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/Italy, since 2013 also at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca/Romania teaching interactive arts and performances. In 2005 and 2008 he taught as an adjunct professor for composition at the Webster University Vienna. In 2010 and 2011 he held courses for choreography and new media at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma.
Since 2015/2016 he is co-director of the Master for Advanced Interaction at IAAC (institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia) in Barcelona.
From 2006 to 2014 he was jury member of the international choreography competition 'no ballet' in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany.
He gives lectures at international universities and institutions.
He lives in Vienna and Barcelona.
A computer-techno game, sound-animated by Obermaier's multicoloured electronic thunderstorm, like a horror vision of a weapon used on a crippled and disabled clone of a human being.
The experience is mind-altering.
Never have I seen technology so clever integrated into dance as here.
Obermaier's interactive visual worlds aroused storms of applause.
... a stunning, intense and entirely innovative interpretation of Stravinskys radical, repetitive, ritualistic rhythms.
Simply brilliant. ...
This at the same time playful, sassy and spectacular project is the centerpiece ...
Cult – no doubt.
And, boy, is it one spectacle that lives up to the description and pedigree. The use of live media in dance performance is not new, but with a conductor like Obermaier, the final result is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
THE BUSINESS TIMES
Klaus Obermaier's 3D-staging pulled all into its spell. The choreography and the virtual realization visualized the topic of sacrifice of the SACRE in a quality, which left the visitors shivering. The audience thanked with standing ovations.
The highlight of the open-air exhibition is provided by Klaus Obermaier.
Only on rare occasions the dynamic laws of dance and performance art have interacted in such a beautiful way with the world of digital images before.
Klaus Obermaier is regarded as the uncrowned king of the interactive digital cross-linking of dance.
Klaus Obermaier's visualization of Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" caused jubilation at the 'classical sound cloud' of the Linzer Brucknerfest. A milestone in the history of digital arts. Bravo!
An experience quite unlike any other, because he's unashamed to offer you beauty, grace and fun while experimenting with the edges of technology.
THE BUSINESS TIMES
Klaus Obermaier's installation 'shine on' is the star among the artworks at the 'Parklandschaften'.