Klaus Obermaier

For more than two decades media-artist, director, choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier has created innovative new media work in the performing arts, and with music and installations, and has been highly acclaimed by critics and by audiences worldwide. His inter-media performances and artworks have been shown at festivals and theaters throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia.He has worked with dancers of the Nederlands Dans Theater, Chris Haring, Robert Tannion (DV8), Desireé Kongerød (S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt and others. He has composed for the Kronos Quartet, the German Chamber Philharmonics, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and the Balanescu Quartet.

Since 2006, Obermaier has been a visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice/Italy, and since 2013 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. 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, Barcelona and Venice.