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Dr. Christine GAIGG Choreographer, Director, Performer, 2nd nature, Vienna


 Christine Gaigg studied philosophy in Vienna and choreography in Amsterdam. After many years of collaborating with composers of new music (e.g. with Bernhard Lang on difference and repetition in the Trike series 2004-2012; Maschinenhalle#1 opened the festival steirischer herbst 2010) she is now focussing on "peformance essays". She uses the genre to present socio-political issues in various formats to allow tension between physical emotional and reflective analytical moments to emerge. Besides DeSacre! Pussy Riot meets Vaclav Nijinsky (2013) these include Maybe the way you made love twenty years ago is the answer? (2014 and 2018), untitled (look, look, come closer) (2015) about viral images of war, CLASH (2016) about homophobia as outsourcing of self-hatred, and Meet (2018), an experimental format of intimate encounters. As director she staged Elfriede Jelinek’s "Über Tiere" at Theater am Neumarkt Zürich and Xaver Bayer’s "Wenn die Kinder Steine ins Wasser werfen" at Schauspielhaus Wien.