stage your city

STAGE YOUR CITY by European Theater Lab (ETL) - AR installation (scene 1)

corpus - cinematic stage

corpus is a multi screen and camera environment, which augments physical action with cinematic content.


forest3 concerns spatialized representation in a performative setting and modes of “staging information” mediated by computational technologies. New research project at Arizona State University / School of Arts, Media and Engineering - located at iStage / Matthews Center, Tempe (AZ) USA.

pre choreographic movement kit

Pre-Choreographic Movement Kit is an Installation with interactive Movement Objects inspired by the generative character of the Pre- Choreographic Movement Principles of the Emio Greco | PC dance company, Amsterdam.

improvisational environments residency

Improvisational environments residency workshop at iStage, Arizona State University


SINLAB is a unique experimental laboratory in Switzerland, situated at the intersection of Performing Arts, Architecture, Science, Engineering and Philosophy. We explore new possibilities for artistic expression and stage conception. The project is a cooperation between the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), La Manufacture (HETSR), Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU) and Tsinghua University Beijing. It is funded by the „Sinergia“-program of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).


Research project at SINLAB with Pablo Ventura

dance: Unita Gaye Galiluyo, Deborah Hofstetter

lectures from improvisation technologies

new installation, redesigned with footage of DVD-ROM "Bill Forsythe: Improvisation Technologies" (1999)

Reedit: Nik Haffner, Volker Kuchelmeister, Chris Ziegler
Production Management: Julian Gabriel Richter

Performance: William Forsythe

The Forsythe Company and ZKM Karlsruhe 2011

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BEYOND workshops - Accademia Mobile Exchange by ICKamsterdam - Amsterdam (NL)

Inside Movement Knowledge

installation Design and Research Project

Inside Movement Knowledge is a two-year collaborative, interdisciplinary research project into new methods for the documentation, transmission and preservation of contemporary choreographic and dance knowledge. The project is a continuation of the Notation Research Project, Emio Greco | PC's investigation into systems for recording and transmitting the essential elements of their creative work. The outcomes of this research were presented (October 2007) in the form of an interactive installation and publication of a book, film documentary and interactive DVD with the title Capturing Intention.

Installation (ds|dm - second work phase for "professional level"):
The Interactive Installation Double Skin/ Double Mind is a virtual version of the Double Skin/Double Mind workshop. This workshop, which has been taught by dance company Emio Greco | PC since 1996, represents the basis of the creative work of choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Participants in this workshop are challenged to discover new interpretations of their dancing body.

Throughout 2006 an interdisciplinary research group, consisting of dance notators Eliane Mirzabekiantz and Marion Bastien, motion capture researcher Frédéric Bevilacqua, cognitive neuroscientist Corinne Jola, media artist Chris Ziegler, cinematography Maite Bermudez, artistic research processes Scott de Lahunta and EG | PC researcher Bertha Bermudez, has been focusing on this specific workshop trying to analyse and document it.

Inside Movement Knowledge Research Team: Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK) Art Practice and Development Research Group and AHK Dance Department/Theaterschool, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, the University of Utrecht (Theatre Studies program), Emio Greco | PC Dance Company, ICKAmsterdam (International Choreographic Center)


Nagarika DVD-ROM Bharatanatyam / Kalarippayattu

"Derived from the Sanskrit, NAGARIKA meaning a civilizational dimension, is an integrated information system on Indian physical systems presented as a series of interactive DVDs detailing the concepts of body and the principles of movement embedded in Bharatanatyam ( project supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation and Goethe Institut)and Kalarippayattu ( project supported by Ford Foundation).

Over the years, Attakkalari has undertaken in-depth research into teaching methodologies in Indian performing arts traditions. Notions of knowledge creation and sharing, transfer of aesthetic sensibilities and the process of forming gestures, body lines and movement as cultural symbols, as well as the role of breath, focus and music in accentuating and augmenting the experience of movement, have come under the scope of these studies. The knowledge of these independent projects led to a major research project, NAGARIKA.   The project compiles and categorizes movement sequences of two specific Indian movement traditions – the first DVD in the nagarika series supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation and the Goethe Institut focused specifically on the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam."  

Attakkalari Center of Movement Arts

  DVD-ROM volume 1 Bharatanatyam (2006) link to Langlois Fondations for Arts, Science and Technology (not published yet)
DVD-ROM volume 2 Kalarippayattu (2011) NAGARIKA official webpage (published 07/11 - see purchase instructions under 'download')


SEAM 2010 Sydney: Agency and Action

CHOREOGRAPHING WITHIN AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA ENVIRONMENT "Chris Ziegler will be facilitating two intensive one-week curated laboratories to develop work within the "wald-forest" interactive environment. The work of Chris Ziegler ranges from DVD-ROM projects to interactive installations and multimedia performances and performance environments. During 17–28 October, Christian will set up his work "wald-forest" as a laboratory space for choreographers to work in. Chris will work with choreographers both as a facilitator and as a programmer to offer them insight and practical exploration of his interactive dance environments."
On 30 and 31 October Critical Path will host a one-day public exhibition of the "wald-forest" installation, and a forum where Chris Ziegler will present his own work and the work he has undertaken with Emio Greco|PC designing the prechoreographic dance training installation "doubleskin | doublemind".
SEAM2010, Sydney 17–28 oct, Place: The Drill Hall 6 NSW Choreographers in partnership with the Goethe Institut Sydney.

DanceMediaAcademy 07

DanceMediaAcademy 07, Kunstfest Weimar
Chris Ziegler, installation "forest 2"
Students from Palucca Schule Dresden, choreography
Students of Bauhaus University Weimar, music

Tanzwerkstatt Europa 2007

Workshop 1st -9th August 2007
Accademia Mobile / wald-forest

Workshop, Rehearsal Muffathalle, i-camp Theater, Munich
9th August 8:30 PM showing "meet you in the forest" i-camp Theater, Munich

Through Emio Greco | PC's artistic collaboration with German media artist Chris Ziegler Accademia Mobile will run an edition within the TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA. Since 1989 this annual dance festival has been a two-week meeting place for dancers and choreographers in which different bridges of understanding between dance and other forms of visual art, acting, musical theater, and new forms of media art are created.

In the form of a coaching project for dancers, choreographers and actors, the Accademia Mobile edition at the Tanzwerkstatt will focus on the interaction between different artistic languages: the Emio Greco | PC workshop 'Double Skin/Double Mind' and the interactive installation of Chris Ziegler 'wald-forest'.
The workshop 'Double Skin/Double Mind' will serve as a physical and mental preparation for a later entrance into the interactive space of 'wald-forest', where movement parameters are related to light and surround sound architecture, creating interesting spatial perspectives for movement creation.
The combination of experiences will be used to encourage each participant to participate in a creative project that will end with a public presentation on the last day of workshop.

For more information please contact:

(capturing intention)

Notation Research Publication by Emio Greco | PC and Amsterdam School for the Arts


D.A.N.C.E. is a European interdisciplinary professional insertion programme for young dancers under the Artistic Direction of Frédéric Flamand, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor and Angelin Preljocaj. Affiliated to this foursome are Pierre Droulers, Michele Anne De Mey and Thierry De Mey, the new artistic direction of Charleroi/Danses and the independent media artists Lutz Gregor and Chris Ziegler...

dancemedia 2003 Tokyo workshop

dance and new media workshop "realtime presence" with performance group "NEST", "[RE]" Tokyo
creating interactive performances with realtime software technology (ISADORA, an other tools).
using infrared videotracking with sound (electronic), music (life) , lights (shadow play) , and specific stage architecture for projection.

lecture and performane with Yuzo Ishiyama / NEST at Spiral Hall, Tokyo

cellbytes 2000

Telematic Performance Workshop
Cooperation between shinkansen/futurephysical London, UK with Institute for Studies in the Arts Arizona State University (ASU) Phoenix, USA

"telematic performance work" refers to the use of a telecommunication network to establish links between two remote spaces at the same time and to present the activities in those two separate spaces variously as a single performance event. In the case of Cellbytes, these activities will, at the same time, be presented using current software and hardware technologies to make use of the Web as a third performance "space".

As with many "new media" projects, telematic performance work can be traced back along historical and aesthetic trajectories that include and overlap with a range of art practices including installation, performance and communication art, video, etc. In doing so, one encounters many of the same concerns being addressed using different forms of technology in different contexts.

In addition to the telematic work -- another aspect of the Cellbytes project has been to utilise a triggering/ sensor environment in each space. This has had particular implications for the dancers who need to adjust to several degrees of disorientation in the spaces.

The group process model being used on this project is inter-authorship with a very strong emphasis on the pooling of skills and ideas, the constant interweaving and, in particular on this project, the crossover between the creative processes of dance/ choreographers and media/ technician artists."

Documentation by Scott deLahunta/ASU Phoenix:


That's Kyogen!

2000 DVD-ROM + DVD-series: Introduction in Kyogen (No) theater, produced at
ZKM | Karlsruhe by TMC (Tokyo Media Connection) Tokyo and WASEDA University, Tokyo

Silver Award I.D. magazine 2001 by Jenn Shreve:

"On a darkened stage, a 600-year-old form of traditional Japanese theater is being performed. Kyogen, as it's called, uses highly stylized acting techniques to paint a portrait of the human experience. Predetermined gestures indicate such emotions as fear, surprise, anger and grief. But in the virtual auditorium of That's Kyogen-a DVD-ROM that will be used to teach the ancient method in schools-audience members do much more than simply watch.

Jurors lauded this aesthetically pleasing, educational project for its distillation of an ancient art form into easily understandable categories: scripts, acting methods and movement, characters. Clear, concise navigation gives each user total control over what information is presented and when, while the interface helpfully provides cross-references and suggests intuitive conceptual relationships. For example, when a user is watching a video presentation of a play, thumbnail-sized images of the characters appear on the side of the screen. These can be clicked on to reveal deeper layers of information about each character without interrupting the action on stage.

This project artfully explores the nonlinear potential of disc media, offering tutorials in both Japanese and English, and allows users to customize such options as subtitles. Video demos accompanied by the digital equivalent of a stage bill make for deeper communication of the philosophies and disciplines inherent in Kyogen."


08/1996 - 07/1997 "Medien Kunst Aktion / Media Art Action" CD-ROM
Goethe Institute Germany, ZKM | Karlsruhe (History of German Video- / Performance Art 60s - 70s)

This multimedia documentation covers the many facets of the history of media art. Concentrating on Germany, the book deals not just with video, film and television, but also with music, installation, action and painting at the beginning of the 1960s and 1970s. The CD-ROM features reproductions of moving images.

03/1999 - 12/1999 "Medien Kunst Interaktion / Media Art Interaction" CD-ROM
Goethe Institute Germany, ZKM | Karlsruhe (History of German Video- / Performance Art 80s - 90s)

"This anthology is a beautifully designed tomb, both Rudolf Frieling and Dieter Daniels are excellent pathologists, having gathered a great deal of material and dialogues made by these German artist themselves and presented it in a very clear manner. They have also added a strong collection of material on the accompanying CD, which is as well designed as the book." The Thing 2/2001

www.mediaartnet.org link to publisher springer wien new york

Bill Forsythe: Improvisation Technologies

6/94 - 10/94 interactive Installation, Ballett Frankfurt, Tanzarchiv Köln
10/98 - 5/99 CD-ROM "Bill Forsythe: Improvisation Technologies - A Tool For The Analytical Dance Eye"," digital arts edition/special edition" Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart

"Choreographer William Forsythe, artistic director of the Frankfurt Ballet since 1984, has brought about a shift of paradigms in contemporary dance. The vocabulary of his choreographies re-defines body, space, time and movement. Improvisation Technologies , originally intended for the professional use of the dancers of Frankfurt Ballet, provides a unique opportunity to gain a different access to the work of this major contemporary choreographer.
Divided into 60 video chapters, the CD-ROM is made up of lecture demonstrations in which William Forsythe shows the essential principles of his improvisation techniques. Dance sequences, specially performed by Christine Bürkle, Noah D. Gelber, Thomas McManus and Crystal Pite, can be called up as further illustrations. Also included is a document of improvisation in practice: Forsythe's performance of Solo , filmed in 1995 by Thomas Lovell Balogh. The CD-ROM is in English only. The richly illustrated German/English accompanying booklet includes an interview with William Forsythe, an essay by dance critic Roslyn Sulcas, as well as photographs by Dominik Mentzos."