Perer Stamer in Warsaw

Under the Performing Europe project, C/U Foundation and Peter Stamer are launching an open call for applications  to join a Lab to create an imagined dance space:
Creating a Dance House: A Laboratory of Imagination - open call



Peter Stamer works as director, performer, mentor, and curator in the field of contemporary theatre and performance. Next to his theatre pieces such as On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense or his rendition of Franz Kafka's In the Penal Colony (planned for 2019), Peter’s performance and theatre projects often take on strategies of story-telling and dialogic improvisation, f.e. the performance For Your Eyes Only (presented in Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm a.o.) or A Piece You Remember to Tell, a history-telling-project on contemporary dance pieces.

Peter has also been (co-)conceiving installation projects such as the performative installation 26 Letters To Deleuze which was presented at EMPAC Troy/New York; the international building-performance-project A Future Archeology (Berlin, Vienna, Cairo) in 2013, or the site-specific performance and residency project Ariadne on the Beach – Building Together with the Tides in Porto. As theatre maker he regularly collaborates with the Viennese theatre group toxic dreams with which he realized a.o. a series of theatre shows such as The Big Event 1-3 on Kennedy’s assassination, or the two-day long The Circus of Life A-Z at Tanzquartier Vienna. Since summer 2017, toxic dreams and Peter are setting out on the quest for the ‘Austrian whale’, taking on Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick. After a series of presentations the project will see its final curtain in September 2018 with the premiere of The Whale that Swallowed Austria.

As curator, Peter Stamer was responsible for two editions of the festival Tanznacht Berlin (2008 and 2010) and, along with Silke Bake, for the 2011 edition of the NU Performance Festival Tallinn in the framework of Tallinn Cultural Capital. He has been mentoring and coaching at various art education programs such as AMCh Amsterdam, ZHDK Zurich, HZT Berlin, or APASS Brussels.

30 May 2018