with the body you can say a lot and come to yourself. but they often all want to be out of their own. especially in sports. in physical theatre you can be out of your own and come to yourself as well. it is essentially in this field of tension that things move.
physical theatre the experiment with the spontaneous poetic body language that develops freely
physical theatre, a physical lyric, a sea opera without singing. a silent powerful swinging of body majesties
the experience: what you will learn in physical theatre, at each improvisational event, is to respond to others. you need not, in fact, you must not try to "come up" with something. it is sufficient to take up an invitation, and continue it, repeating it until something new appears with minimal modification or modify what's offered as an answer spontaneously. this is the original form of dialogue. the physical theater only becomes boring when monologues are done, in which case the invisible bond that connects everyone is torn.
the contact: there is improvisation coming naturally from the elemental activities of walking, lying & squatting. thus, the basic vocabulary of theater and dance are developed as well.
there are repeated instances of contact and/or solving contact; fusion and separation. perhaps it even goes ahead digesting and self-propagating these elementary processes of life, as both have to establish contacts and overcome barriers of contact. union and separation, the nucleus of all stories, the nucleus of all.
the feedback: why not do on stage what we do constantly anyway? it seems to me to be a "feedback loop" in which conscious living can regulate itself through such feedback, as opposed to unconscious life which overregulates instincts, imprinting only conditioned learned experiences.
the process: the physical theater involves a process of design, development, research & in-scene-settings encouraging more physicality. be body, feel the lightness and heaviness, explore the space, make contact, hold and release the contents by feeling the body, one's own and that of the other's(foreign or familiar) body, their strength, tension and fatigue.
induction / the mirror: as ulrich gottlieb says: "if you feel it, the audience feels it also. here transmission forces come into play, mirror phenomena and activations by merely watching, enhancing the whole structure of the experience: sensorimotor sensations, emotional responses and cognitive processes."
from "about the physical theatre by ulrich gottlieb ". with courtesy of gerald hutterer
ulrich gottlieb, vienna/bangkok, 1964 born in germany. live in vienna/bangkok.
multiple discipline artist. physical theatre, performance, visual art, poetry, essays, taijiquan.
mime & physical theatre (werner müller, nürnberg / hiro uchiyama, paris & self-thaught).
taiji quan & qigong (lim chee choon, penang / chen liang yao, bangkok).
works in art and education. international collaborations with theatres, festivals, cultural institutions, universities, international schools.art projects, performing and teaching and internationally.
mime and classical music, education for children in story telling by classical music.
education and workshops, universities, international schools, creative srt academies.
art projects merging performance and visual art in multiple disciplines.
bavarian state theatre "zazou", d: jerome savary
bavarian broadcasting munich / philharmony cologne "speechless..."
bavarian broadcasting munich "till eulenspiegel"
international dance festival bangkok "physical poetry"
chiemsee orchestra, germany "cat in the boots"
art project #touch
wonderfruit festival, thailand
int. dance festival bangkok/ thailand
portugese embassy bangkok/ thailand
austrian embassy bangkok/ thailand
river city, goethe institut bangkok/ thailand
fang mae kong dance festival, vientiane/ laos
akh contemporary gallery vienna/ austria
bavarian theatre academy munich
srinakarinwirot university bangkok/ thailand
chulalongkorn university, bangkok/ thailand
university for popular music & music business
summer academy greece
art forum austria bank, vienna
international dance festival, bangkok/ thailand
international puppet theatre festival, hydra/ greece
patravadi theatre, bangkok/ thailand
penang players drama group, penang/ malaysia
theatre festival isny / germany
ista international school theatre association
physical poetry - dance/text
#touch - living canvas