Tanz*Hotel/ Art*Act Society was founded by Bert Gstettner, dancer and
choreographer, in Vienna in 1992. Situated in the lofts of a former factory
in Favorlten, Vienna’s 10th district, Tanz*Hotel serves as home for art
and offers room for training, rehearsal and workshops. Tanz*Hotel unfolds
its full performance in the preparation and realization of performances
and projects of contemporary dance with an interdisciplinary setting.
With its five-pointed star Tanz*Hotel is label for the creations initiated
and choreographed by Bert Gstettner in collaboration with dancers, composers,
musicians and designers of visual and applied arts.
Helmut Ploebst, "Salzburger
" Rooms, danced and sounded"
Even more effective seemed the improvisation Suite*Act 1, work of the
Viennese Ensemble Tanz*Hotel under the choreographer Bert Gstettner. Robert
Spour, piano and Christian Fennesz on the music-computer insert sounds
and ringings into a hotel-suite like Black Box, where initially some dancers
have the sensation of boredom. As if they were just passing time they
start to dance, reminding one another of different dance-styles, inventing
absurd sceneries: a toe-shoed ballerina in a large overall of plastic
jumps over the stage, with a laughter close to madness, from the distance
Ursula Kneiss, "Der Standard”"
" “Excess of Symmetry”"
In Pla*t*eau Bert Gstettner dressed four female dancers in costumes prolonging
the body-forms…pushed them through the space in geometric formations…
maintained the character of performance and placed Dietmar Bruckmayr as
excessively yelling and gasping counter-part.