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Ballettikka Internettikka
.  internet  .  ballet  .

They invade, they perform, they broadcast, they share their emotions and they enjoy the thrill ....

Ballettikka Internettikka BEO Guerrиllиkka
- Bureau NetBallet

by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman
National Theatre in Belgrade (Narodno Pozoriste u Beogradu),

Office of the Ballet Director
(3rd Floor)

Thursday, Oct 13th 2005 at 9 PM GMT+1  .  Duration: 23 minutes

Bureau NetBallet Operators: Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman
Bureau NetBallet Composer: MC Brane vs. BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System
Theoretical Adviser: Bojana Kunst . Computer Programming: SM NORT

Curator: Ana Vujanovic . Executive Producer: Jelena Knezevic

Brane Zorman & Igor Stromajer in Action


Ballettikka Internettikka Illegallikka Robottikka

by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman
Produced by Intima Virtual Base, 2004

Teatro alla S.cala, Milan/Italy
Saturday, November 13th 2004 @ 20:00 (8pm) GMT+1 Central European Time
Microlocation: [kitchen]

RoboBallet Operators: Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman
RoboBallet Composer: MC Brane vs. BeitThroN vs. Thronus Sound System
Theoretical Adviser: Bojana Kunst  . Ground Zero Field Espionage: Giullia Ferrari .
Computer Programming: SM NORT


Ballettikka Internettikka - Autto Mobillikka

by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman
# Live Internet Broadcasting

Monday, October 4th 2004 - from 7pm to 7:20pm GMT+1
Produced by Intima Virtual Base, 2004
Location: Ljubljana Beltway - Motorway Ring, Slovenia

Stromajer & Zorman were manipulating two remote-controlled toy-ballet_robots with wireless cameras, and broadcasting live video and audio signal over GPRS/GSM mobile phones on the internet.

Robo Ballet Choreography by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman; Music by MC Brane

Part of the Autokino Barje / Ring project by Laura Cantarella, Dejan Habicht, Blaz Kriznik and Tanja Lazetic


Ballettikka RealVideo Internettikka

by Davide Grassi, Igor Stromajer, Brane Zorman
Produced by Aksioma, 2003

Project was premiered in Moderna galerija Ljubljana - Slovene Museum of Contemporary Arts & Television Slovenija Kultura - Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 2003
(in the frame of U3 - 4th Triennal of Contemporary Slovenian Art: Here and There).

Ballettikka RealVideo Internettikka is a self-contained action in the tactical project Ballettikka Internettikka, which began in 2001 with the exploration of Internet ballet. The second installment, in March 2002, consisted in Stromajer and Zorman carrying out an illegal ballet invasion in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater and transmitting it live on the Internet. Here, Stromajer and Zorman have brought together two Moscow performative acts: the ballet break-in in the Bolshoi and the Chechen terrorist act in the Dubrovka Theater in October 2002. Moscow, as a juncture of avant-garde movements and political symbolism, unites the two actions: the homicidal–suicidal terrorist act represents the ritual manifestation of the intimate sacrifice of one’s own body, as well as of those of others, while ballet represents a strategic sacrifice of the dancer’s body as it is honed into a flawlessly functioning machine. “Terrorism is theater,” Brian Jenkins tells us, but in the end, all aesthetic norms are abandoned and all that is left is tactics, both in art and terrorism. Ballettikka RealVideo Internettikka makes a contribution to the misunderstanding of contemporary postmodern terrorism and democracy’s fear of fanatic devotion; it represents a fascination with criticism of the system and with appeals to the beauty of dying. Through performative disturbances of the electronic medium, which opens itself up to emotion and the flesh of the body, identity is transformed. “We’ve come here to die!” proclaimed Barayev, the Chechen terrorist leader, as the group disrupted the Moscow performance of the musical Nord-Ost. “We’ve come here to dance,” wrote Stromajer, as an Internet link was established with the Bolshoi Theater and the wireless ballet began, seven months before Barayev’s dying.


Ballettikka Internettikka: M-III Robot Net Ballet

by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman
Bergen, Norway, November 5, 2003 at 20:00 GMT+1
Produced by Intima Virtual Base, 2003
Co-Produced by Impure Company / Hooman Sharifi, Norway
Live Internet Broadcasting

RoboBallet Operator: Igor Stromajer
RoboBallet Composer: MC Brane - Brane Zorman
"Stromajer operates ballet-robot, MC Brane conducts MP3 orchestra!"

The project was realised in the collaboration with the choreographer Hooman Sharifi (Impure Company) and his Lab 03 event in BIT Teatergarasjen - Bergen Internasjonale Teater, Bergen, Norway (supported by Norsk Kulturfond).


Ballettikka Internettikka - Part Two: Ballet Net

by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman
Bolsh.oi Theatre, Moscow, Russia, March 28th 2002 at 20:00 GMT+3
Illegal Guerrilla Ballet Invasion
Produced by Intima Virtual Base, 2002
Live Internet Broadcasting

Ballettikka Internettikka: Part Two - took place in Bolsh.oi on March 28th 2002, exactly one year after Ballettikka Internetttikka: Part One - net.ballet. On Thursday, March 28th 2002 (19:00 Moscow time). ARTinvasion: at 19:49 GMT+3 both artists entered Bolsh.oi (Moscow/Russia) via small window in the left wing of the building and performed the action in the abandoned part of the cellar. They successfully left the building at 20:17 GMT+3. This illegal action was carefully studied as an invasion. Watches were synchronized and all the details were prepared. Artists used hi-tech mobile and wireless equipment for invasion and live broadcasting (portable computers, mini digital camera, MP3 audio systems, mobile WAP telephones etc). Laptop and MiniDV cam, together with Webcam32 (version 6.0) software were used for visual signal broadcasting (running over Intima Virtual Base FTP server). Another laptop and MP3 player with online interface SHOUTcast (version 1.8.3/win32), was used for live sound broadcasting (running over Beitthron FTP server). Russian GSM mobile phone operator MTS/RUS (Mobile Telesystems 2, GSM 900) was used for mobile internet connection.

                              Stromajer dances ballet net                   .         MC Brane conducts MP3 orchestra


Ballettikka Internettikka - Part One: Net Ballet

by Igor Stromajer & Brane Zorman

Internet, March 28th 2001 at 19:00 GMT+1
Co-Produced by Intima Virtual Base & BeitThron, 2001, Live Internet Broadcasting

Net Ballet Dancer: Igor Stromajer
Net Ballet Composer: Brane Zorman
Net Camera Man: Igor Delorenzo Omahen - watchit[tm]

"Stromajer dances net ballet, MC Brane conducts MIDI orchestra!"

After the project Oppera Teorettikka Internettikka from 1999, when net artist Igor Stromajer sang the HTML code of his net projects (in Slovenian National Opera), he decided to dance the net.ballet.

The event explored how ballet can be executed with a serial of still images (via live Webcam video capture) and, automatically uploaded on the Net every 20 seconds - choreographed to be understood only in the context of the Webcast, not live or in real time.

                                                                                                          Photo: Dejan Habicht