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August 05, 2004

Ballettikka RealVideo Internettikka


Tactical Ballet

Ballettikka RealVideo Internettikka is the third 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 of Stromajer and Zorman carrying out an illegal ballet invasion in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater and transmitting it live on the Internet. In Part 3, Grassi, Stromajer and Zorman 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. The condensed version of Ballettikka RealVideo Internettikka consists of a video with Morse-code dramaturgy. The net performace Ballettikka Internettikka: ilegallikka robottikka, by intima, will take place in November 2004. (more)

Posted by jo at August 5, 2004 05:38 PM


see video of earlier performances: http://www.impakt.nl/bi/

In Part 1, net.ballet, Stromajer dances a ballet based on html codes for a webcam. What occurs during the 20 second intervals between frames is left to the viewer's imagination. Part 2, ballet.net was performed exactly one year after Part 1 and took the form of trespass. Stromajer and his colleague MC Brane broke into the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, and once inside the building Stromajer once again performed his ballet, which was broadcast live on the Internet using a mobile phone and a laptop.

Posted by: Jo at October 5, 2004 11:29 AM