graduate of the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" Berlin and the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette Charleville-Mézières in France. C.U. Gebert developed a very unique aesthetic language. The spoken word is subordinate to mysterious, minimalistic images, which are the bearers of meaning.
Apart from the solo work, C.U. Gebert cooperated with several international directors. From 2001 to 2007, as a puppeteer in multiple productions of the American director, scenographer and puppeteer Roman Paska. Since 2015, engaged as a puppeteer and actor in the production The Ventriloquists Convention by Gisèle Vienne.
Gebert is an instinctive artist and invents an artistic world with great sensitivity. The puppets have the ability to oscillate between absence and presence. The very special rhythm of the shows also participates in creating unusual bonds with the audience. With small gestures, C.U. Gebert creates an associative, delicate and poetic theatrical experience.
„C.U. Gebert’s puppets take their time to let their eyes wander, while never revealing where they are directing their gaze or what they are looking at. They contemplate symbolic spaces whose location cannot be determined. They are anywhere and nowhere. They are the future, past, life, death. In this way, worlds emerge into an empty space – when you try to enter them, they disappear. (...) And even though the view extends far into the unknown, as spectators we are always left with the sense of a world that is oddly close to us, that each of us is familiar with, in his/her own way.”
Gert Engel (Das Portrait - www.fidena.de)
In 2015 C.U. Gebert was honored by the Institut International de la Marionnette with the Prize for "Creation/Experimenation" rewarding a recent young artist / company who has renewed the language, practices and aesthetic forms of the arts of puppetry.
C.U. Gebert lives and works in Berlin.
In 2018 ARTE TV has presented in Metropolis a Portait of C.U. Geberts Artistic Work.