graduate of the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" Berlin and the École Supérieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette Charleville-Mézières in France. She has developed a very unique aesthetic language, distinctive of her solo work. The spoken word is subordinate to mysterious, minimalistic images, which are the bearers of meaning.
Apart from her solo work, Uta Gebert cooperated with several international directors. From 2001 to 2007, she guested as a puppeteer in multiple productions of the American director, scenographer and puppeteer Roman Paska. Since 2015, she has an engagement as a puppeteer and actress in the production The Ventriloquists Convention by Gisèle Vienne.
Uta Gebert is an instinctive artist. She invents her own artistic world with great sensitivity and her puppets have the ability to oscillate between absence and presence. The very special rhythm of her shows also participates in creating unusual bonds with the audience. With small gestures, she creates an associative, delicate and poetic theatrical experience.
„Uta 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 Uta 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.
Uta Gebert lives and works in Berlin.