Philipp Gehmacher grew up in Salzburg and in Vienna. In 1993 he went to London Contemporary Dance School where he received a BA in Contemporary Dance in 1996. After the first solo “the mumbling fish” he enrolled for an MA Dance Studies at Laban Centre London which he was awarded in 1999. After ten years in London he returned to Vienna during the Summer 2003.
During his final period in London he choreographed the pieces “in the absence”, “Holes and Bodies” and “embroyder”. For the opening of Tanzquartier Wien in 2001 he created the duet “good enough”, which, after a period of international touring, was reworked into a new version with the choreographer Raimund Hoghe in 2004 and last shown at ÖsterreichTanzt 06.