Werdegang / Ausbildung: 
Robert Wechsler is a choreographer, dancer, opera director and creator of interactive installation art pieces.
He made his first interactive dance piece in 1974. It used self-made body-worn electronics to generate sounds through his movements on stage. In the 1980's he was a protegé of Merce Cunningham and John Cage in New York, and moved to Germany in 1990's where he lead the Palindrome Dance Company. He is considered a pioneer in the use of computers and sensors with live dance. He has directed operas for the Bonn city Opera; Tafelhalle, Nürnberg; San Francisco International Arts Festival; Stanislavsky theater, Moscow (2015); Baku State Theater, Azerbaijan (2015).
He often collaborates with composers of electro-acoustic music and is a frequent presenter at venues for experimental music.
From 2011 until now, he has been leading a project to develop an interactive dance-music device for persons with other abilities, known as the MotionComposer.
Mr. Wechsler divides his time between Weimar and Berlin where he collaborates with co-creators Delphine Lavau, Andreas Bergsland, Marcello Lussana and others.

Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen: 
In collaboration with Palindrome Dance Company:
2017-2019 EFRE Thüringen for MotionComposer project
2016 Embodied contemplative practices and interactive music
2013-2016 Metabody Media Embodiment Teckné and Bridges of diversity - EU project
2015 Affording Difference, IMF Weimar

Recent Works:
2016, "Everyone finds someone" Hi>Dance Festival, Aosta
2015, "Skintimacy", Hi>Dance Festival, Rome
2015, "Quintet", NIME2015, Baton-Rouge
2014, "Jenseits der Schatten", Moscow, Baku
2015-14, "Jeu de Modes", Hi>Dance Festival, Rome, 2015; New-York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, 2014
2014, "La danse II", New-York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, 2014
2014, "The body is not what it used to be", AMBER Festival 14, Istanbul
2014, "Song Shan Mountain", ICMC, Athens
2013, "Tiresias", Cynetart Festival, Dresden
2008, "Oklo Phenomenon", AMBER Festival 08, Istanbul

Palindrome has been presented at theaters and festivals of dance, video and art: HI:Dance Festival, Rome, 2018, 2016; NIME – The International Conference on New Interfaces2004, 2009, 2012, 2015;New-York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, 2014; ICMC 2014, 2010, 2008;Monaco Dance Forum, 2000, 2002, 2004; Ludwigsforum Aachen, Hörkunst Festival; SEAMUS (2012 ,14, 16), AMBER Festival, Istanbul (2008, 2014); Centre Culturel Saint Exupéry, Reims in France; Zentrum für Kunst u. Medientechnologien (ZKM) in Karlsruhe.
www.motioncomposer.org
www.palindrome.de
Auszeichnungen / Preise: 
Together with Palindrome Dance Company collaborators:
2016 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition,"Special Recognition Award" for MotionComposer
2015 Leben Pur, Innovationspreis for MotionComposer
2006 Digital Arts Award, Monaco Dance Forum, Jury selection
2002 Berlin Transmediale, First Prize best interactive art
2001 CyNetArt Dresden, First Prize for best multimedia production