Chris Scherer is an Australian born cross disciplinary performer and a graduate from ACArts. During his 6 years of intensive training, Chris obtained a Bachelor of Dance Performance and a Advanced Diploma in Acting. He has devised and performed work in various mediums with his film work having been presented in numerous festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and America. Chris makes accessible, topical, image based work using collision and fusion processes of performance and presentation. He is a rule-breaker who rejects the boundaries of traditional art forms, ensuring his audiences have memorable, personal and unique experiences.

Career highlights include an Australian Dance Award for Best Dance on Film (2009) with ‘If the Shoe Fits’, the theater work ‘Private Lives’ (2008) directed by Jo Stone, and his recent Dance Theater solo ‘Pickled’ (2010). ‘Pickled’ was awarded the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Judges Commendation for Best Dance and nominated for the inSPACE Development Award. Since the completion of this solo and leaving Australia, Chris has been working throughout Europe as an rehearsal assistant to Miguel Pereria (Portugal) in ‘Antonio e Migiuel’, a performer in ‘World of Interiors’ by Ana Borralho & Joao Galante (Portugal), a player in 'This Variation' by Tino Sehgal at dOCUMENTA (13) and an actor in ‘Your Mine Error’ by Juliar Jost (Germany). Chris has worked with Berlin based dance company ‘Total Brutal,’ directed by Nir De Volff and after his first creation with ‘Total Brutal’, ‘Picnics Weddings & Funerals’ in 2010 Chris was invited to continue to work with the company throughout 2011 in 'KOMOT'. In 2012 Chris
traveled to Brazil for the creation 'KIKAR' and in 2013 to Bangkok for the creation of 'Dancing to the end' and also to Tel Aviv with 'Diary of a Lost Decade' with the company.

In the beginning of 2012, Chris created the solo 'Virginised' which premiered at the Sophiensaele (Germany). In late 2012, he will begin the development stages of 'The things I should be sorry for' which will premiere in 2015. Chris is also collaborating with German choreographer Katharina Maschenka Horn with a duet called ''...about marriage'' which will premiere as a evening length work in 2014.

Chris continues to work as an independent artist and art maker throughout Europe and Australia.





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