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Born and raised in a rural area in the middle of Germany and having lived in and seen different places afterwards have inspired him to address social issues with his art. His choreographic language is direct and focuses on the intention behind movement. Within that he repeatedly concentrates on the emotional development of the characters he creates. Thematically, his choreographies are dedicated to interpersonal relationships and social taboos. His movement repertoire draws on exaggerated gestures and impulsive movements. He is fascinated by the magical moment of the coexistence of comedy and tragedy – truthfulness of human vulnerability. 


Chris Jäger is a choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. After studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main, he danced with renowned companies, including Punchdrunk in Shanghai, Inbal Pinto & Avshallom Pollak in Tel Aviv, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Helena Waldmann and Kirill Serebrennikow at Thalia Theater Hamburg. His choreographies are shown at municipal and state theaters such as the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Staatstheater Braunschweig, the Landesbühnen Sachsen in Radebeul, the Neuköllner Oper Berlin and the Theater Heilbronn, as well as at independent theaters such as the LOT-Theater Braunschweig, ROXY Ulm, the Eisfabrik Hannover and the Uferstudios Berlin, and have been performed at numerous international festivals and competitions (Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, TANZ!Heilbronn, 28th International Competition of Choreographers in Hannover, HAUT_SCENE Festival Copenhagen, Zawirowania Choreographic Competition Warsaw, etc.). His latest works SEX MIT MADONNA and DADDY SHOT MY RABBIT received public funding and toured nationally. In 2023 he premiered his first commissioned work MIDNIGHT SWINGING with the dance company of Landesbühnen Sachsen in Radebeul. Chris was a resident artist at Seoul Dance Center in 2019 invited by the Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture in South Korea. Beyond the theater, Chris Jäger has also worked as a choreographer for film productions, including German productions such as „Babylon Berlin“ and „Rote Sterne überm Feld“, but also Hollywood productions such as „The Hunger Games: ballad of songbirds and snakes“, „TÁR“ and „John Wick Chapter 4“.