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 his studies of contemporary dance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main he joined Jan Pusch and his company at STAATSTHEATER BRAUNSCHWEIG in 2012. Since then he has worked with companies and choreographers such as PUNCHDRUNK International in Shanghai (SLEEP NO MORE), Inbal Pinto & AVSHALOM POLLAK in Tel Aviv and HELENA WALDMANN in Berlin. His works have been invited to internationally renowned festivals and competitions (28th International Competition of Choreographers in Hannover, HAUT_SCENE Festival Copenhagen, Zawirowania Choreographic Competition Warsaw, etc.). His latest work SEX MIT MADONNA received both private and public funding. SEX MIT MADONNA was shown at LOT-Theater Braunschweig, Quartier Theater Hannover and Theater im Delphi Berlin and is going on tour in 2022/23.
Chris was a resident artist at SEOUL DANCE CENTER in 2019 invited by the Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture in South Korea. From 2019 to 2020 he took part in the tandem program of Tanzbüro Berlin a project for emerging choreographers and dramaturges. He is choreographing for both theatre and film. He choreographed for films such as BABYLON BERLIN (Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries, Hendrik Handloegten, X Filme), JOHN WICK 4 (Chad Stahelski, Keanu Reeves, Lionsgate/Babelsberg Filmstudios), TÁR (Todd Field, Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, X Filme), ROTE STERNE ÜBERM FELD (Laura Laabs, Amerikafilm) and THE HUNGER GAMES: Ballad of songbirds and snakes (Francis Lawrence, Lionsgate).