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 freelance choreographer and dancer from 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, Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company 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.). He is now focusing on establishing himself as a choreographer. In 2019 he choreographed for Tom Tykwer’s TV series Babylon Berlin and was invited by the Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture in South Korea for a residency at Seoul Dance Center. From 2019 to 2020 he took part in the tandem program of Tanzbüro Berlin a project for emerging choreographers and dramaturges.